College of Saint Benedict Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program
To empower students with opportunities to serve the common good through community engagement, collective learning, and leadership and professional development.
The Jackson Fellows Story
In 2008, the College of Saint Benedict received an anonymous gift to establish the Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program. Nine students with varying majors, interests, and experience are selected through an application and interview process to be part of a cohort of Jackson Fellows. Each Fellow serves at a community site for the summer. All nine fellowships involve civic engagement and work devoted to improving community life through political or non-political service activities. The diversity of the site placements and the type of work and leadership required from each Jackson Fellow serves to create a rich, vibrant, and holistic learning environment.
Austin Barkley - Anna Marie's Alliance
Ellen Black - Children's Dental Services
Sarah Evans - Will Steger Foundation and Homestead
Mary Gilbertson - Office Of Senator Al Franken
Mariya Lawinger - MN Dance Theater
Kaileigh Nicklas - Children's Museum of South Dakota
Ashleigh Walter - West Side Community Organization
Chendan Yan - Center for Earth and Democracy
Peggy Yang - Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council
Biruk Zekewos - United Living Community