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Fall 2012

Volume 16, Number 3

Turning Point Panel: Environmental Activism Energy and enviro nmental sustainability were featured topics of a panel discussion among Princeton alumni, students, and community members who gathered at AlumniCorps on September 11. The panel included leaders of two environmental education organizations with ties to the Delaware River; an author whose book explores the implications of hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale, which contains one of the world’s richest natural gas deposits; and moderator Elyse Powell ’11, who recently completed a Princeton Project 55 fellowship in New York City. Jeff Rosalsky ’85, Executive Director of the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), described his unanticipated trajectory from work as an investment banker and entrepreneur to an encore career promoting sustainable living and appreciation of

In This Issue 1

Turning Point Panel: Environmental Activism

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A Note from the Executive Director

2-3 Roundtable Discussion with New York Emerging Leaders 4

Board Member Spotlight: Anne Tierney Goldstein ’79

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Turning Point Panel (Cont’d)

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Partner Organization Spotlight: AppleTree Institute

6-7 Regional Updates

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nature. What began as a volunteer opportunity with PEEC evolved into a position as a board member. As Jeff’s commitment to PEEC grew over more than a decade, he was ultimately offered his current position when his predecessor resigned. “Doing things like budgets or projections is not very challenging if you have done them for much larger organizations, and it allows me to concentrate on . . . moving the organization forward. Taking skills from a prior career and applying them to a nonprofit organization has been very rewarding and something that I wholeheartedly encourage,” Jeff said. He described one of the greatest challenges in his field: “We are still facing the issue of how to preserve natural resources while finding a balance with the need for water and power in a growing society.”

Seamus McGraw explores a similar tension between conflicting needs in his critically-acclaimed book End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone. At the panel he described how several years ago someone knocked on the door of his family farm to inform them that they were sitting on top of the Marcellus Shale, considered to be one (continued on page 5)

From Left: Seamus McGraw, Jeff Rosalsky ’85, Eric Clark, and Elyse Powell ’11

A Note from the Executive Director In early October I spent a day visiting some of Princeton AlumniCorps’ partner organizations in New York. I knew, of course, that we place our fellows with great organizations, but that day I was frankly awed by the work our partners and fellows are doing to build strong communities, provide caring and joyful learning environments for kids, promote improved mental health and developmental outcomes in early childhood, combat public health crises affecting New York’s poorest neighborhoods, and connect isolated families to the resource networks they need to move from generational poverty to secure and thriving futures. To learn about AlumniCorps’ partner organizations is to learn about some of

the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations around. No single issue or volume of Shared Effort could adequately capture the work of AlumniCorps’ hundreds of volunteers, fellows, Emerging Leaders, affiliates, and partner organizations. Princeton AlumniCorps is a family, but we are also a 23-year -old movement of civically engaged alumni dedicated to building our shared capacity to tackle complex systemic challenges. I hope this issue will give you a snapshot of where we are—and who we are—in this work. Thank you for being a part of Princeton AlumniCorps. We are doing great things, and we could not do it without you. In Community, Andrew Nurkin


A Roundtable Discussion with On September 13th, Princeton AlumniCorps Office Administrator Lisa Baumert sat down with Chimere Stephens, Katy Lankester ’08, and Chantel Marrow after their fourth (and midpoint) Emerging Leaders session in New York City. They shared how the Emerging Leaders professional development program is impacting their work and ability to face challenges and opportunities in the nonprofit sector. Lisa: How has Emerging Leaders impacted your work and your ability to be a more effective leader and manager at your organizations? Katy: I think Emerging Leaders has made me more aware and upfront regarding my own strengths and failings at my organization. Being able to demonstrate vulnerability toward my colleagues helps them open up to me, and allows us to support one another in our work. Through Emerging Leaders I have learned that if you create a perception of invulnerability you do not fully tap into resources of your team. Chimere: The resources we are given, and the discussions we have in Emerging Leaders help me understand that we are all going through some of the same challenges as new managers and new directors in the non-profit sector. Emerging Leaders helps me frame those challenges, provides context to them, and helps me find practical solutions to them. Chantel: Self-reflection is a significant part of our [Emerging Leaders] sessions. We work to really identify our strengths and weaknesses—things that we can build upon and things that we need to be aware and mindful of. These skills have been helpful for me back at my organization. They have made me more confident. I think that self-awareness begets confidence. Lisa: How has your participation in Emerging Leaders impacted your organization? Chantel: One of our peers in Emerging Leaders, Sara, spoke [in today’s

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session] of the recent partnership that my organization, Team Academy, started with her organization, Generation Citizen. Sara’s organization is now working in two of our schools with students around the topic of civic action and addressing community issues through critical thinking. This is an example of how great opportunities for networking and partnerships can be built as a result of having such dynamic folks around the table.

ple in the network said, “That is great. Why don’t you design the curriculum?” My stretch project is creating a professional development track for support staff for the entire network of five schools.

