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):
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Department of Community Health
As a Fellow, Emily did research and collected data on homelessness and housing insecurity in the Lehigh Valley to help LVHN determine how it might address these issues to facilitate a healthier community. Her work included interviewing LVHN community health and social workers to better understand the difficulties of providing proper resources to patients who are homeless or housing insecure, and she visited local homeless shelters and soup kitchens as part of her research, as well. From these interviews and site visits, Emily developed policy and program recommendations.