Advancing Community and Environmental Health, Public Interest Law, and Education: Haverford House Fellows
Each year, six Haverford graduates are selected to spend a year living in community and supporting social justice work at organizations throughout the Philadelphia area. This year’s fellows hit the ground running, and are deeply engaged with their work across the city.
Adedoyin (DeeDee) Eisape ’17 works with Community Partnership School (CPS), an independent K-5 school in North Central Philadelphia, to create community programming initiatives, collaborate on strategic planning and research, and develop health and wellness programs like the farm education initiative Roots of Unity (RoU).
Madison Skerritt ’17 works with Project H.O.M.E. at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center, which works to address the wellness needs of people who are currently or formerly homeless. Madison’s projects include running a smoking cessation support group and helping to coordinate the first Mental Health First Aid Training for protesters in D.C.
Katy Frank ’17 works with Philadelphia Legal Assistance as a paralegal in family law, advising clients before they appear in court and running the intake hotline two days out of the week. She’s currently developing a know-your-rights community education series for the upcoming year.
Lynnie (Carolyn) Woodruff ’17 works with Community Legal Services as a paralegal in the Aging & Disabilities Unit. She helps clients acquire and keep their public benefits, and helped lobby against a bill that would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
Chloe Wang ’17 works with Bartram’s Garden as their River Programs fellow. From teaching summer campers how to row boats to writing the text for a map of the Lower Schuylkill, Chloe has advanced the environmental and historical mission of the park.
Charlie Hale ’17 works with University City Science Center's FirstHand initiative, a program that works with low-income students from West Philly schools, connecting them to mentors and offering opportunities for hands-on STEM projects. He has taught students in the lab, done research and data organization, and also worked on the organization’s social media and outreach initiatives.
Haverford House is a part of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College. The CPGC supports campus-wide commitment to peace and social justice through internship opportunities, funding related student and faculty research, organizing lectures and workshops, and developing community-engaged coursework. Students interested in learning more about becoming a Haverford House Fellow should visit the house homepage, contact Janice Lion, Associate Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to the current fellows about visiting for a dinner.