Colin Powell Center Community Engagement Fellows
Each year, the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies awards three Community Engagement Fellowships and provides continuation funding to current projects. The initial one-year $3,000 stipends support three City College undergraduates who, in partnership with faculty mentors, design and implement community-service related projects.
2012-2013 Community Engagement Fellows
Mohammed Alam, The Roosevelt Institute at CCNY
The Roosevelt Institute at CCNY trains and educates students who use their policy knowledge to address growing issues within the community. The Institute leads workshops in seven areas (Education, Defense & Diplomacy, Equal Justice, Health Care, Economic Development, and Energy & the Environment) that ultimately lead to the writing and publication of policy briefs that address these pressing concerns. The Roosevelt Institute at CCNY also hosts discussions, panels and forums throughout the year that address current policy concerns.
Depak Borhara, Guidance to the Legal Empowerment for Youth
GLEY's overarching vision is to educate both City College and local Harlem youth in the law, government and policy. We work to create an appreciation for law and public service through an educational curriculum that allows CCNY volunteers to teach mock trial and mock government in local high schools. On campus we raise awareness about careers and study opportunities for students who are interested or already involved in public service, policy and law.
Victoria Juste, Peer Health Exchange
The Peer Health Exchange CCNY chapter provides workshops for local teens that will help them make their own healthy decisions. The chapter's vision is to reduce the risk of unhealthy behavior by giving teens the skills and knowledge they need to make healthy decisions. Peer Health Exchange achieves this mission by training CCNY students to provide health education workshops to students in schools that lack health curricula.