The Hart Leadership Program is excited to announce our 2023 Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL) Fellows’ immersive summer experiences. As part of the SOL process, students work with community partner organizations either as interns or deeply embedded community-based researchers. The 2023 SOL cohort is learning about direct community engagement through hands-on experience working with organizations tackling a variety of complex social and political challenges.

  • Ashley Bae is partnering with SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, an organization based in Atlanta, Georgia with a broader focus on reproductive justice throughout the US South.
  • Joy Buchi-Ahiabuike is working with Project Horseshoe Farm, a community health organization in Greensboro, Alabama.
  • Juliette Fore is interning with Med Street, a community health organization focused on serving the unhoused population of Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Sathvika Gandavarapu is partnering with the Myna Mahila Foundation in Mumbai, India. The Myna Mahila Foundation trains local women in the slums of Mumbai to manufacture sanitary pads and sell them door-to-door.
  • Carina Lei is partnering with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City’s Chinatown.
  • Coral Lin is interning with the National Resource Defense Council in Washington, D.C. to advocate for environmental justice policies.
  • Eleanor Mackey is partnering with Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs, a nonprofit organization centering child’s welfare and health based in Needham, Massachusetts.
  • Mariana Meza is partnering with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas.
  • Zachary Patterson is working with the Cowan Community Action Group, an organization focused on building and sustaining community in Whitesburg, Kentucky.
  • Jordan Phillips is interning with the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Department in Tarboro, North Carolina to learn more about rural law enforcement.
  • Anushri Saxena is partnering with the Montrose Center, the cultural hub for LGBTQ+ residents of Houston, Texas.
  • Griffin Storm is working with the Simama Project, a nonprofit based in Nanyuki, Kenya working to holistically increase access to education.
  • Lauren Valle is partnering with Sociedad Latina, a Boston-based organization working to end the cycle of poverty in Boston’s Latine community.