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2014 Fellows

Kristen Green

Through my opportunity, I am able to experience work that I love every day in a workspace that encourages creativity, team building, and camaraderie.

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Kristen Green

Tonya Russell

All of the people I interacted with are very passionate about their work and they have inspired me to find something that I am passionate about and work toward it as well. 

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Tonya Russell

Subin Chung

We visited museums and art galleries, stopped by small non-profits that worked with artists, took time to reflect on our dreams and what we could do to turn them into reality.

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Subin Chung

Jessica Morris

Considering mortgage foreclosure rates in Erie County are among the highest in the state, I find this work as practical as it is eye opening.

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Jessica Morris

Jonathan Goldstein

My work as a Fellow at the Learning Disabilities Association has been one of the most educational experiences I have ever engaged in.

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Jonathan Goldstein

Emani Pollard

I'm impressed at the optimism people seem to have when it comes to the revitalization of Buffalo. 

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Emani Pollard

James Lowell Jackson

High Road has shown me another option that I now can more seriously consider.

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James Lowell Jackson

Zakiya Williams Wells

 It was exhausting at times but the work I feel really and truly impacted the people around me.

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Zakiya Williams Wells

Allison Considine

One of the most valuable things from this program is the range of Cornellians I've become friends with who I otherwise would never have met.

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Allison Considine

Lelenia Moutray

This summer gave me a completely new perception of Buffalo. 

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Lelenia Moutray

Corben Green

One does not have to spend very long working with PUSH to understand that the most important consideration in their decision making process is the wants and desires of the people.

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Corben Green

Breanna Ross

Overall the fellowship was a great experience that help me grow and think about my future in a more informed way.

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Breanna Ross

Alexander Chakrin

In light of all that needs to be done, I have encountered optimism and interest among members of the community.

Alexander Chakrin
Alexander Chakrin

Marc Masson

 Economic development helps all of society if done right, in the high road economic development model for example, and it gives my work meaning. I’m excited for what comes next.

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Marc Masson

Joshua Yeh

There is a meaning to work that I do not think exists in the same way in private sector positions.

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Joshua Yeh

Michael Gahlon

 Making people collaborate and advancing the organizations goals. The program was great. It was a packed summer, but an awesome one, and I learned a lot.

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Michael Gahlon

Damian O'Sullivan

The exposure to the economic development efforts of the city too has proven to be a positive experience.

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Damian O'Sullivan

Amber Aspinall

My placement at CEO exceeded my expectations. Not only did I get to put together a report, I also got the chance to job develop directly with participants.

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Amber Aspinall