So far, it has been great. I have been able to identify some of the challenges in my network and draw from a lot that I have learned in Emerging Leaders. We are going to launch [the professional development program] this Katy: It has been great for me to be Thursday, and I am really looking forexposed to different types of nonprof- ward to it. its—that has taught me a tremendous Lisa: As you know public interest amount about the strengths and weakwork is always evolving. How has ness of different parts of the sector. your experience in Emerging LeadEmerging Leaders helps us find ways ers so far equipped you to face toto engage with the organizations of day’s challenges and tomorrow’s other cohort members, and learn from opportunities in the nonprofit secthem. I have started a binder in our tor? break room at work, where I put all the articles that we read in Emerging Chimere: I feel that being part of this Leaders, and I think everyone on my cohort has given us all confidence. team appreciates having access, This room is filled with dreamers— people who are really optimistic and through me, to all of these resources. feel that they can make a difference. Chimere: One component of being When you are around individuals like part of this program is our stretch prothis, it is contagious, it is infections. ject. We are not just putting these proLike Katy was saying, everyone here is jects together to develop nice theories. working in the nonprofit sector, in difThey are projects that we are trying to ferent fields and in different lines of actively put into practice in our workwork, but we are all connected. Our place. vision to see great things happen is There is a huge focus in the network of very consistent, and I feel like we schools I work for on professional de- really feed off of one another. velopment for teachers, and there is When I came to Emerging Leaders I not really a professional development was so focused on the things that I am track for school support staff. I went to not good at. So much so that I never the network of schools that I work for stopped and thought, “What am I good and said, “If we really want to see reat, and how can I utilize those sults these are some things that we strengths while still identifying my should consider.” The senior level peo-

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New York Emerging Leaders areas of growth?” So Emerging Leaders has given me a safe place to be able to do that, and to continue to try to get better in my professional life.

tives who are late-stage career folks, and there are opportunities for folks who are really early in their careers, looking for a fellowship or something like that. However, when you are makKaty: I would echo everything both of ing the transition into mid-career posiyou just said. I do not think there are a tions in the sector, I do not think there lot of places within the nonprofit world is really much out there. where you can develop the confidence that you need to lead an organization Chimere: Yes, that is true. We are all in similar places in our careers. While and the skill set to really underpin it. we all have different levels of responsiChimere, you mentioned that Emerging bility in our organizations, there are so Leaders is a safe space to come and be many things that we can relate to and in a room full of dreamers. I agree. We benefit from in Emerging Leaders, like work in the nonprofit sector, so you the coaching and accountability that we would think that this is what work is receive. It is cool to see the personal like every single day, but in reality it investment and commitment that we can be a very challenging sector to have all made with one another. I work in. A lot of folks in the nonprofit think we are able to get so much out of sector really are at risk of burnout. Par[Emerging Leaders] because everyone ticularly, I think that people like us— is fully committed to getting better, and who are really driven and ambitious committed to seeing the group do well, and excited to lead organizations—can and also to seeing everyone’s ideas and feel that we are just not able to move dreams and thoughts come to fruition. up or gain the skills we need to be able to achieve everything we think we can Chantel: When I first heard about within the nonprofit sector. Because of Emerging Leaders, and learned that it this, I think the sector loses people to was connected to Princeton alumni, I other pursuits and places where they was a little concerned that it would not think they are going to get more recog- be a fit for me. I did not go to Princenition in one way or another. So in or- ton and I didn’t graduate from any kind der to retain talented people in the non- of Ivy League school. However, I do profit sector, I think programs like bring seven years of experience in the [Emerging Leaders] are critical to mak- nonprofit industry. I think that opening ing sure all of us are able to develop up programs and introducing programs professionally, and step up to lead or- like this for the nonprofit sector really ganizations going forward. allows for a great, dynamic group of people to come together and share what Lisa: What do you think makes this they have learned, from different walks professional development opportuof life, educational backgrounds, and nity unique? What sets it apart from work experience. In my case I think other programs you may have exthis experience has just been phenomeplored? nal and I am greatly appreciative to Katy: This program is unique because AlumniCorps, and to Emerging Leadit is nonprofit-focused. Emerging ers. Leaders is in a price range that is acVisit Shared Effort cessible, and it is geared towards where online to see a video of I am at in my career. I think there are a the entire discussion! lot of opportunities out there for execu-

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Chantel Marrow Project Manager for Abyssinian Schools, the educational division of Abyssinian Development Corporation, a community development organization based in Harlem.

