News Release: Student Life
Feb. 6, 2009
Community Building, Social Change Provide Focus for New Fellows
Fellowship is a national model for engaged learning programs
Emory University announces its seventh class of undergraduates for the competitive Emory Community Building and Social Change Fellowship. A successful centerpiece of Emory's Office of University-Community Partnerships (OUCP), the fellowship is a national model for engaged learning programs.
The fellowship provides undergraduates with a comprehensive year of training, research and experience culminating in an intensive summer-long practicum working on community initiatives in metro Atlanta. The program also helps Emory continue to foster long-term, dedicated initiatives with various Atlanta neighborhoods and community groups.
Results of past fellows’ work include the completion of 25 projects that have produced policy change, new programs and entities, and funding for projects. Fellows also have expanded the capacity of existing community initiatives to effectively address issues such as HIV/AIDS, affordable housing, public education quality, urban sprawl, citizen engagement and more.
Listen to Julia Cadwallendar, a senior at Emory College, speaking about her experiences as a Community Building and Social Change Fellow.
The fellows are chosen by an advisory committee of 11 faculty members from nine departments and programs. Students selected for the competitive program receive a stipend of $3,500 for their summer community work, a summer housing allowance, 12 hours of academic credit and a summer tuition scholarship. For more information about the fellowship and recruitment, contact OUCP at 404-712-9893.
The 2009 Fellows include:
Senior, Anthropology/Global Health
Junior, Political Science/Psychology
Senior, Political Science/Psychology
Lewis Center, Ohio
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Junior, Sociology/Global Health
Coral Gables, Fla.
Sophomore, Political Science/Sociology