Since the program’s inception in 2001, 172 skilled graduate students have served nearly 80 public and nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley through the Community Fellows Program.
Since 2012, Community Fellows have served the following partners (click on an agency name to learn more about these students’ experiences):
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Allentown
As a Community Fellow, Chloe Goldstein serves as the Business Relationship Manager for the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance (DABA), a program of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce. Chloe has conducted personal interviews with over 30 small businesses within the Hamilton District and developed a survey to track mutual needs in the business community. Survey data will help to facilitate future business development workshops and seminars and help to create more connectivity to the City of Allentown and DABA. The end goal of the program is to develop an ecosystem in support of the businesses, inclusive of marketing, accounting, business financial planning, legal, etc. Chloe functions as an adjunct staff member of the DABA and the Allentown Chamber of Commerce and attends board of directors meetings for both organizations. She also serves on the DABA Retail Committee reporting on her progress to the business owners and helping to plan innovative small business events. Chloe is an M.A. candidate in Political Science.