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Community Fellows Spend Their Summer Working for Poughkeepsie Not-for-Profits and Gaining Invaluable Experience

Now in its 16th year, Vassar’s Community Fellows Program places 10 Vassar students in summer jobs at local not-for-profits and government agencies, where they gain invaluable experience and the agencies gain much-needed help. Some of the fellows are providing assistance to low-income families and victims of domestic violence, while others are working with children at day camps, art studios, and community gardens.

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Rachael Borné ’13: Poughkeepsie Field Work Pride

Community activism is in Rachael Borné’s blood. Her great-grandmother, Adolphine Fletcher Terry, Vassar Class of 1902, fought segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. For Borné, Poughkeepsie and the opportunity to do field work in its “vibrant community” was a huge part of her attraction to Vassar. Last year, she broadened her scope to a women’s prison in Peru and will be traveling to Argentina on a Fulbright later this year.

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