SNS transforms communities by mobilizing young professionals to combat pressing social justice issues through service and civic engagement.

Will You Join Us?

 

 “The SNS fellowship is an opportunity to merge my business background with my passion to find innovative solutions to complex social issues.” Kalyn Fetta, Accenture

 

How It Works

Based on a deep understanding of millennial talent and an extensive non-profit network, our civic engagement experts curate a fellowship program that includes: 

Fellows placed with non-profits based on interests, skills, and corporate sponsor focus areas

SNS facilitates customized service projects based on fellows’ talent development goal

SNS facilitates extensive leadership training in correlation with project execution

 

Key Fellowship Components:

Matched with issue-based host nonprofit to volunteer least 10 hours of skills-based service a month.

 Monthly Leadership Development sessions (see additional information below)

  Leading engagement initiatives for employers and community members.

Leadership Development: Charting A Path To Leadership

The SNS Leadership Series is designed to provide SNS Fellows with opportunity and resources to increase their capability for leadership, which is anchored in a commitment to service as citizen, employee and volunteer. Fellows will chart their own provisional paths toward leadership that reflect their core motivations and commitments.

2017 Fellows

 
Min Kim - Serve Your City, Strategy Fellow Min earned her degree at Georgetown University, and served at several non-profit organizations to develop her business skills and contribute to her local community. Currently Min works at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a financial auditor. She is passionate about fighting for social justice, and is eager to apply her skills to an organization where her help is needed most.

Min Kim - Serve Your City, Strategy Fellow

Min earned her degree at Georgetown University, and served at several non-profit organizations to develop her business skills and contribute to her local community. Currently Min works at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a financial auditor. She is passionate about fighting for social justice, and is eager to apply her skills to an organization where her help is needed most.

Erica Malchodi - Girls Inc DC, Program Development Fellow Erica is a senior audit associate with Raffa PC, specializing in not-for-profits advisory services. Before starting her career, Erica spent time volunteering in Latin America, where her passion for service was ignited. Erica is excited to start the SNS fellowship, and collaborate with other young professionals who share similar values and a passion for service.

Erica Malchodi - Girls Inc DC, Program Development Fellow

Erica is a senior audit associate with Raffa PC, specializing in not-for-profits advisory services. Before starting her career, Erica spent time volunteering in Latin America, where her passion for service was ignited. Erica is excited to start the SNS fellowship, and collaborate with other young professionals who share similar values and a passion for service.

Tarren Peterson - Common Good City Farm, Grants Fellow Tarren graduated from School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a major in International Political Economy and a focus on the Middle East. While at school, Tarren was involved with several non-profits that supported his local community. He currently works at Accenture Federal Services, supporting initiatives at the Department of State. While with SNS, Tarren hopes to deepen his connection to the District and find service outlets for his newly-cultivated professional skills.

Tarren Peterson - Common Good City Farm, Grants Fellow

Tarren graduated from School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a major in International Political Economy and a focus on the Middle East. While at school, Tarren was involved with several non-profits that supported his local community. He currently works at Accenture Federal Services, supporting initiatives at the Department of State. While with SNS, Tarren hopes to deepen his connection to the District and find service outlets for his newly-cultivated professional skills.

Ishani Purohit - Empowered Women International, HR Fellow Ishani grew up in Durham, NC, was exposed to a wide range of worldviews at a young age, and became acutely aware of the social issues that challenged her hometown. Ishani found her passion in helping her community grow through volunteerism. As a consultant with Accenture, Ishani is eager to develop additional leadership and professional skills, while giving back to the non-profit community in a more meaningful way.

Ishani Purohit - Empowered Women International, HR Fellow

Ishani grew up in Durham, NC, was exposed to a wide range of worldviews at a young age, and became acutely aware of the social issues that challenged her hometown. Ishani found her passion in helping her community grow through volunteerism. As a consultant with Accenture, Ishani is eager to develop additional leadership and professional skills, while giving back to the non-profit community in a more meaningful way.

Natalia Oyola-Sepulveda - Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Data & Evaluations Fellow Impacted by 9/11, Natalia studied foreign affairs at the University of Virginia, and earned an sters in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from American University. Currently, in her role at Accenture, Natalia consults in the federal space. As a SNS fellow, Natalia is dedicated to fighting social injustice, as well as establishing a long-term engagement in the local non-profit sector.

Natalia Oyola-Sepulveda - Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Data & Evaluations Fellow

Impacted by 9/11, Natalia studied foreign affairs at the University of Virginia, and earned an sters in International Peace & Conflict Resolution from American University. Currently, in her role at Accenture, Natalia consults in the federal space. As a SNS fellow, Natalia is dedicated to fighting social injustice, as well as establishing a long-term engagement in the local non-profit sector.

