Doylestown, PA (July 7, 2017) – Fourteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2017 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program provides students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community by working at non-profit human service agencies.
This is the 10th consecutive year that Foundations has offered the internship program. Non-profit agencies have the benefit of additional helping hands and the students gain meaningful work experience with groups that are making a difference in Bucks County, as well as earning college credit through a partnership with Bucks County Community College.
“Through our relationship with Bucks County Community College, students are able to really experience service-learning, a form of experiential education in which students learn to solve community problems and achieve real objectives for the community while earning college credits,” said Ron Bernstein, Executive Director of Foundations Community Partnership. “Many of our Partnership in Education winners have been selected for the Summer Youth Corps so they can continue their community service work.”
Field Supervisor Julie Tokar leads this year’s Summer Youth Corps. A Yardley resident, Julie is currently a social work graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania.
Students in the 2017 Summer Youth Corps program have been placed in the following locations:
- Bristol Township resident Jewel Cook (Harry S. Truman High School) is working at the Cancer Support Network Philadelphia in Warminster. She is studying Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University.
- Newtown Boro resident Dona Lisciotto (Council Rock High School North) is assisting the Churchville Nature Center in Churchville. She is majoring in Health Sciences at Ohio State University.
- Warrington Township resident Ariel Hannum (Central Bucks South) is working at RidgeCrest in Sellersville. She is a Health Sciences major at the University of Delaware.
- Richland Township resident Chet Friday (Quakertown High School) is assisting the Upper Bucks YMCA in Quakertown. He is an Engineering major at Vanderbilt University.
- Northampton Township resident Sarah Devlin (Council Rock South) is interning at Libertae in Bensalem. She is attending the University of Pennsylvania as a Nursing major.
- New Hope Boro resident Theodore Carroll (New Hope Solebury High School) is interning at NOVA. He is studying Political Science at West Chester University.
- Newtown Township resident Emma Lambert (Council Rock North) is interning at The Conservatory in Doylestown. She is a Music Therapy major at Temple University.
- Buckingham Township resident Logan Nelsen (Central Bucks East) is a working at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. He is majoring in Political Science at Penn State University.
- New Hope Boro resident Paige Hawthorne (Plumstead Christian) is assisting the Bucks County Housing Group in Ivyland. She is attending Wheaton College studying Business.
- Northampton Township resident Kasey Coyle (Council Rock South) is assisting the YWCA in Trevose. She is an undeclared major at Bloomsburg University.
- Bristol Boro resident Matt Pirollo (Bristol High School) is working at the Lower Bucks YMCA in Fairless Hills. He is studying Computer Science at Arcadia University.
- Plumstead Township resident Dana Weinstein (Central Bucks East) is working with the Central Bucks Family YMCA. She is studying Engineering at Purdue University.
- Bensalem Township resident Amanda Mazuchowski (Central Bucks Technical High School) is interning at the AARK in Chalfont. She is an undeclared major at Drexel University.
- Newtown Township resident Sara Spatz (Council Rock South) is assisting Habitat for Humanity Bucks County in Chalfont. She is a Business student at Temple University.
Students who have completed their freshman through junior year at college and who are residents of Bucks County are eligible to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s Summer Youth Corps. Foundations Community Partnership subsidizes the 10-week service-learning internships.