This summer Doebele Community Service Fellows are supporting community engagement and programming for the elderly, advancing community led design-build initiatives, and reanimating derelict neighborhoods. Carissa McLane Connelly (MUP, MDeS ‘18) is working on strategic and project level planning with Emi Kiyota (LF ’17) at Ibasho in Boston and Washington, DC. Karen Sofia Mata (MAUD ‘18) will be working with Kathy Dorgan (LF ‘02) to resuscitate the Island Place Historic District of Woonsocket, RI. In Chicago Rose Mary Florian Rodriguez will be helping Emmanuel Pratt (LF ‘17) realize his vision of greenhouses, farm, pocket parks, public art, and youth development.
All are supported by the generosity of Loeb alumni, who created the summer Doebele Fellowship in honor of the Loeb Fellowship’s 40th Anniversary and of founding curator Bill Doebele. Doebele Fellows are reporting on their experiences through the CSFP blog.