Six from the Class of 2019 Named Haverford House Fellows
Gabe Halperin-Goldstein '19, Lilian Domenick '19, Feven Gezahegn '19, Ceci Silberstein '19, Hanae Togami '19, and Amanda Grolig '19 will spend next year working at Philadelphia nonprofits and strengthening connections between the College and the city.
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) has named its 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows. These six seniors, who were chosen for this fellowship for their commitment to social justice and community action, will spend the upcoming academic year after their College graduation working four days per week with nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region and sharing a house together in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Cedar Park. The fellows, who serve as liaisons between the CPGC and local social action agencies, as well as collaborators with Haverford community members, dedicate their fifth workday to projects that engage the College with local groups devoted to creating a more socially just, healthy, and vibrant community.
The 2019–2020 Haverford House Fellows and their host organizations are:
- Spanish major Lillian Domenick, who will work at Puentes de Salud's Hacia el Futuro Education Program
- Biology major Feven Gezahegn, who will work for African Family Health Organization (AFHO)
- Sociology major Amanda Grolig, who will work for Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Save Your Home Philly
- Sociology major Gabe Halperin-Goldstein, who will work for Drexel University's Center for Hunger-Free Communities
- Environmental Studies and Mathematics double major Ceci Silberstein '19, who will work for the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society
- Biology major Hanae Togami, who will work for HIAS PA
Follow the current class of fellows, who are posting monthly about their work, house activities, and independent projects that connect the Haverford College community with Philadelphia. Read more about Fords who have won fellowships, scholarships, or grants.