For the third year, ILR School students participated in the paid, summer-long service-learning fellowship program The High Road Runs Through the City in Buffalo, N.Y. Students worked Mondays through Thursdays with a partner organization, and on Fridays met in the Buffalo ILR offices with guest experts on economic development.
The program teamed 14 students with Buffalo-area organizations affiliated with Partnership for Public Good to gain firsthand knowledge of the economy of a region of New York state that is adapting to the end of heavy industry. Students took hands-on learning roles in urban revitalization efforts, including living at People United for Sustainable Housing's (PUSH) sustainable NetZero House.
High Road partners and student fellows were: Urban Roots, Derya Akbaba '13; Partnership for the Public Good, Jeffrey Baker '14; Buffalo First, Daniel Cooper '13; Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities, Susanne Donovan '13; International Institute, Abhishek Gupta '10, M.S. '11; Coalition for Economic Justice, David Huang '13; Prisoners Are People Too, Sahil Jain '14; Clean Air Coalition, Elizabeth Li '13; Public Accountability Initiative, Partnership for the Public Good, Alyssa Murrett '13; PUSH Buffalo, John Parker '12; Partnership for the Public Good, Lauren Schwarzenholzer '13; Everywoman Opportunity Center, Elizabeth Spivak '13; Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Andrea Thomas '12; and Buffalo CarShare, Tom Wasko '14.