Summer Community Service Fellowships


Program Description

The Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut (HCSC) will offer four (4) fellowships of $5,000.00 each for 10 weeks of full-time work to current Harvard undergraduates and graduating seniors in our territorial area in Connecticut who wish to pursue public service projects during the summer. Housing and living arrangements are the responsibilities of the recipient, as are any costs incurred over and above the stipend.
Public Service

Public Service is defined as work that

•helps people meet their needs for food, shelter, and health;
•improves education and employment opportunities;
•educates people about their legal and/or civil rights;
•protects the environment or wildlife; and/or
•supports social issues affecting the general welfare

The proposed community service organization must be non-profit and non-partisan.

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors returning to Harvard in the Fall and graduating seniors are eligible.  Applicants should demonstrate interest in and commitment to public service.  Students must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Selection Criteria, Priority, and Preference

Applications will be selected in the following order of priority:
1.  Students who reside in our Club's territorial area who will perform their community service within our Club's territorial area;
2.  Students who reside in our Club's territorial area who will perform their community service for an organization located anywhere within the State of Connecticut;
3.  Students who reside in our Club's territorial area who will perform their community service outside the State of Connecticut, including at Harvard or internationally;
4.  Students who reside in the State of Connecticut who will perform their community service within our Club's territorial area; and
5.  Students who reside in the State of Connecticut who will perform their community service within the State of Connecticut.
6.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, any application to perform service for the State of Connecticut or for any agency, department, entitiy or employee thereof shall not be awarded unless and until all of the five (5) foregoing priorities have been considered and a fellowship vacancy still remains.
7.  Applications filed on or before the application deadline will be given priority

Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut's territorial area includes these cities and towns:
   •All of New London County;
   •All of New Haven County;
   •All of Middlesex County;
   •Fairfield County: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Huntington, New Fairfield, Newtown, Monroe, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Sherman, Stratford, Trumbull;
   •Hartford County: Bloomfield, Southington, Marlborough;
   •Litchfield County: Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, New Milford, Roxbury, Torrington, Washington, Washington Depot, Watertown, Woodbury;
   •Windham County: Moosup, Plainfield.
1.  Applicants who reside in our Club's territorial area as defined above;
2.  Applicants who do not reside in our Club's territorial area but who were admitted through our Club's Schools and Scholarships Committee;
3.  Applicants who are applying for the HCSC summer community service fellowship for the first time;
4.  Applicants will also be selected by the HCSC on the basis of the quality, clarity, feasibility, and impact of their proposals for summer community service.

Approved Host Organizations

The Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut has partnered with the following "host organizations" who have agreed to offer fellowship positions to student applicants for the Summer of 2019.

50 Orange Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Contact: Helen Kauder, Executive Director

Phone: 203-772-2709

**The following openings are available for this summer: 

City-Wide Open Studios Placement; Annual Summer Apprenticeship Program Placement; Exhibition Assistant Organizer; Curriculum Developer Placement 

Artspace is a visionary and dynamic non-profit organization championing emerging artists and building new audiences for contemporary art.  Our exhibition and commissioning programs (in the gallery, out of doors, and city-wide) encourage experimentation, discovery, and lively civic discourse, while fostering appreciation for the vital role that artists play in improving our community.  The Summer Fellow joins a small, hardworking team (the Gallery Director, the Communications Coordinator, and the Executive Director) as a full partner and will assume a high level of responsibility in helping to develop Artspace's programming, assist day-to-day operations, and shape our engagement  with the community.  Specific projects can be tailored around the Fellow's interests. 

Audubon Center

185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488
Contact:  Leslie MacLise-Kane, Managing Director, Audubon Connecticut Center at Bent of the River
Phone: 203-405-9112

Cell: 203-494-7980

Center for Family Justice
753 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Contact: Amanda Posila, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Phone: 203-334-6514


Beth Fitzpatrick, Community Relations Manager

Common Ground - Sustainable Farm Apprentice or Farm & Nature Summer Camp Teacher
358 Springside Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
Contact: Rebecca Holcombe, Director of Community Programs
Phone: 203-389-4333 ext. 1213

Connecticut Voices for Children
33 Whitney Avenue 
New Haven, CT 06510
Contact: Mary Jennings

Phone: 203-498-4240 ext. 110

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Contact: David D.J. Rau, Director of Education & Outreach
Phone: 860-434-5542 x 115

girls inc.
Girls Incorporated of Southwestern Connecticut
35 Park Place
Waterbury, CT 06702
Contact: Donna Maglio, Executive Director
Phone: 203-756-4639


Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership, Inc.

31 Jefferson Street

New Haven, CT 06511

Contact: Rachel Kline Brown, Director of Development

Phone: 203-773-0770

LEAP has so many different components, there would be space to tailor the Fellowship to include time to work directly with the children or the teenagers participating in our summer programs if that is of interest. LEAP's Children's Program includes literacy instruction with computer coding, swimming, camping, cooking, sports, gardening and experiential science classes and other engaging and educational activities.  Based on the Fellow's interest and skills, he or she could design a position that includes work in our Children's or Youth Development Programs. The Fellow may also help LEAP create an overarching communications plan for the development office that is based on analyzing data from our donor database and includes a more strategic digital presence.  The Fellow may also design and write text for additional marketing material based on research of industry best practices.

New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. - Organic Farmers Market/Summer Camp Fellowship

358 Springside Avenue

New Haven, CT 06515

Contact: Rebecca Holcombe, Director of Community Programs

Phone: 203-389-4333 ext. 213

New Haven Reads
45 Bristol Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Contact: Hayley Herrington, Education Director 
Phone: 203-752-1923

New Haven Reads, founded to "share the joy and power of reading", increases the literacy skills of children to empower their academic success by providing individually tailored one-on-one after school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.  In addition to various administrative tasks and creative projects, the Harvard Summer Fellow will develop relationships with our community's students through the provision of literacy tutoring and the implementation of a summer enrichment club.  He or she will also support the growth of the book bank by sorting and shelving incoming book donations as well as preparing outgoing book orders to social service agencies, homeless shelters, teachers, and other community programs.

New London County 4-H Camp
37 Kahn Road
North Franklin, CT 06254
Contact: Dan Holdridge, Vice Chair, Camp Committee
Phone: 401-596-8111

Office of the State's Attorney

Superior Court, GA 5
106 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Contact:  Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney
Phone: 203-735-7487

St. Vincent's Medical Center
2800 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT  06604
Contact:  Marilyn Faber, Parish Nurse Coordinator

Phone: 203-576-5716


Luciano Valentin, Manager, Data Analytics for St. Vincent's Multispecialty Group

Office: 475-210-5984

Cell: 203-892-2570

The Trust for Public Land - Connecticut

101 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510

Contact: June Sgobbo

Phone: 203-777-7367 ext. 2

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Contact:  Denise Gannino, Adult & Academic Programs Fellow
Phone: 860-838-4060

Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Contact: Timothy J. Mason J.D., Associate Director
Phone: 203-432-5115

Students also have the flexibility of locating an organization with which to work in the HCSC's territorial area.

Application Deadline is FRIDAY,  MARCH 1, 2019.
For additional information or questions, please contact: 

Theodore Skowronski AB ’69, Chairman, HCSC Summer Community Service Fellowship Committee at or 203-982-7559 


Travis Lovett at the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) at Phillips Brooks House at 617-496-5788 or