Fellows Profiles Listed by Partners

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):

Nurture Nature Center
As a Community Fellow at the Nurture Nature Center (NNC), Lauren helped develop the “6 Degrees of Connection” program for middle school students, meant to inspire an interest in STEM careers and topics. She also created a Science on a Sphere® show highlighting the personal journeys of various STEM professionals.
Nurture Nature Center
Brooke was also at the Nurture Nature Center (NNC), supporting the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of local environmental risk. Brooke helped with program development, event coordination and promotion, community engagement, environmental educational outreach, and grant-writing and research, and oversaw NNC volunteers and interns. In addition, she worked on a community needs assessment, which sought to understand environmental concerns and awareness in the Easton community.
Nurture Nature Center
Laura’s fellowship is split between The Nurture Nature Center (NNC) and Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) Greater Lehigh Valley .  The organizations share similar goals of community building and raising awareness of environmental issues; NNC focuses on community need, while BFBL focuses on local food promotion. In the fall Laura gathered and analyzed pricing data from farmers’ markets and grocery stores for a report that is published on the BFBL website; she will spend more time on NNC work this spring and summer.  She assists both organizations with event planning and execution, develops and implements strategies to gather data from a full range of community members, and contributes to grant-writing. She also represents BFBL and NNC at public events, forums, and discussions. Laura is an M.A. candidate in Environmental Policy Design.

Community Fellows Profiles Listed by Year

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