Community service internships announced

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They are:

Class of 1973 Community Service Internship funding recipients

Sam Fogarty ’20

Ali Forney Center in Harlem, N.Y.

Fogarty, a psychology and Spanish and Hispanic Studies major, will be working with the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless young people in the country. He will be working in the 24-hour drop-in center, with a focus in the mental health and educational/vocational programs.

Claire Lockwood ‘20

Thorne Nature Experience Summer Camp in Boulder, Colo.

Lockwood, a biology major, will lead children in hands-on, science-based, experiential activities, including bird-banding and species identification, outdoor survival, nature art and primitive tool making. Thorne provides over $200,000 in scholarships to ensure underprivileged children learn about nature in their community, and Lockwood will introduce students to vibrant forest and wetland environments different from their day-to-day lives at home.

Jahnae Morgan ’21

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Albany, N.Y.

Morgan, a biology major, will assist in providing communication and advocacy services for the organization’s clients to help ease the transition to living a stable life in the Capital Region while furthering her experience in immigration work and learning more about the legal aspects.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mohammad A. Omar ’94 Memorial, Community Service recipient

Jacque Burmester ‘20

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Red Hook, N.Y.

Burmester, a psychology and German major, will support the Clinical Department at Devereux, a day school and residential site for children ages 4-21 diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her main focus will be collaborating with speech therapists working with nonverbal children. She will learn how to create individualized education plans or IEPs, assisting on intakes, observing formal assessments and different behavioral approaches to treatment.

Roger H. Hull Summer Community Service Internship recipient

Emma Mahony ‘21

The Legal Project in Albany, N.Y.

Mahony, a Spanish and Hispanic Studies major, will use her language skills to communicate with clients at The Legal Project, a non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved individuals including victims of domestic violence and immigrants. As an interpreter and office assistant, she will conduct case research, prepare immigration forms and conduct free consultations for people who have questions about immigration.

Virginia Smith (1978) Summer Internship stipend

Callie Sturgeon ‘20

Partners for World Health in Portland, Maine

Sturgeon, a neuroscience major, will volunteer with PWH, which collects medical supplies that U.S. healthcare facilities are going to discard and ships them to countries in need. The organization also organizes medical missions to track the supplies.