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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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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