Eman Abboud – William J. Clinton Foundation • New York City
Eman will work with the executive office of the Clinton Foundation, the department that handles the coordination of President Clinton’s activities as head of the Foundation.
Taylor Bain – Alabama Appleseed • Montgomery
Taylor will contribute to the ongoing efforts of Alabama Appleseed on a variety of fronts. To promote immigrant justice, Taylor will help coordinate “Know Your Rights” presentations, develop and disseminate legal resource materials, and plan community organizing activities. Taylor will also research and document viable lending alternatives to payday loans and assist with community presentations in this effort. He will also create a post-legislative breakdown and assess the impact of local bills regarding constitutional reform.
Samantha Bisese – Alabama Poverty Project • Birmingham
Samantha will help develop APP’s Blueprints college access program, which aims to create a college-going culture for low-income and first-generation students by facilitating relationships between college students and high school students. Blueprints currently partners with Birmingham-Southern.
Catherine Gilliland – Collat Jewish Family Services • Birmingham
Catherine will complete two major projects at Collat. First, she will conduct in-home interviews with fifty personal care program clients to assess program impact and client satisfaction; she will then compile her findings into a report. Second, Catherine will write narratives and organize documentation to help complete Collat’s application for the Standards of Excellence seal, a certification available through the Alabama Association of Nonprofits.
William Fagan – REV Birmingham • Birmingham
William will help develop a retail plan for downtown Birmingham. This project will involve researching similar plans developed by other cities, consulting a variety of resources to create a catalog of available downtown spaces which may be suitable for retail/restaurant space, designing and implementing surveys of downtown workers and residents to gauge their needs and wants for specific kinds of retail/restaurant spaces, interviewing downtown property and business owners, and preparing a comprehensive report to present to city center stakeholders including business leaders and elected officials.
Kaitlyn Green – A+ Education Partnership • Montgomery
Kaitlyn will identify progress of Alabama school systems as they implement the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards that sets rigorous benchmarks for what students should learn in English and math. Alabama schools implemented the math standards in the 2012-2013 academic year and will adopt the English standards next year. As she catalogues best practices, Katie will also develop reports in several media, such as written policy briefs, website development, and videos.
Jennifer Lewis – National Alliance to End Homelessness • Washington, DC
Jennifer will help coordinate NAEH’s Capitol Hill Day, an annual event that brings 350-400 advocates to DC to press lawmakers to enact policies to end homelessness. Specifically, Jennifer will conduct outreach efforts to local and state organizations, recruit participants, prepare advocacy materials, and represent NAEH at congressional hearings.
Hope Lloyd – YWCA of Central Alabama • Birmingham
Hope will help facilitate the YWCA’s ongoing programs to improve child care, reduce domestic violence, and increase women’s income. Specifically, she will help coordinate Anytown Alabama, a summer leadership camp for high school students that emphasizes social justice issues. In addition, Hope will help conduct research to support the YWCA’s effort to enact payday loan reform.
Joseph Moultrie – Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama • Birmingham
Joseph will help implement a values-based messaging campaign for LICHA with the goal of increasing affordable housing advocacy in communities across Alabama. By educating and empowering community members, LICHA hopes to facilitate dialogue with local governments about housing needs.
Peter Raffanti – Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama • Birmingham
Working primarily with HICA’s community engagement and education program, Peter will research immigration policy, prepare community events, and help facilitate community organizing efforts. He will also create a booklet to help educate immigrant youth about opportunities in the community.
Joseph Stanford – Council on Foundations • Washington, DC
Joseph will join the Council’s public policy team, engaging in hands-on activities with the staff by conducting policy research, drafting regular policy communications to the Council’s membership, helping with policy event logistics on and off Capitol Hill, and supporting the Council’s ongoing and evolving partnership with federal agencies on issues such as veterans’ philanthropy.
Chandler Grace Terry – General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church • Washington, DC
Chandler Grace will work with the United Methodist Seminar Program on National and International Affairs. In this role, she will learn the elements of designing seminars for diverse constituents, help recruit seminar groups, conduct follow-up with participants, arrange group advocacy meetings with congressional staff, and design web-based, multi-media, and devotional resources.
Susan Tuberville – Glide • San Francisco
Susan will tackle several major projects at Glide. While helping launch an anti-bullying and diversity-promoting program, Susan will also work to integrate nutrition-focused thinking across the organization’s outreach programs. She will also contribute to the creation of an anti-violence training module for a workforce development program and help Glide research ways to improve its health care programs.
Elizabeth Wallace – Bread for the World • Washington, DC
Much of Elizabeth’s work will center on preparations for Lobby Day, an annual event that brings hundreds of advocates to Capitol Hill to press members of Congress to enact legislation and provide funding to critical programs with the goal of eliminating hunger. In addition, Elizabeth will represent Bread at congressional hearings, track media coverage of issues relating to Bread’s work, and draft reports on public policies.