April 10, 2014
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Community Fellows: Paying It Forward


Started in 2010, the Adelphi Community Fellows Program places ongoing students in paid summer internships at regional nonprofit organizations. This coming summer, Adelphi will place 60 students at 70 organizations, including Music & Memory, P.E.A.C.E. Afterschool Program, and the Fair Media Council, among many others.

The Community Fellows Program gives students crucial job experience. The students, in turn, provide critical staffing support to nonprofit organizations. The program has even helped shaped students’ careers.

As a Community Fellow in the summer of 2012, Lisa Gioia ’13 interned at the Fair Media Council. At the end of the summer, she was hired as the council’s communications coordinator.

Now, she is eager to pay it forward by bringing on board another Community Fellow.

“I feel that this program is important for Adelphi students because it not only opens their eyes to the nonprofit sector, but it also gives them a chance to get some ‘real world’ experience before graduating,” she said. “They can learn so much about the nonprofit sector that they did not know before.”

This piece is from the April 2014 issue of e-News from AU. 

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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