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):
Valley Against Sex Trafficking (VAST)
Kirsten is a Community Fellow with the Valley Against Sex Trafficking engaging in program evaluation and policy analysis. In the fall she focused her efforts on evaluating the effectiveness of the first annual Lehigh Valley Anti-Trafficking Week, which was comprised of documentary showings, coffeeshop conversations, and art installations, all with the purpose of highlighting the stories of trafficking survivors and raising awareness about human trafficking in the Lehigh Valley. This semester, she is focusing her efforts on expanding the advocacy and action of VAST in the Lehigh Valley by strengthening the bonds with local government and expanding the organization’s trafficking awareness training. Kirsten is an M.A. candidate in Political Science.