Whitman Community Fellow Program
This initiative is possible thanks to very generous support from the Sherwood Trust.
A rewarding opportunity to "think global, act local"
The Whitman Community Fellow Initiative is an opportunity for a cohort of juniors and seniors to spend an academic year working part-time at one of a number of prominent organizations in Walla Walla, to help address some of the area’s most pressing social, economic and cultural challenges.
As part of the year-long program, Community Fellows will receive professional mentoring, targeted career development guidance and the opportunity to meet successful, high-level leaders in Walla Walla. Fellows also will receive broad exposure to local organizations in addition to the one where they are working. Finally, they will have the chance to learn about important issues in southeastern Washington, gaining experience and understanding that can be valuable to their professional and academic pursuits.
Community Partners have included: Walla Walla Leaders Network, Helpline Walla Walla, Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Walla Walla STEP Shelter, Washington Small Business Development Center, Children's Resilience Initiative, Public Health-Always Walla Walla County, United Way of Walla Walla County, Walla Walla County Department of Court Services, Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Blue Mountain Action Council, Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, SonBridge Community Center, Blue Mountain Land Trust, Walla Walla Symphony, The Health Center, Community Council, Ink-Out, and Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts.