’Tis the season for students finding out whether or not they have been selected to receive some highly coveted funding for their summer endeavors. The latest slew of winners has been announced for the Porter Cleveland Fellows Program. This year’s fellows include Danielle Dickinson ’17, Gabrielle Maginn ’17, Olivia Milne ’18 and Julia Daniels ’17.
The Porter Cleveland Fellows Program was established in 2005 in honor of Nancy Lyon Porter ’43. Her daughter, Elizabeth Porter Daane ’77, wanted to facilitate this gift as a tribute to her mother’s commitment to community service. The program provides students interning or volunteering in the Cleveland, Ohio area with $3,500 and paid housing at Case Western Reserve University for the summer.
Dickinson is a Political Science and Women’s and Gender studies double major. She will be interning at CWRU National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, an organization at Case Western Reserve University that works to reduce urban poverty and to promote successful mixed-income communities. It conducts research and evaluations and compiles existing literature in order to make information more readily available to policymakers.
Maginn is also a double major in Political Science and Women’s and Gender studies. Her internship site will be Equality Ohio, which advocates for fair treatment and equal opportunity for LGBT Ohioans.
Milne is a Political Science major. She will be interning at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, an organization that works to secure justice for low income and vulnerable individuals.
Daniels is an African, African American, diaspora studies major. She will be working at NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology, a vocational center for adults looking to start careers. It also provides programs with free classes for local high school students that introduce them to the arts and technology.