1Campus 1Community is home base for two AmeriCorps VISTA members who we know and love as simply "the fellows." Coordinating Leadership Team projects, Wellspring sites, CEL projects, and working with community partners, the fellows are recognized all over Jackson.
In addition to the campus programs, they coordinate volunteers and participants in community initiatives as well, focusing on education, health, the environment, and economic development.
Project Coordinator for Community Empowerment
Liz Allen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Millsaps College in 2015 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Art History. Having written an Honors thesis in exploring the relationship between Millsaps College and the Midtown neighborhood, Liz is excited to play a more active part in deepening that relationship and following up on her research as a 1C1C fellow. She also hopes to explore how her academic interests in critical theory, community development, and urban design can assist community empowerment through arts, literacy, media production, community gardening and more. While not at work, Liz is a fan of Jackson’s live music, podcasts, coffee, and advocating that opossums are misunderstood.
Project Coordinator for Education Initiatives
Danielle Buckingham graduated from Millsaps College with a B.A. in Psychology. As a student, Danielle was active in Midtown through community engaged learning courses and as an independent volunteer. Through her service, she developed a passion for educational equity in under-privileged communities. As a 1C1C fellow, Danielle hopes to form lasting relationships with the Midtown community and hopefully gain insight on how to establish long-term programs devoted to giving every child access to equal opportunity education. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing poetry, and participating in groups devoted to social justice.
Ph.D. Candidate, Brown University
B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University 2003
As the 1Campus 1Community Project Director, Jenni oversees 1C1C programs, serves as Americorps supervisor, and teaches interdisciplinary courses in community engagement for students in the Wellspring intentional learning community. "All small liberal arts colleges are great at building their own communities. What Millsaps does particularly well is connect its students to the community outside the campus gates, too. I'm thrilled to be a part of the team that makes that happen." Jenni also regularly teaches Latin, Greek, and literature in translation courses for the Classical Studies Department. When she isn't helping Millsaps students engage with the community or ancient languages, she's invariably spending some quality time with her daughter, Lily.
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