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Emerson Fellow

Faith Nyirenda

11th Class, 2004-2005

Faith graduated from the University of Southern California in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  She participated in USC’s Alternative Spring Break program in Uruguay and Argentina where she helped create a sustainable garden for the elderly in Montevideo and restored a community kitchen.  Faith has also been involved with organizations that provide enrichment and educational programming to children from low-income families and foster children.

Field placement: Ladder Up / Center for Economic Progress

Chicago, Illinois

Faith worked to connect hunger-related organizations to outreach for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by linking the Center to key anti-hunger partners and organizations.  Faith established these working relationships to exchange information regarding program services and initiatives, and encouraged ongoing collaborative EITC outreach/anti-hunger efforts to benefit low-income families.

Policy placement: Feeding America

Washington, D.C.

Faith worked to help develop an EITC outreach strategy for America’s Second Harvest.   She facilitated involvement between the organization’s affiliates, the Internal Revenue Service, and other stakeholders.