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Community Fellows Spend Their Summer Working for Poughkeepsie Not-for-Profits and Gaining Invaluable Experience

Now in its 16th year, Vassar’s Community Fellows Program places 10 Vassar students in summer jobs at local not-for-profits and government agencies, where they gain invaluable experience and the agencies gain much-needed help. Some of the fellows are providing assistance to low-income families and victims of domestic violence, while others are working with children at day camps, art studios, and community gardens.

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Rachael Borné ’13: Poughkeepsie Field Work Pride

Community activism is in Rachael Borné’s blood. Her great-grandmother, Adolphine Fletcher Terry, Vassar Class of 1902, fought segregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. For Borné, Poughkeepsie and the opportunity to do field work in its “vibrant community” was a huge part of her attraction to Vassar. Last year, she broadened her scope to a women’s prison in Peru and will be traveling to Argentina on a Fulbright later this year.

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"On Public Service and the Common Good": U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's address to the Vassar community on April 22, 2010.

On Thursday, April 22, 2010, Attorney General of the United States Eric P. Holder Jr. delivered the lecture “On Public Service and the Common Good” to more than 1,000 members of the Vassar community in the Chapel. Holder’s visit was organized by Vassar's Office of Regional Programs and facilitated by Judge Richard W. Roberts ’74, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

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Poughkeepsie Institute to release “Finding Community in Poughkeepsie” report at the Children's Media Project in Poughkeepsie, December 7, 2009.

On Monday, December 7, the Poughkeepsie Institute will release its new report “Finding Community in Poughkeepsie” at an 11:00am press conference at the Children’s Media Project, 20 Academy Street in Poughkeepsie. The findings culminate a 14-week study by 24 students and five faculty members representing The Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess Community College, Marist College, SUNY-New Paltz and Vassar College. The report will also be presented to the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council and Mayor John Tkazyik during the 7:00pm Common Council meeting on December 7.

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The Concert for Coexistence will bring together a Jewish and African jazz group, as well as Christian and Muslim hip-hop artists to promote tolerance and coexistence on April 4, 2009.

On Saturday, April 4, Vassar College will host the “Concert for Coexistence—Drop the Difference and Jam!” Free and open to the public, the concert will begin at 8:30pm (doors open at 8pm) on the second floor of the Students’ Building. The event will bring together The Afro Semitic Experience (a Jewish and African jazz group), Agapé (a Christian hip-hop artist), and Abu Nurah (a Muslim hip-hop artist) to promote tolerance and coexistence.

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