Story posted August 20, 2012
Interested in issues important to the local community as well as exploring careers in the public sector, twenty one students spent the summer living on campus and working 40 hours a week at local non-profits through the Community Matters in Maine Summer Fellowship.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department and the McKeen Center for the Common Good, the fellowship gave students the opportunity to gain hands-on career experiences. Fellows provided an additional and much-needed staff person to partner organizations for the summer while increasing the connections between Bowdoin and the community. Psi Upsilon and Logan Environmental Fellows focused on environmental issues, while McKeen Community Fellows addressed issues of social concern.
"Working with ArtVan has ignited in me a new passion for a different form of education. My internship proved to me how important it is for children be given the opportunity to express themselves artistically. Developmentally, creatively, therapeutically--through a fun, artistic program ArtVan artists grow and learn every day."
— Sasha Davis '13