Erin Gralton was a sophomore Business Administration major with an option in Accounting and a minor in Social Justice and Leadership at the time of participation. On campus, Erin is part of the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, a tutor at Seacoast Reads, part of Alternative Spring Break, on the Executive Board for Best Buddies as the Treasurer, and is a Fellow for CSIE. While in Boston, she interned with Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). The company’s goal is to promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all.
Riley Kenney was a senior Anthropology major, with a minor in Business Administration at the time of participation. On campus, Riley enjoys and participates in the Anthropology Club and the Socratic Society and was named to the Dean’s List in the fall of 2018. In the summer of 2018, he interned through our Social Innovation Internship with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which manages more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year and works to maximize the power of their giving, support great work happening in our communities, and lead and collaborate on high-impact initiatives. He also conducted anthropological fieldwork research through the Anthropology Department. While in Boston, Riley interned with Strategies for Youth, a policy and training organization dedicated to improving police/youth interactions through community engagement, police training, outreach programs for youth, and proactive use of multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solve and build relationships between police and youth.
Samuel Marquis was a junior Psychology major at the time of participation. On campus, Sam has been a Resident Assistant and a Fellow for NH Listens, which is a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy. He also was a member of the Psychology club. While in Boston, he interned at Lena Park Community Development Corporation. He identified community resources and built collaborative relationships with community agencies. In addition, he collected/inputted community engagement data and represented Lena Park at community meetings and events. Sam also put together a monthly resident newsletter and assisted with planning community events.
Maria Rollinson was a sophomore Art History major at the time of participation. On campus Maria is a member of MOSAICO, Nala (the support group for women of color), Elite dance group, Connect, and the McNair Program. While in Boston, she is interned with the 826 Boston Writers Room. The 826 Boston Writers Room focuses on providing in school writing support as well as holding after school activities and clubs.
Mackenzie Lafond was a sophomore Psychology major at the time of participation. She was very excited to expand her horizons through experience and hard work and looked forward to taking advantage of the opportunities available through Semester in the City. She interned with Empowering People for Inclusive Communities (EPIC), whose mission is to prepare young people with disabilities to be actively engaged community leaders through education, leadership development and community service.
Caitlin Durnbaugh was a sophomore dual majoring in Human Development & Family Studies and Spanish at the time of participation. On campus, she is the student assistant for New Hampshire Military kids, a nonprofit that supports military connected youth and their families. Her passion for social justice and cultural awareness has led her to be involved in the Black Student Union and Buddies Without Borders, a club that encourages cultural exchange by pairing international students with American students. While in Boston, she interned at 826 Boston (Egleston Center), a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life.