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Community Fellows

Academic Advisor: [[aaquark, Amy Quark]]
Summary: Opportunities to work with community organizations while earning credits.


Are you interested in working directly with community organizations to support Black-owned businesses, address racial justice, and contribute to equity? Do you want to make a difference by working with local leaders in Williamsburg on policy, outreach programs, and community-based research? Then the Social Justice Policy Initiative’s Community Fellows Program is for you! 

{{youtube:large|wa5g6Mxrv2E, Listen to Ellie Ransom talk about her experience as a Community Fellow with the NAACP, York-James City-Williamsburg branch.}}

Through this program, you will work directly with community leaders in The Village Initiative, the NAACP-Yorktown-Williamsburg-James City County chapter, the Let Freedom Ring Foundation, or Williamsburg Action. You will get hands-on experience with community-based research, outreach, and advocacy and develop important skills in communication, policy analysis, and more while learning from and networking with local leaders and community organizations.

Community Fellows should be enthusiastic, committed, and conscientious. Through the Community Fellows program, you will earn 3 credit hours towards your degree, following the guidelines stipulated by W&M for internships. Students at all levels are encouraged to apply.

Academic advisor: Amy Quark (