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
- K-12 Schools
- Senior Citizens/the Elderly
- Athletics and Mentorship
- Environmental Justice and Conservation
- Food Security and Nutrition
- Legal Reform
“[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.”
MEET THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH FELLOWS FOR 2021-2022!
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).
Hometown: Barrington, Rhode Island
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.
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
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.
Hometown: Rockport, Maine
Major: Sociology and Politics
Jack enjoys running, tennis and exploring Maine with his friends. He is excited about engaging with the Lewiston community and supporting Bates’ relationship with local businesses and organizations.
Jack coordinates opportunities around conservation.
Hometown: Weston, Connecticut
Major: Environmental Studies
At Bates, Annika is passionate about running, spending time with her friends, and engaging with the Lewiston community. She has been a Community Outreach Fellow since winter of 2020, and is excited to continue to lead her program during the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.
Annika is coordinating programming for elderly and younger disabled residents at Blake Street Towers and Meadowview.
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.
Lauren Nudi ‘23
Hometown: Wayzeta, Minnesota
Major: Anthropology, with Education and French & Francophone Studies minors
Lauren is thrilled to continue working with the M.O.V.E. Mentorship Program this semester. After coordinating online workshops last year, she is hopeful that we’ll be able to move to in-person work this year to form even stronger mentorship bonds. When not busy with Harward Center duties, Lauren enjoys spending time outside hiking, skiing, and playing frisbee. Sunday is her favorite day of the week, as watching the Vikings helps bring a piece of home to Maine!
Lauren is coordinating and supporting mentoring programs.
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.
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.