Marie & Robert Jackson Fellowship

Our Mission

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. 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 fellowships involve civic engagement and work devoted to improving community life. 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.

2019 Jackson Cohort and Civic Engagement Sites

Joe Bastian: Benton County Soil & Water Conservation

Samuel Black: Youth Frontiers

Valerie Doze: AHRI

Elliot Edeburn: Boys & Girls Club - Brookings

Olivia Engling: Community Groundworks, Madison, WI

Alma Godinez: Youth in Theology in Ministry

Cynthia Jasso: Anna Marie's Alliance

Bao Nhia Khang: Hmong Health Care Professionals Coalition

Rebecca Kong: MN Science Museum

Brigid Mark: Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Boulder, CO

Yajaira Martinez Ortega: Hands Across the World

Sophia Modeas: MORE

Anja Ozols: Holy Family Parish, Fond du Lac, WI

Tessa Pichotta: DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

Abigail Rader: EPA Office of Water (DC)

Olivia Rengo: Folks School Fairbanks, AK

David-Earl Russell: Kipp LA

Jillian Schulz: Better Medicare Alliance (DC)

D'Havian Scott: Assemblies of God Church - Bahamas

Emma Uecker: Nacel Open Door

Lucas Vetsch: Children's Museum of SD

Drew Wilds: League of Women Voters