Impact Partners – Davidson College &YES Prep Public Schools

Working as an Impact Fellow for YES Prep Public Schools certainly ensures that my days are never predictable. Collaboration with the Communications, Advancement, and District Partnership Teams provides me with varied insight into the professional world I never would have gained in another postgrad position. Apart from planning the YES Prep College Rush Run, I’ve […]

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Swimming in Trash

Crunch, crunch, crunch. I walked from the trails’ edge to the shoreline—about 10 feet. The crunching wasn’t leaves fallen from the trees, it was trash. Every step was the crunch of trash. Seven Oaks Trail was an incredible graveyard of trash. On the edge of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, we’ve been working to complete […]

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A Day at the Jail to Learn More About What we do.

My time here at Communities In Schools has been full of new opportunities. I have learned so much sense my start in mid-July. Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading drop-out prevention program, and here in Charlotte-Mecklenburg we have had great success. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community […]

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Getting Out from Behind the Desk

It’s tough to believe that I have already been working as a Davidson Impact Fellow at Foundation For The Carolinas for nearly 4 months now, the time has really flown by. It has been really interesting to get my foot in the door and learn about how a Foundation, and more specifically, a Community Foundation […]

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Like a fish out of water… a general update

Karibu Sana! You are very welcome! I have been greeted by these words repeatedly for the past 2.5 weeks when people find out that I’ve only just arrived to Tanzania. And I really do feel welcomed–the Touch Staff has been great in making me feel part of the team, Rose (the wonderful woman who does […]

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Four Roommates After Davidson

We say life at Davidson happens in a bubble. Well, for the class of 2013, that bubble has burst and we have been sent floating or crashing into the real world. Maybe it is not that dramatic. We certainly all have different journeys. In this post, I will fill you in about the paths my […]

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Perspective in CLT

           When I originally started brainstorming for this entry, I was so certain that I would write about transitions. I mean, it was so obvious. Here I am: a recent college graduate, in a city that I’ve never lived in before, with bills, loans and rent to pay. Oh my! I had always heard comfortably from […]

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Top 3 Things Davidson Taught Me

Thanks to the generous efforts and foresight of our benefactors, I am the first Davidson Impact Fellow for YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas. Having only begun a few short months ago, I’m grateful to already have gained such valuable experience from this opportunity. For fifteen years, YES Prep has provided an outstanding college […]

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Wandering

By Andrea Pauw ’13 “Es un calor que nunca has sentido,” (“It’s a heat you’ve never felt before”), our co-worker explained to us, the four Davidson Impact Fellows working in Mérida, Yucatán. This was the first description of Mérida’s heat I heard from someone native to this tropical city. “Es un calor que nunca has […]

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Beyond the Office Syndrome

By Andrea Becerra ’13 There’s a lot that changes when you transition from being a student to an employee. To begin with sitting in front of a computer from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. is a real strain on the body. Human beings were just not made to sit still all day. I’ve read every […]

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