Jonathan Edmond '15
Independent Project: Community Service Summer Fellowship
Jonathan believes that you get out of life what you put into it. In the spring of 2012, he heard about the inaugural Community Service Summer Fellowship Program that was being co-sponsored by Emmanuel's Center for Mission & Spirituality and the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership and jumped at the opportunity to fill one of the four spaces. Jonathan developed a full-time independent project focused on promoting the importance of college education and technology literacy among inner-city youth in Boston. He reached out to several community centers in the city to speak with the youth about making college a reality.
"The kids wanted to be basketball players or football players or rappers," Jonathan said. "That's what they were familiar with. They thought, 'I know so much about this, so I can become it.' I wanted them to know so much about college that they felt like they could become college students."
An accounting major, Jonathan hopes to intern with Goldman Sachs in the near future, a head start on his ultimate goal of becoming a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.