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PIFP Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Last night, I enjoyed attending a dinner to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP). The PIFP places CC students in summer and yearlong fellowships in Colorado nonprofits. This year 38 students (see the group in the photo below) will get paid internships (18 summer and 18 yearlong) in organizations like the ACLU, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and TESSA. These fellowships are very competitive and the nonprofits involved report to be incredibly impressed with their CC fellows.

This year’s program was also special because the Livesay Award was given for the first time. Jeff Livesay, Professor of Sociology, founded CC’s PIFP and this award was established in his honor. The first recipient of the award was John Fish, founder of Princeton AlumniCorps and Program Leader of the Project 55 Fellowship Program (a program much like our PIFP) for 20 years. John (in the photo below) also taught CC students for many years as part of the ACM’s Urban Studies program in Chicago.

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  1. lois einer says:

    What a marvelous honor for an extraordinary program’s visionary, John Fish

  2. Galen Gockel says:

    Well deserved! Kudos to Fish and Livesay.

  3. Sara Pitcher says:

    Well deserved is right. Congratulations, John.

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