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Danielle
Fahey
Languages: 
English
Spanish
February, 1995
Bio: 
My name is Danielle Fahey and I will be a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst next fall. I am studying English, with a specialization in the Study and Practice of Writing, Civic Engagement and Program Development and minoring in Spanish. My dream is to one day work for a non-profit organization, creating programs that have a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities they affect. I’d love to work with communities both domestically and abroad and am especially interested in working with youth, recreation, and education. My hobbies include sports, art, gardening, music, hiking, reading, writing, exercising, blogging, snowboarding, photography, travel, fashion and crafting.
Volunteering Experience: 
Student Bridges: Examines how race, class and a variety of historical forces shape students’ access to quality education. We look at issues of racism and inequality in educational systems, and explore how standardized testing, the dismantling of affirmative action, and rising costs have affected college access for many low-income, first-generation, and students of color. As a volunteer, I act as a tutor-mentor for middle school students at the CHOICES-STEP after school program two days per week. Henry Gets Moving: Henry Gets Moving is a book and program that inspires young students to get healthy and active. With Henry Gets Moving, we spend four weeks with different schools and youth groups. Week 1 consists of reading the book with the children, week 2 is a nutrition-based activity, week 3 is an exercise-based activity, and week 4 is a wrap up and reflection. As a volunteer, I go to the schools and read and interact with the children. However, Henry Gets Moving has only recently become a non-profit organization, so I am also helping with this transition. I am currently in the process of aiding with website development, creating a central database for their records and files, and beginning to write grant proposals. Alternative Spring Break: This March a group of my peers and I travelled to Slidell, LA to volunteer during our Spring Break. During the week we helped in building a new home for a family who had lost theirs from a combination of the hurricanes and a fire. We were able to meet and hang out with the family as well. Benefit Dance for Eva and Aliza: In March 2012 two of my best friends were involved in a tragic car accident that resulted in multiple craniotomies, tracheotomy, and a surplus of other injuries. Three years since the accident, Aliza has made miraculous improvements and triumphs while Eva remains in a nearly vegetative state. In order to help their families pay for medical bills and other expenses, I coordinated a benefit dance in honor of the girls in the summers of 2012 and 2013. We were able to raise over $12,000 in total for them. Cheerleading Coach: During high-school I volunteered as a youth cheerleading coach f or girls ages 6-14. I helped out in teaching them cheer, dance and gymnastics skills, collaborated in routine making, and encouraged teamwork and sportsmanship. I also acted as a positive role-model and mentor.
Education: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst--Class of 2017. GPA 3.768
Occupation: 
Office Assistant
Other Skills: 
Team Work
Writing
Organization
Social Media
Computer and Microsoft Office skills
Customer Service
Coaching
Danielle Fahey
Halifax
United States
Languages:
English, Spanish
February, 1995
Description
My name is Danielle Fahey and I will be a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst next fall. I am studying English, with a specialization in the Study and Practice of Writing, