Current Fellows

Below is a list of our current Fellows for the 2017-2018 program. 

Wilson Wu

BUILD

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Dee Tran

Stoughton Youth Commission

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East End House

The East End House 2017-18 AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow (MPF) will serve in the Middle School After School Program (MSP), which is located off site at the Putnam Avenue Upper School.  S/he will focus on volunteer recruitment, training and management for Power Hour, the portion of the program during which students complete homework and/or engage in other academic activities.  S/he will leverage volunteer contributions to increase student focus and motivation, and improve student academic outcomes.  S/he will also serve as a liaison to teachers and develop a system for collecting and organizing daily homework assignments, monitoring student progress, and working collaboratively with volunteer tutors, teachers, and families to help students set and reach academic goals.  The MPF will also participate, along with other group leaders, in developing curricula and facilitating enrichment workshops for the second part of the daily program. 

Massiel Torres

Hyde Square Task Force

Coming soon!

Christion Jarvis

"e" Inc.

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Joaquin Rodriguez

BUILD

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Ky'ann Horton

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health

MassCOSH is a nonprofit, membership coalition that organizes and advocates for safe jobs and healthy communities. Based in Dorchester, MassCOSH focuses on immigrants and people of color in the lowest paid and the most unsafe/unhealthy jobs, and engages them in efforts to improve workplace conditions and civic participation to have a voice in policies that govern these conditions. MassCOSH engages its constituents directly in the process of identifying and developing strategies to promote improvements in their workplaces and communities. The Fellow at MassCOSH will work specifically on the Teens Lead @ Work program, a youth led program in which peer leaders identify environmental hazards and unsafe conditions at work, in school, or in their community and then develop and implement solutions to these issues.

Ashley Gordon

Old Colony YMCA

Coming soon!

Bella Vidana

St. Stephen's Youth Programs

At St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, I serve as the Junior Counselor In-Training (JCIT) Program Coordinator, which supports our 9th grade students. Every week, I focus our programming on leadership development, peer mentoring, civic engagement and self-expression. I have made it my commitment to provide our ninth graders with a compassion-filled, engaging and social justice driven environment that encourage them to continue moving towards their goals throughout and after high school. 

Keith Addison Turner

Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers

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Eliza Lawrence

Regional Environmental Council

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La Vida, Inc.

The Massachusetts Promise Fellow will be responsible for facilitating workshops for our incoming sophomore class of 30 students. The Fellow will work together with the Program Manager to plan college tours, assume individual advising responsbilities with assigned seniors, juniors and sophomores. The Fellow will monitor all La Vida Scholars academic progress and coordinate tutoring sessions with students in need of tutoring. Establishing a school year round tutoring program, that meets various student academic and time needs will be a key responsibility for the Fellow.

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City of Worcester-Youth Services Division

This position will work to further develop and manage the recreation Worcester middle school girls’ mentorship program, Intelligent Motivated Powerful Articulate Caring & Courageous Teen girls (i.m.p.a.c.t.).  The mission of i.m.p.a.c.t is to bring young girls together in a supportive environment designed to encourage civic engagement, develop critical thought around social issues, and catalyze self-discovery through social & emotional learning. This position will, also, be responsible for the development of the city of Worcester’s inaugural counselor-in-training program, the goal of which is to develop young people professionally through soft-skills training, experiential learning, and career exploration.

Michel-Le Meranda

Charlestown High School

Coming soon!

Nicole Eduwensuyi

Breakthrough Greater Boston

Nicole joined Breakthrough Greater Boston in August 2016 through the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship with AmeriCorps. As the student support coordinator, she supports the Breakthrough team in their school year and summer programming such as study hall, academic mentor program and the after school program.Also, she facilitates STEM based workshops to Breakthrough students at Neighborhood House Charter School.

Walker Buxton

Freedom House

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Divya Satishchandra

MGH Center for Community Health Improvement

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Anna Sebunnya

Waltham Boys & Girls Club

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Misa Tran

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest

The program that this Fellow will be supporting is a middle school based “college possible” mentoring program. It is combination of a 1:1 mentoring program where middle school youth work with a college student from two local area colleges for 1-2 hour per week. This program also provides group enrichment focusing on 21st Century skills that will give the youth tools to succeed in College and throughout life. The MPF Fellow will be responsible for hosting parent/youth support nights to encourage family discussions around college and furthering education.

William Adams

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge

Tutoring Plus is a local nonprofit that has served the youth of the Port neighborhood with free tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programs since 1964. The Middle School Program Fellow will serve as Site Manager for tutoring and mentoring programs for 18-25 middle school (6-8th grade) students throughout the academic year (October-June). In this role, the Fellow will facilitate social-emotional learning activities and support student-volunteer matches during tutoring sessions. The Fellow will support all middle school programs and seek to strengthen our engagement with middle school youth.

Jessica Scola

Girls Inc. of Lynn

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Georgia Lederman

Enroot Education

Georgia Lederman joined the Enroot team in August as the Massachusetts Promise Fellow. Georgia recruits, supports and trains 150+ volunteers, assists the program team in curriculum development and implementation, develops, designs and facilitates postsecondary planning workshops for juniors and seniors, and case manages 40 students' relationships with volunteers. Georgia comes to Enroot after interning as Administrative Assistant and Peer Mentor at the International Rescue Committee in New York.  Originally from Northampton, MA., Georgia graduated from Oberlin College in 2016 with a BA in French and a concentration in Education. Her interests include cooking, games, running outside, and playing music. 

Meghan Callahan

Waltham High School

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Yingge Wang

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

The Fellow will coordinate all aspects of the U&I Mentoring program, maintaining and refining the major curriculum changes made during the 2014-2015 school year. This would include working directly with 50 to 60 youth approximately 50 hours per month. Other duties will include program coordination, curriculum development and activity planning, and one-on-one leadership development with mentors. The Fellow will also support the pilot of program expansion to other middle schools in Quincy in Jan. 2018.

Rebeca Linhart

Northeastern University Marine Science Center

Coming soon!

Kimberly Valenzuela

Metrowest College Planning Center

Coming soon!

Helen Tran

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

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Artists for Humanity

Reporting to the Education Director, the Fellow/Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting Artists For Humanity’s educational/teen benefit goals. With the Mentor being the first line of communication with teen apprentices, the Fellow/Education Coordinator works in direct collaboration with AFH Mentors to achieve program goals. In addition to direct service and preparation for educational programming, the Fellow/Education Coordinator is responsible for reporting on success of all responsibility areas. The Fellow/Education Coordinator works in close collaboration with the Education Director.

Ashley Pengelly

LEAP for Education

Our LEAP for Education Fellow will be an instrumental position within our organization, primarily responsible for enhancing and supporting the Expanding Horizons Middle School OST program. This individual will help to develop and enhance lesson plans, increase connections between school day teachers, generate partnerships for programming, and work directly with students to build relationships. Additionally, our Fellow will be responsible for continuing to support our mission by embedding college and career information into all our programming. 

Minnie Chen

Health Resources in Action

Coming soon!

Cynthia Goncalves

Boston Public Health Commission: Start Strong

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Suzie Kim

Asian Community Development Corporation

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Katie LaScaleia

Hernandez After School Program

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Reporting to the Director of Youth Education, the Fellow serves as the College Access Coordinator and oversees the College Access Program (CAP) at BCNC Quincy. The Coordinator will work with primarily high school sophomores and juniors. The Coordinator is responsible for program development and design, evaluation, outreach and recruitment, and student advising. The Coordinator is BCNC’s primary liaison with parents and support staff and faculty from area schools, regarding college access. In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Coordinator will work within BCNC Youth Center to provide office and program support where needed.

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Youth Enrichment Services

The Mass Promise Fellow at YES will sustain and expand YES’s College Preparation Program. The Fellow will serve 9th-12th grade students with college and career workshops, college tours and one-on-one advising. The fellow will cover topics including study skills, academic and extracurricular planning, college application, financial aid planning, and transitioning from high school to college. The role encompasses direct service, capacity building and curriculum development. 

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Fenway High School

Fenway High School, a small pilot school in the Boston Public School district, is seeking a Mass Promise Fellow to work with Fenway’s Student Government group throughout the 2017-2018 school year, as well as to coordinate and lead small cohorts of students in physical activity throughout the school day. Student Government is comprised of approximately 15 students across all grades who are elected by their peers; one student body president is also elected. The Fellow will meet regularly with Student Government to help enhance student voice on campus and promote leadership skills among its members. With respect to physical activity, the Fellow will coordinate and supervise physical activity sessions twice a week during free block periods for small cohorts of students who otherwise do not have the opportunity to participate in physical activity during or after the school day.

Norman Britt

Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital

Coming soon!

Chernet Sisay

Tierney Learning Center

Coming soon!

Megan Doe

St. Stephen's Youth Programs

The mission of St. Stephen’s Youth Programs (SSYP), located in Boston, MA, is to serve the children and youth of the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston by providing them with a safe, challenging, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. By doing this we strive to contribute to the health of underserved communities by helping school age young people along the path to successful adulthood. The MPF will support mentoring pairs and career exploration activities which prepare teens to succeed in college and future employment. The Fellow will lead SSYP’s efforts to ensure that all teens, grades 8th-12th and beyond, have access to age and developmentally appropriate activities that create hope and the sorts of experience that help young people imagine a successful future. By visiting college campuses, participating in career events, talking with alumni who are in college and other real-world experiences, teens will have the skills and confidence to succeed in applying for colleges and programs that meet their interests, talents, and abilities. The heart of this project will be the 45 mentoring pairs supported by the MPF; there will also be several other small groups of younger teens and older teens who work closely with the MPF.