Daniel Robles-Olson - Liberty's Promise, Corporate Strategy Fellow A graduate of School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Daniel studied international policy, joined the Peace Corps., and worked with young entrepreneurs in Senegal to stimulate economic growth. Daniel’s passion for service brought him back to DC, where he’s currently a cybersecurity consultant with Deloitte, supporting US Postal Service. Daniel was motived to become a fellow with SNS to connect and serve his community in an engaged and meaningful way.

Daniel Robles-Olson - Liberty's Promise, Corporate Strategy Fellow

A graduate of School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Daniel studied international policy, joined the Peace Corps., and worked with young entrepreneurs in Senegal to stimulate economic growth. Daniel’s passion for service brought him back to DC, where he’s currently a cybersecurity consultant with Deloitte, supporting US Postal Service. Daniel was motived to become a fellow with SNS to connect and serve his community in an engaged and meaningful way.

Alisha Anderson - Empowered Women International, Development Fellow After graduating from University of Notre Dame, Alisha co-founded a social enterprise that connected local non-profits and businesses in the South Bend community. Through her participation in SNS, Alisha hopes to better understand how the private sector can better serve non-profits through financial, staffing, direct service, or other methods of support. Alisha is senior analyst at Avascent, a defense and aerospace consulting firm.

Alisha Anderson - Empowered Women International, Development Fellow

After graduating from University of Notre Dame, Alisha co-founded a social enterprise that connected local non-profits and businesses in the South Bend community. Through her participation in SNS, Alisha hopes to better understand how the private sector can better serve non-profits through financial, staffing, direct service, or other methods of support. Alisha is senior analyst at Avascent, a defense and aerospace consulting firm.

Laura Brush - YWCA National Capital Region, Youth Program Development Fellow While studying public policy at UNC, Laura became passionate about helping to correct environmental issues that disproportionality affect underserved communities. In her current role at a federal government contracting firm, Laura supports environmental policy development. As an SNS fellow, Laura is excited gain experience and become a more effective public servant to help and serve communities who are affected by social injustices.

Laura Brush - YWCA National Capital Region, Youth Program Development Fellow

While studying public policy at UNC, Laura became passionate about helping to correct environmental issues that disproportionality affect underserved communities. In her current role at a federal government contracting firm, Laura supports environmental policy development. As an SNS fellow, Laura is excited gain experience and become a more effective public servant to help and serve communities who are affected by social injustices.

Andrea Dolan - Common Good City Farm, Events Fellow After graduating from The George Washington University with a degree in Public Policy, Andrea began working for Winning Connections and advocates for progressive legislation. Andrea is passionate about helping those in need overcome food insecurity, and as an SNS fellow, she looks forward to making a difference in her local community.

Andrea Dolan - Common Good City Farm, Events Fellow

After graduating from The George Washington University with a degree in Public Policy, Andrea began working for Winning Connections and advocates for progressive legislation. Andrea is passionate about helping those in need overcome food insecurity, and as an SNS fellow, she looks forward to making a difference in her local community.

Sakib Tauhidul - Capitol Hill Group Ministry, Educational Campaigns Fellow Sakib grew up in Atlanta, and saw many of his classmates suffer from poverty. As a witness to this inequality, he was motivated to help underserved communities. After earning a Masters at the University of Maryland, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a CPA and consults with various government agencies. Sakib attended SNS’ anniversary event with a friend, was inspired to join SNS, and aims to become a better leader and communicator.

Sakib Tauhidul - Capitol Hill Group Ministry, Educational Campaigns Fellow

Sakib grew up in Atlanta, and saw many of his classmates suffer from poverty. As a witness to this inequality, he was motivated to help underserved communities. After earning a Masters at the University of Maryland, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a CPA and consults with various government agencies. Sakib attended SNS’ anniversary event with a friend, was inspired to join SNS, and aims to become a better leader and communicator.

2016 Alumni

OUR INAUGURAL FELLOWS COMMITTED TO A YEAR OF PART-TIME SERVICE, PLACED WITH LOCAL NONPROFITS IN DC AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

KALYN FETTA, Serve Your City

SHANE DUTKA, Code of Support Foundation

KRISTEN CUMMINGS, Josh Anderson Foundation

JENN BRANN, Collective Action for Safe Spaces

KORRIN BISHOP, Capitol Hill Group Ministry

MAISHA HUQ, Girls Inc

ALEXANDRIA BLUE, Girls inc

ALEX WINTER, Collective Action for Safe Spaces

CLARA SAVAGE, Serve Your City

MARISSA PERSONETTE, Calvary Women's Services

LUCY MONTGOMERY, Calvary Women's Services

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR FELLOWS

1.     “Not only do I get to volunteer under a structure that I know firsthand to be meaningful for nonprofits themselves, but being an SNS Fellow also allows me to do work that I love for a cause that I feel passionate about. I’d call that a win-win-win!” - Alex Winter

2.     “By participating in this fellowship, I use the skills that I have learned, and apply them in a way that can help eliminate social injustice in the DC area and beyond. I hope to be a strong representative for Accenture, and show fellow young professionals that service is important, practical, and entirely necessary.” Lucy Montgomery