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Eye-opening, Inspiring, Outstanding

This summer, three highly dedicated, determined and focused Simmons students discovered how the nonprofit sector might fit into their career goals. Kecia Lopes SW'11, Brighid McHugh-Mullane SOM'12 and Alana Clark '12 were the first Fellows selected for the launch of the Boston-based Scott/Ross Center Fellowship in Non-Profit Management.

Their eight week summer Fellowship consisted of two weeks at The Boston Foundation learning about philanthropy and grant-making and then three week segments exploring nonprofit leadership and management at two different community organization placements. They had the opportunity to sit in on board meetings, meet with the executive directors at their placement sites, initiate and evaluate research programs, and complete fundraising, volunteer and resource projects. The fellowship concluded with a presentation that tied in the personal and fellowship goals with accomplishments at the three sites and the connection between community-based work and philanthropy.

Kecia, Brighid and Alana did an amazing job and their partner hosts expressed great appreciation for all their hard work, take charge attitudes, and admiration for their ability to ask thoughtful questions.

One word to describe the fellowship:

  • eye-opening
  • inspiring
  • outstanding
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Posted by Carolyn Grimes on September 13, 2011 9:24 PM