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Evalyn Gleason

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Political Science
Company: The University Community Collaborative/ AmeriCorp VISTA
Title: College Access Coordinator

Education/Career Path:

Internship at Rochester City Hall, Student Job at Medical Center, Volunteer at Beechwood Neighborhood Coalition.

What are your daily responsibilities?

I am currently serving as an AmeriCorp VISTA in Philadelphia to work with at risk youth. At the University Community Collaborative I work hands on through Student Government Associations in several high schools throughout Philadelphia. Additionally, I work behind the scenes to establish and maintain community partnerships, plan events to increase our visibility and as a fundraiser. Our goal is to create programming that encourages our students to become confident and effective leaders in the community. It is our hope that through programming that we are not only helping our students to tackle problems in the community but also encouraging them to pursue personal goals beyond high school.

Clubs/Activities you were involved in while at UR:

  • Resident Adviser
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • ArtAwake

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