Past and Current Fellows and ProjectsThe seven 2018-2019 Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellows were the second cohort of fellows. Over the course of the spring semester, they successfully implemented seven different projects in the community.
In one semester these seven fellows:
- Completed 28,000 minutes of service
- Invested over $16,000 in the local community
- Formed 50 new campus partnerships and supporters
- Attended 20+ hours of leadership development per fellow
- Recruited 40 Brandeis volunteers
In addition, these seven students completed seven incredible community impact projects which included:
- A series of free health clinics for Waltham citizens to offer free blood pressure/sugar readings to enhance local public health (Ariella Levisohn, Family Van).
- A college access and preparation workshop series and college tour field trip for first-generation students of color at the Boys and Girls Club (Melissa Nicolas, Boys and Girls Club).
- A digital technology workshop to establish long-term technological skill support for people experiencing homelessness (Ryan Shaffer, Community Day Center).
- A conference focused on self-care for women, non-binary, & femme youth of color from Waltham who are going into the STEM field (Marleny Nunez, Waltham Partnership for Youth).
- A legal translation training series for Brandeis students to become translators who provide weekly immigration legal support for Spanish-Speaking immigrants (Alejandra Bonilla, The Right to Immigration Institute).
- An enhanced series of Brandeis-supported art, science, and cultural programming for youth as part of "We Own Fridays" program (Lucy Wingard, Boys and Girls Club).
- Construction of the first-ever multilingual and multicultural library, as well as leadership training and a free library card for local high school refugees and immigrants (Gabriel Fontes, Boston International Newcomer's Academy).