What is the impact of a Project 55 Fellowship?
Here are just a few of the many experiences that partner organization supervisors and contacts through the years have shared.
“All PP55 fellows I have worked with have been smart, capable, positive, hard-working, and great team members. They are always wonderful! Our fellow was WONDERFUL!!! She had a great attitude, was a hard worker, and was eager to learn.”
Corey Merrill, Fourth Grade, Head of School, Community Day Public Charter School, Lawrence, MA
“It’s great to have people coming in who are hard-working and enthusiastic, who are open to learning about the sector but who also bring new ideas and questions.”
Katherine Canning, Education Through Music, Inc., New York
“The [fellows] are always hard-working, smart, dedicated, and help infuse a lot of energy into the overall group.”
Meredith Buxton, UCSF Breast Care Center, San Francisco
“Our Fellow was a very strong staff person and performed just as strongly, if not better, than an entry-level staff member.”
Ilana Zafran, Umoja Student Development Corporation, Chicago
“We are delighted to continue partnering with AlumniCorps and look forward to adding a new fellow next year. The most worthwhile thing about the Project 55 program is having bright, energetic, curious young people adding value to our organization.”
Ann Ginsberg, Aeras, Rockville, MD
“PP55 Fellows are bright, committed, hard-working, ethical and passionate do-gooders. The Fellows are the reason a host organization ought to cast its lot with PP55. PP55 Fellows are of such high quality that any host organization smart enough to organize itself to take advantage of this great resource will find itself completely blessed.”
John Horan, North Lawndale College Prep, Chicago
“We have enjoyed our partnership with AlumniCorps. They provide training that allows the fellows to grow professionally during their time with the agency. It is great to work with the young talent. Our fellow was capable of producing high-level work early on in his fellowship and grew to the point of needing less direct supervision to accomplish tasks.”
Matt Vanover, Director of Public Education and Deputy Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
“From our perspective it is wonderful to have the services of a bright, motivated recent graduate for a year. As a non-profit organization, there is always more work than there are people to do it. As an organization that relies heavily on scientific analysis, having skilled, educated Fellows gives us a significant boost in being able to track and analyze literature. It is also always beneficial for an organization like ours to develop relationships with students who will go on to become the next generation of scholars and professionals.”
Dr. John Balbus, Environmental Defense, Washington, D.C.