Community Outreach Fellows Program

Community Outreach Fellows serve as part-time members of the Harward Center staff, helping to connect the college to the off-campus community in mutually transformative ways. Each Fellow is responsible for working with Harward Center staff and community partners to coordinate and/or develop site- or issue-based volunteer programs. Fellows also meet regularly to plan programming, report back on their progress, and reflect on their experience. Fellows benefit from leadership training, exploration of community issues through immersive experiences, and hands-on opportunities to develop leadership and project management skills.

The positions for the 2021-2022 cover a broad range of issue areas, including:

  • The Arts
  • After-School
  • K-12 Schools
  • Senior Citizens/the Elderly
  • Athletics and Mentorship
  • Environmental Justice and Conservation
  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Legal Reform


Fellows are paid to work approximately 6 hours per week over the course of both fall and winter semesters. Interested students may click here for more information and an application. They are also welcome to contact Ellen Alcorn for more information.
Deadline: April 12, 2021


“[Working with organization staff, high school youth, Bates students and community volunteers] reminded me of the power of teamwork and the power of people of different backgrounds coming together.”



Reilly Dwight ‘22

Hometown: Sebastopol, California

Major: Politics, with a minor in Spanish

Reilly has worked collaboratively with students at Lewiston High School for the past couple of years to bring more restorative practices into the school. Last year she was a part of the Bates Civic Action Team and worked as a tutor with America Reads/America Counts in Lewiston elementary schools. In her free time she captains Cold Front, Bates’ women’s, non binary, and gender non-conforming ultimate frisbee team. 

Reilly coordinates placements for America Reads/America Counts tutors and Bates Civic Action Team (BCAT).



{"key":"c1"}Katherine Faulkner ‘22

Hometown: Barrington, Rhode Island

Major: Biochemistry

Katherine enjoys spending as much time as she can outdoors with friends and family. While she is generally interested in medicine and public health, she is particularly interested in working with underserved communities. To her, that means she wants to help provide access to healthcare, education, and activities to communities.

Katherine coordinates all placements for Art Programming, including opportunities with ArtVan and L/A Arts.


Maddie Feldmeier ‘22

Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Major: Biochemistry

Maddie enjoys running, spending quality time with friends, and baking. She has worked with various local organizations over the years but has really enjoyed her time with the Lewiston Public Schools. She is excited to expand her work this year as a COF!

 Maddie coordinates Bates tutoring at Lewiston High School.



Gabriel Alvarez ‘23

Hometown: Brookline, Massachusetts

Major: Biology, with an Education minor

Gabe enjoys gardening on campus, and he is passionate about environmental causes, prison reentry and injustice, and education inequality.

Gabe is coordinating programming for elderly and younger disabled residents at Blake Street Towers and Meadowview.



Maddie Lee ‘24

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island

Major: Environmental Studies, with a minor in French

Maddie enjoys cooking vegan food, reading, any kind of craft project, and gardening. At Bates, she is part of the Track and Field team, works at the student-run café Le Ronj, and is part of the Environmental Coalition. Maddie is passionate about food and land justice, community gardens, and storytelling as a form of activism. 

Maddie coordinates Food and Nutrition Programming, which includes regular opportunities to volunteer with the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center.



Rachel Liazos ‘24 

Hometown: Westborough, Massachusetts
Major: Politics, with a minor in Education

Rachel is a Sophomore at Bates College with a passion for Politics and Education. After graduating, she hopes to work in education or criminal justice reform. At Bates, Rachel enjoys spending time with friends on the quad, exploring Maine on the weekends, and meeting new students and professors. As a member of the Bates Women’s Softball Team, Rachel is passionate about the positive impact of athletics. She is very excited to start working with athletes in the Lewiston-Auburn area this year!


Rachel is coordinating and supporting mentoring programs.



Aaliyah Moore ‘24

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Major: Politics, English, and Africana

Community engagement is a strong passion ofAaliyah’s so every given opportunity she submerges herself in community driven work.  She also works in the Communications Office at Bates as the Student Liaison where she attempts to bridge the gap between the Communications Office and students and ensure equity and inclusion. Her motto is “Success isn’t just what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.” 


Aaliyah coordinates volunteer opportunities for legal reform.


Anna Sarrazin ‘22
Hometown:  Berlin, Connecticut
Major: Earth and Climate Science

Along with her work at the Harward Center, Anna is a member of Bates’s garden club and the a cappella group TakeNote. Anna loves gardening, camping, hiking, and spending time with her dog, Barley. 

Anna coordinates the Book Buddies Program, which seeks to foster an appreciation of reading in local elementary school students.