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 Youth House
Danielle is a Community Fellow with Valley Youth House. She works closely with Project Silk, a youth drop-in center in Allentown that provides sexual health programming for LGBTQ+ youth of color. She aids in the development and delivery of Project Silk programming by collecting participants’ feedback through surveys and focus groups. Additionally, Danielle does agency-wide data analysis of client, parent/guardian, and customer satisfaction surveys, working to improve data collection methods and data analysis reporting. This work on quality assurance aims to directly benefit Valley Youth House staff in program improvement as well as create a more streamlined process for survey analysis in the future. Danielle is an M.A. candidate in Sociology.