Rider-Pool Foundation congratulates 2nd class of Fellows

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 in General

Please join us in congratulating the second class of Fellows in¬†The Rider-Pool Foundation‘s Collective Impact Fellowship who recently completed the program.

A reception was held last week to honor them and the work they are doing in our community.

* Hasshan Batts – Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley
* Kim Brown – Lehigh Valley Health Network
* Veronica Gonzales – Lehigh Valley Health Network
* Samantha Goodrich – Lehigh Valley Health Network
* Miriam Huertas – Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
* Dan Kunkle – Wildlife Information Center
* Stacy Milo – Neighborhood Housing Services of the Lehigh Valley
* Tim Mulligan – Communities in Schools
* Bill Vogler – Pinebrook Family Answers

The Collective Impact Fellowship was created in 2014 to effectively address and measurably improve complex quality of life challenges within neighborhoods surrounding the downtown Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) through a new system of non-profit leadership.

It brings together leaders representing a diverse range of community-focused issue areas. It increases effectiveness by encouraging collaboration amongst organizations, provided tools for meaningful collaboration, and created win-win strategies driven by a comprehensive approach to community development.

The Fellows received approximately 180 hours of training during the nine-month program from a faculty of national experts. Topics included in-depth knowledge and application of collective impact strategies; effective project design and evaluation; and leadership skills for broad-based collaboration.