Community service internships awarded
The Becker Career Center recently announced the recipients of the community service internships at non-profit organizations this summer.
Class of 1973 Community Service Internship Funding Recipients
An endowed internship supported by the Class of 1973 in honor of their 35th Class reunion.
Alexandra Greenberg ‘19
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) in Newton, Mass.
Greenberg, a biology and psychology major, will be working with children who are living in the foster care system, assisting throughout the adoption process and then providing essential support and services to the child and family post-adoption. As an adoptee who had limited access to services, she is dedicated to serving as an advocate for the work MARE does to spread awareness, develop services and identify resources for families with adopted children.
Lilith Haig ‘21
Camp Ramapo in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Haig, a visual arts and psychology major, will be volunteering as an arts counselor at the residential camp for youth with social, emotional or learning challenges. Through past experiences, she has learned to tailor the curriculum to individual needs as well as to be a coach, cheerleader and champion for her students.
Seraj Sidibe ‘19
Generation Teach in Boston, Mass.
Generation Teach is a program that trains undergraduate students to teach in communities similar to the ones they grew up in. They believe that teachers should reflect the community they serve, and to do this they employ college students of color in their teaching/mentoring summer fellowship role. Sidibe is a political science major.
Roger H. Hull Summer Community Service Internship
An endowed internship supported by the Board of Trustees.
Hannah Josovitz ’19
COCOA House in Schenectady, N.Y.
Founded by an alum, COCOA House is a non-profit organization that provides educational services to students in third through sixth grade living in Schenectady. It provides children with a nutritious meal, a refuge from potentially unsafe situations, mentorship from college students, and a place where they can focus on their school work and better their emotional health. Josovich, an anthropology major, is interested in pursuing a career in education working with at risk youth from low-income families. Her summer project will help COCOA House evaluate the needs of the community to create a stronger program.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mohammed A. Omar ’94 Memorial Community Service Internship
An endowed internship supported by alumni of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Aissata Diallo ‘20
Girls, Inc. in the Capital Region of New York
Diallo, a political science and anthropology major, will be facilitating activities with participants in kindergarten through eighth grade at the Girls Inc. Summer Camp. She said: “What I am hoping for this summer is to be a role model and mentor to inspire these young girls so that they can see themselves in a different way. I want them to realize that they are capable of achieving whatever they put their minds into.”