Knox College and the Galesburg Community Foundation have partnered in an innovative civic engagement program known as KnoxCorps. Officially launched in the fall of 2012, thirteen recent graduates and current students took up positions with local non-profit organizations to support and staff important initiatives and to bring additional energy and commitment to those organizations.
KnoxCorps Fellows, who are recent graduates of Knox College, serve organizations for approximately 10 months. Undergraduate KnoxCorps members have made a two-year commitment to serve organizations for at least eight hours per week.
KnoxCorps members blog about their experiences as they learn more about their partner organizations and contribute to achieving organizational goals.
Current KnoxCorps partnerships are:
|KnoxCorps Partner||KnoxCorps Member|
|Carl Sandburg College||Laura Ernst, Knox College Sophomore|
|Chamber of Commerce||Jules Ohman, Kleine Equipment, Inc. Fellow|
|Cyclists of Galesburg||Max Potthoff, Knox College Junior|
|Discovery Depot||Juliette Pettit Campbell, F&M Bank Fellow|
|FISH Food Pantry||Bridget Shannon Doherty, Knox College Sophomore|
|Galesburg Community Foundation/KnoxCorps||Hannah Benning, We Are Galesburg Fund Fellow|
|Galesburg Community School District #205||Ruth Amerman, Knox College Junior|
|Galesburg Downtown Council||Josh Hosmer-Quint, Knox College Senior|
|Knox County Health Department||Emma Poland, Knox County Health Department Fellow, and Khadija Boussen, Knox College Sophomore|
|Prairie Players Civic Theatre||Isaac Miller, Galesburg Community Foundation Fellow|
|Sustainable Business Center||Elizabeth Cockrell, Human Links Foundation Fellow|
|United Way||Kristen Marvin, Knox College Sophomore|
KnoxCorps Fellow positions are directly supported by sponsors whose contributions are used to cover the annual compensation of each Fellow. This partnership makes visible the commitment between Galesburg and Knox that drives the project.
The six local businesses and organizations who are KnoxCorps Fellow sponsors are:
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