TFA Graduate Fellows Program

Cohort 1

Jon Delperdang

Jon is working to create a community gathering and recreation space in Greenville in the form of a skating rink. ‘The Hub’ will be a place tailored to the greater Greenville community and be a social business; that is, a business that focuses more on doing good for the community than profit. 

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James Forte

James is focusing his social entrepreneurship project on fundamental issues with MS children that will change the future. He envisions a youth center that will focus on the needs of children and help map the road to “success”. This youth center will have three focus areas social skills, emotional health, and reading comprehension.

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Sarah Hawley

Sarah is working with elementary students to set individual educational goals and to track their progress throughout the school year. Imagine data driven decision-making by 4th graders!

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Jena Howie

Jena’s social entrepreneur project incentivizes positive academics and excellent behavior in schools with the reward of local, cultural experiences such as a trip to the art museum, a private golf lesson, or a Delta soul food tour. Her nonprofit organization will facilitate experiences for kids by partnering with local businesses, artists, musicians, athletes, etc.

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Kandace Stevenson

Her social entrepreneurship projects focuses on the betterment of youth with a strong focus on youth with juvenile delinquency history. Her goal is to one day create a group home for troubled youth as a trade off to being sent to the juvenile detention center.

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Jeremiah Smith

Jeremiah is the Executive Director of the the Rosedale Freedom Project which is ultimately a leadership program that works to prepare middle and high school students to be leaders in the school, community, and collegiate pursuits.

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Boyce Upholt

Boyce is the co-found of Upror Media, which works with organizations and local businesses committed to community development, and tells the stories that help people connect with their environment and neighbors.

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