Chimere Stephens Director of School Operations for TEAM Academy’s elementary school, SPARK Academy, which is one of four KIPP schools in Newark.

Katy Lankester ‘08 Program Associate at the Global Impact Investing Network., an organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investments that aim to solve social or environmental challenges.

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Board Member Spotlight: Anne Tierney Goldstein ’79 Anne Tierney Goldstein ’79 has been the Human Rights Education Director of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) since 1993. She has taught undergraduate and law school courses at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the joint Oxford-George Washington summer program in human rights in Oxford, UK. She attended Harvard Law School. What was your first job? Libya, being just one poignant example. The gridlock on CapiI worked as a salesgirl in a Jordan Marsh department tol Hill, however, is a departure store. I didn’t get any special training to fit children with from that tradition. I see the shoes, but I was sent to tact classes before being trusted to willful rejection of scientific work in the women’s swimsuit department. evidence as something new, and something that needs to be solved, that probably can only be Who were your mentors early in your career? solved with private initiatives. The most brilliant professor I had in law school became My own field is social justice. I know relatively little a lifelong friend and mentor. about climate change, which seems to be the great moral In my first year of law school, all of my classes had 165 imperative of the next generation. I hope through Alumnipeople, and you could be called on at any time. I escaped Corps to learn who is doing effective work in that area. (being called on) for a month or so, and then my torts professor, Lew Sargentich, called on me around October. I had Who do you think is doing interesting work in the nonthe absolute stereotyped image of panic: the sea of faces profit sector today? swirling, the sickening lurch to the stomach, etc. I don’t I work for the International Association of Women remember the question, but my answer was, “The plaintiff Judges and I recently spent three hours with a group of Afwas smooshed by the train.” He looked at me encouragingly ghan women judges formulating strategies for ending stonand said (as though I’d solved Fermat’s Last Theorem), ings in rural Afghanistan. I love working for an organiza“That’s right. The plaintiff was smooshed by a train! I think tion that brings professionals together to discuss issues like Ms. Goldstein has hit upon a very important theoretical conchild sexual abuse. An organization where the woman on struct here.” one side of you might be a veiled Muslim or an Evangelical Then he went off on a twenty minute riff, by the end of Christian who thinks homosexuality and abortion are sins which I felt as though I actually had made some kind of that should be criminally prosecuted, and the woman on the profound and theoretical point. Two years later I became his other side of you might be in a same-sex marriage. research assistant. Once a year or so we meet for lunch, and More broadly, I find interesting groups that either (a) I’m still deeply grateful for his advice. draw on technology to solve ancient problems or (b) pracWhat is it about the AlumniCorps mission that you find tice politics in the sense that Hannah Arendt wrote about, by creating spaces to bring disparate people together to discuss, compelling in your career right now? to act, to promise, to forgive. I’m particularly drawn to orWhen I was at Princeton, I understood “Princeton in the ganizations like “Truckers Against Trafficking,” that bring Nation’s Service” to mean, first and foremost, government together people across professions and social class, that service. Today, there are still ways in which government draw on knowledge sources not exclusively from Ivy service fulfills this country’s highest tradition, Ambassador League towers. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador recently killed in

AlumniCorps Kicks Off 2012-2013 Fundraising Year! Last year we were able to reach our goal of over $450,000 through the generosity of our many committed donors. As we continue our signature Project 55 Fellowship Program, expand Emerging Leaders to NYC, increase the number of opportunities for Community Volunteers, and cultivate other alumni-driven public interest organizations through The Alumni Network, we need your support more than ever this year. Your gift is crucial in helping us meet our financial goals and fulfill our mission of engaging alumni in the public interest, so please give generously to Princeton AlumniCorps. Make a secure credit card donation online at www.alumnicorps.org or mail your donation to Princeton AlumniCorps, 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ, 08540. We also welcome in-kind contributions such as donated space, photography equipment, and airline miles. For more information, please contact Sandy Fernandez at 609-921-8808, ext. 7 or via email at sfernandez@alumnicorps.org. Page 4

