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Partners in the Community

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program universities partner with community–based organizations, local governments, and nonprofit groups to create internships where Fellows roll up their sleeves and help underserved Americans. Since our inception in 1985, we have been able to connect thousands of Fellows with community partners to devote educated minds and well-honed skills to solving the problems affecting our most vulnerable neighbors.
Partners in the Community: Archived Narratives

  • The Maya Heritage Community Project

    Kennesaw Peace Corps Fellows Support Maya Immigrants

    The Maya Project seeks to educate Maya about United States law, health, and customs, and to educate faculty and students about the ancient and modern culture of the Maya. By working side by side with Maya, Kennesaw State University students and faculty enjoy a rich educational experience.
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  • Positive Link

    Indiana University Fellows Make a Positive Impact

    A Coverdell Fellows community partner served by Indiana University, Positive Link operates in the city of Bloomington, as well as in seven counties in south-central Indiana. The organization offers not only HIV testing, but also extensive care coordination for people living with HIV/AIDS, outreach, and public education.
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  • The Urban Conservancy

    Peace Corps Fellows Work Hard in the Big Easy

    To assist in its mission, The Urban Conservancy turns to The University of New Orleans (UNO) to provide Peace Corps Fellows as interns. "I've found," says Eness, "that not only people who have completed the Peace Corps, but also people who plan to go into the Peace Corps have a really clear sense of mission. They have a strong moral compass, and their heart is in what they do."
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  • University of Pennsylvania LGBT Center

    Coverdell Fellows Supports Trailblazing Organization

    In a world where LGBT rights may sometimes still seem like an emerging movement, the University of Pennsylvania Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center (the Center) has proudly been in business for nearly three decades.
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Last updated Jan 30 2014

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