Urban Fellows Program
Students from Rochester and from Rochester-area colleges participated in paid summer fellowships sponsored by University of Rochester and Leadership Rochester. Stipends funded these ten-week summer fellowships in Rochester area nonprofit organizations. This program was made possible through grants from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, City Councilmember Dana K Miller, and Senator Joseph Robach. The Urban Fellows program emphasized teaching the value of civic engagement to young college aged students through their direct involvement and study of local government as well as promoting trust and tolerance among the diverse people recruited to the project. The program trained area college students for involvement in the community on a deeper and more meaningful level. Over the six years of the program the students have represented all eight area colleges and the Rochester natives have represented Alfred, Howard, Southern California, Harvard, Delaware, Brandeis, Georgetown, Brown, Russell Sage, Wells, Mt. Holyoke, Ithaca, Vassar, Bennett College for Women, North Carolina A&T State University, Buffalo State College, Keuka, SUNY Stony Brook, and Cornell.