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of the largest natural gas fields in the world. In his book, Seamus tells the story of “how my family, my neighbors, and the people I grew up with were trying to come to terms with doing the right thing in a tremendously challenging situation when the right thing is not always what you imagine it to be.” Seamus also talked about United States’ struggle to promote effective energy conservation while capitalizing on resources such as natural gas. “[Natural gas] is still a fossil fuel, and if we are still burning this stuff in 30 years we are [in trouble]. The idea is to turn around and use it as a bridge fuel to build wind turbines, with 7,000 acre facilities that provide energy to 440,000 homes . . . repeated thousands of times to provide energy for millions of people.” Teaching appreciation of natural resources is a top priority for Eric Clark, the Director of SPLASH (Student Participation in Learning Aquatic Science and History). Eric joined the Steamboat Floating Classroom on the Delaware River and became an onboard instructor at the request of the organization’s founder, the late Bart Hoebel, who was a Princeton professor of psychology. “The first thing that we tell children when they come aboard is that 17 million people depend on the Delaware for their drinking water, so it is a bio-resource,” Eric said. Eric

credits the work of two Princeton Community Volunteers for SPLASH as critical to the organization’s ability to continue to meet its educational mission. Wynn Madrigal ’91, a communications professional, is redoing SPLASH’s website to make it a more effective marketing tool. Haewon Park *05, a geoscientist who earned her PhD from Princeton, is serving as a grant researcher to expand SPLASH’s funding options. T u r n i n g Po i n t i s a Community Volunteers initiative, featuring speakers whose transformative experiences led them to make a measurable impact in their community and effect social change. Community Volunteers connects similarly inspired alumni with significant career Seamus McGraw writes about experie nce to nonprof it the conflict over the Marcelorganizations that have capacity lus Shale natural gas deposit. -building needs. For more information about Community Volunteers opportunities at PEEC, SPLASH, and other organizations, please visit alumnicorps.org.

Listening to Our Partner Organizations: Jack McCarthy, President and CEO of the DC-based AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation and AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School, shares his thoughts on how a partnership with Princeton AlumniCorps has contributed to his organization. AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation has seen tremendous impact from both the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program and Emerging Leaders. The Project 55 fellowships have given us access to a pipeline of bright, mission-driven talent that has increased our capacity, especially in communications. Schuyler Softy ’11, our first Project 55 fellow, has a background in grassroots politics, and with her support we completed foundational communication tasks such as building message maps, unifying our language, updating our materials, and engaging in social media. Schuyler was instrumental in producing DC LINKs, a series of events AppleTree held with PNC Bank, Fight for Children, and the Washington Area Women’s Foundation that served as a forum to highlight our awardwinning Every Child Ready instructional model. This innovative model is featured in Gaston Caperton and Richard Whitmire’s new book, The Achievable Dream: ColFall 201 2

lege Board Lessons on Creating Great Schools and in an upcoming issue of the American School Board Journal. This year, we welcomed Sara Wallace ’12, who has a background in journalism. We especially appreciate her ability to generate compelling content that effectively tells the AppleTree story. AlumniCorps’ Emerging Leaders program has also left its mark on AppleTree’s leadership team, including Chief of Research and Innovation Lydia Carlis. As a participant in the program’s inaugural year, Lydia explored how she could proactively strengthen organizational alignment and improve stakeholder support for management decisions. By forming an “All Hands” committee consisting of members of AppleTree’s executive, senior, and middle management, Lydia was able to improve the sharing of information and diverse perspectives on key initiatives within the AppleTree community. The project’s benefits extended deep into the organization, and Lydia received positive feedback from colleagues who appreciated the opportunity to be heard and work with AppleTree staff members outside of their usual focus areas. Lydia commented, “I learned that I could be honest without being ‘brutally honest’ and still feel authentic.” Page 5


