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2016 Fellows

Jenna Boland

Service learning is very important - I do service work on campus - and I think this program just reinforced that.

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Jenna Boland

Jaylexia Clark

I loved the fact that we all lived together and that we were allowed to plan trips/activities together.

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Jaylexia Clark

Grace Bogdanove

My daily interactions with other fellows showed me how diverse community-based organizations are, yet how intertwined their organizational missions are.

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Grace Bogdanove

Angie Estevez Prada

Working in a community based organization helped me prepare myself for my future career because the skills learned at my organization are skills that can be applied almost anywhere.

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Angie Estevez Prada

Rachel Chen

I was amazed by the collaborations between organizations in the social sector.

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Rachel Chen

Julia Allen

Buffalo was a wonderful learning city. It introduced me to basic navigation and using public transit.

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Julia Allen

Elizabeth Easter

Even though I’ve lived in Buffalo my whole life, I’ve learned more about its struggles, and how to implement change in an equitable manner.

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Elizabeth Easter

Betzabel Vazquez

Through my experience in Buffalo, I learned that I would like to pursue a career in education.

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Betzabel Vazquez

Winnie Ho

I had never had much exposure to policy or policymakers so this was an excellent introduction!

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Winnie Ho

Heather Ross

I feel that living within the direct community I was working with was integral to my learning experience.

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Heather Ross

Meaghan Gee

I very much enjoyed the community engaged service learning aspect because I could see the direct results and implications of my organization’s work.

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Meaghan Gee

Lillian Kahris

I learned a lot about smaller organizations in Buffalo that are doing great things.

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Lillian Kahris

Hal Schwimmer

While working for a social enterprise, I did not get the full scope of community-based organizations but I certainly saw their value.

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Hal Schwimmer

Skye Hart

This summer hit the point home that it is hard to do good work without engaging the community.

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Skye Hart

Zachary Perkins

Through service learning, I experienced that there is a lot of work to be done by a multitude of organizations to create systematic change.

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Zachary Perkins

Samir Jain

I think my interaction with the other fellows was one of the most important facets of my experience this summer.

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Samir Jain

Paul Russell

When I first arrived I had heard that Buffalo was a struggling community so I had that in mind but then I went to places like Elmwood and CanalSide and it seemed like this was a city that was really developing.

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Paul Russell

Andrew Grais

The knowledge and personal growth gained through the High Road Fellowship is indispensable.

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Andrew Grais

Victoria Neenan

Seeing knowledge gaps exposed in a community meeting gave context to issues discussed in the most recent planning class I took, which analyzed the role of the planner in varying contexts.

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Victoria Neenan