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The Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship
in Community and Economic Development

The Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship

Pictured above from left: Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies Director Eric Belsky; 2011 Fellows Jeffrey Morgan and Stephanie Brown, Harvard School of Design; and former NeighborWorks CEO Eileen Fitzgerald.

The Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development is co-sponsored by NeighborWorks America and the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University. This competitive summer fellowship program is a unique blend of academics and field experience. Designed for mature, forward-thinking master's level Harvard students in law, business, planning and public administration/policy, this program provides an opportunity to learn, to explore, and to make a difference. The summer fellowship program presents a unique opportunity that is:

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PRACTICAL. Students gain exposure to the real-life connections between financial services institutions; local, state and federal government; and resident and broader community involvement. They collaborate with various levels of NeighborWorks America.

EDUCATIONAL. Students expand their knowledge in professional fields by developing cost-effective analyses while getting a chance to delve into the field of community and economic development. They are matched with analytical projects and advised by staff of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

STIMULATING. In addition to interacting throughout the summer fellowship with experts in the field of housing and community development, students also have an opportunity to attend a weeklong NeighborWorks America Training Institute. The Institute is the premier training event for community-based development, drawing over 700 practitioners from government, business and nonprofit institutions five times each year.

REWARDING. Students learn. They gain practical experience. And they have the chance to contribute to the health of communities across the country. Their projects also contribute to a legacy of direct assistance to the focus communities and an enhanced knowledge base in the field. Their efforts contribute to improved operations in housing and community and economic development systems around the country. They develop relationships with some of the top practitioners and policy makers in community development today.


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