Princeton AlumniCorps Regional Updates Boston

and picnic attended by fellows, mentors, and local committee members Boston is excited to welcome five from Princeton, Northwestern, and the new Project 55 fellows for the 2012University of Chicago with a great 13 year: Bianca Cabrera ’12, Anna turnout of 40 people. This was folCondella ’12, Danielle DiCesare ’12, lowed up on August 13 by a fellows Kelly Harchut ’12, and Thelma Ra- get-together for drinks with Vince mirez ’10. They were all welcomed, Anderson ’65 at The Gage on Michialong with the Boston High Meadows gan Avenue and a September 5 kickoff fellows, into the Boston community at dinner event for P55 fellows and menan event at Scholars Bistro in Govern- tors, hosted by one of our alumni menment Center attended by current tors, Sharon Fairley ’82. AlumniCorps area committee memIn partnership with the Steans Fambers and mentors on September 11. It ily Foundation and the Princeton Club was a great opportunity for everyone of Chicago, the pilot Chicago Commuto meet each other and a good way to nity Volunteers program continues to kick off the year. We’re also pleased move forward. The project matches to announce matching our fellows skilled Princeton volunteers with prewith not one, but two mentors for the screened nonprofits from the North fellowship year to provide our new Lawndale neighborhood in order to Bostonians with a rich and diverse set provide advice in fields like business, of knowledge and experience. law, marketing, and technology. If Our exciting fall seminar schedule you would like to learn more or bewill range from talks on food access to come involved, please contact the Chiart and architecture. The first seminar cago Community Volunteers Project c/ on September 20 was hosted by The o rbenevento@alumnicorps.org, or Food Project at their urban farm in contact John Fish ‘55, Tom Allison Roxbury/Dorchester, where fellows ’66, or Paula Morency ‘77. learned about the mission of this innovative nonprofit and also literally got their hands dirty helping out on the Harry Berkowitz ’55 has met with farm. and helped acclimate the four Project Amy Burghardt Muehlbauer ’05 55 fellows in Connecticut for the 2012 and Dinah Chen ’11 will be the co-13 fellowship year. The fellows are chairs of the area committee after the placed at two agencies which have great leadership of Lizzie Harvey ’06. been long-time partners of the Project 55 Fellowship Program. Carolyn Birbiglia ’11 and Brandon Chan ’12 are The ten Chicago Project 55 fellows working at the Norwalk Community are off to an excellent start this fellow- Health Center and Sabrina Szeto ’12 ship year. They all report being ex- and Mary Thierry ’12 are at Housing tremely busy at their placements and Development Fund in Stamford. Bad weather derailed plans for a have also begun their weekly seminar group meeting at the Norwalk Oyster series with the fellows from UniverFestival but the whole crew will be sity of Chicago, Northwestern, and meeting for a welcome dinner at the this year Harvard as well. For the first home of Harry Berkowitz ’55 and seminar, John Fish ’55, Chair of the Princeton AlumniCorops Board of Donna Dean in the coming weeks. As Directors, spoke about the history of always, the Connecticut fellows have also been graciously invited to particithe Chicago Public Schools. The Chicago program started off pate in New York area programming. strong with a July 30 "meet and greet" event in Millennium Park for a concert

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New York On September 8, the sixteen Project 55 fellows gathered at Prep for Prep for a local orientation with area committee members and mentors. At the orientation Reilly Keirnan ’10 facilitated a productive discussion of what professionalism means in the fellowship context, and Katie Ko ’08 discussed how to face city life on a tight budget, all of which was followed by a happy hour. Scott Taylor ’75 and Courtney Taylor hosted the Welcome Dinner for the New York AlumniCorps community on October 2. The first seminar of the year, on October 17, will be on green architecture. This will be followed by a perennial favorite debate on the criminal justice system between a powerhouse prosecutor and a titan of the criminal justice bar in November. In June, New York welcomed its first cohort of sixteen Emerging Leaders, who have now completed half of their program sessions. As part of the professional development experience which includes mentoring, stretch projects, facilitated peer support, and training on a wide range of leadership and management competencies, the participants have benefitted from access to top-level executives. Guest speakers have included Danielle Lee, President and CEO of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund; Katherine Damkohler, the Executive Director of Education Through Music; Daniel Oscar ’88, President & CEO of the Princeton Center for Leadership Training; David Offensend ’75, Chief Operating Officer of the New York Public Library; and Richard Walker ’73, Managing Director of Orr Associates, Inc. Participants have also benefitted from linking their employers to help meet the needs of their organizations. Abyssinian Development Corporation and Generation Citizen have partnered together based on the connections made by their Emerging Leaders.

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New York Project 55 fellows, area committee mentors, mentors, and staff at Welcome Dinner

Philadelphia The Philadelphia area got the 201213 fellowship year off to a great start with a welcome dinner. Katie Thaeder ’09 and Joe Sengoba ’11 welcomed Michelle Rippinger ‘12 at La Viola on September 5. Michelle will be a fellow this year at KIPP Philadelphia Schools. The Philadelphia AlumniCorps community attended the Princeton Club of Philadelphia Annual Dinner on September 19, where Katie and Joe both serve as board members and Katie also serves as the Community Service Chair. The Philadelphia AlumniCorps community also attended an event at the University of Pennsylvania on September 20 about the future of the Philadelphia School District. Katie will be the area coordinator this year taking over for Carol Rosenfield ’05, who is now attending business school at Yale. Good luck Carol! Joe, while serving on the area committee, also recently joined the Princeton AlumniCorps Board in September.

Princeton Our two newest Community Volunteers, Haewon Park *05 and Wynn Madrigal ’91, are featured on our blog where you can read about the impact of their transformative experiences: blog.alumnicorps.org. We now have open projects requiring a range of skillsets at five partner organizations: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children, the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program, Fall 201 2

the Pocono Environmental Education Center, SPLASH (Student Participation in Learning Aquatic Science and History), and the Westminster Community Life Center. The majority of the work can be done remotely. To learn more and sign up for a project, go to the AlumniCorps website or email Rachel Benevento at rbenevento@alumnicorps.org.

San Francisco Bay Area The Bay Area is home to two Project 55 fellows this year: Tiffany Lee ’11, working at NewSchools Venture Fund, and Nilan Schnure ’12, at the UCSF Breast Cancer Center. They are joined by two Pace Center High Meadows fellows and regional TAN fellows of the Stanford SPIN and Harvard CPIC program. All six of last year’s Project 55 fellows remain in the Bay Area, with four staying at their partner organizations! In August, the area committee held a happy hour at Palomino’s near the Bay Bridge for Project 55 fellows as well as fellows from the Stanford SPIN and Harvard CPIC programs. In September everyone enjoyed a walking tour of San Francisco to get fellows acquainted with the city. In October we will hold our Graduate School and Careers panel followed by a panel on education. Julie Rubinger ’09 is coordinating the strong and growing Bay Area committee.

On July 25, the DC Area Committee officially greeted the 2012-13 class of Project 55 fellows—fourteen Project 55 Fellows and one High Meadows Fellow—with a welcome dinner at Zorba’s Café in Dupont Circle. The event provided all fellows who had arrived in DC an opportunity to meet one another as well as several former fellows and committee members. In September, mentoring chairs Lisa Lazarus ’02 and Elizabeth Pillion ’05 hosted a training event for new and returning mentors. The group discussed expectations for the year as well as helpful mentoring tips and strategies. Fellows all enjoyed a dinner hosted by AlumniCorps Board member Bill Leahy ’66 and his wife Chris at their home on September 19. On September 27, the AlumniCorps DC Region and the Princeton Club of Washington co-hosted a seminar featuring nonprofit careerists in DC. James Bryant ’10, a member of last year’s DC fellow cohort, and Lisa Lazarus ’02 were among the speakers. The area committee is excited to be planning a diverse set of seminars for the rest of the year, including an upcoming October seminar on the topic of community development. In June, Washington, DC, welcomed its second cohort of Emerging Leaders to build on the great success of the inaugural class. The participants have benefited from the wisdom of guest speakers including Judith Sandalow, Executive Director of The Children's Law Center; Jerry Hauser, CEO of The Management Center; Khari Brown, Executive Director of Capital Partners in Education; and Ian Shuman, a CPA, at Gelman Rosenberg & Freedman. The entire AlumniCorps community in DC also enjoyed the Women in Leadership in the Public Interest event featuring a conversation with Margaret Kavalaris, a partner at SNR Denton law firm, and AlumniCorps Board member Kef Kasdin ’85, held at the SNR Denton offices on October 4. Former Emerging Leader participant Elizabeth Lindsey *07 moderated. Page 7


Princeton AlumniCorps Board of Directors John Fish ’55, Chairman Kathryn Miller ’77, President Jessica D. Johnson ’98, Secretary Charles F. Mapes, Jr. ’55, Treasurer

Margarita Rosa, Esq. ’74 Marsha Rosenthal ’76 Joseph Sengoba ’10 Warner V. Slack ’55 Leesy Taggart ’78 Scott Taylor ’75 Richard E. Thompson ’55 Richard O. Walker ’73 Lindsay Wall ’02 R. Kenly Webster ’55

Thomas D. Allison ’66 Margaret Crotty ’94 Andrew Goldstein ’06 Anne T. Goldstein ’79 James A. Gregoire ’69 Kef Kasdin ’85 Stanley N. Katz h’21 William Leahy ’66 Dana Malman Warren ’03 Kathleen McCleery ’75 W. Arthur McKee ’90 Dominic F. Michel ’70 Paula Morency ’77 Ralph Nader ’55 Janice Nittoli *85 Anthony Quainton ’55 Michael D. Robbins ’55

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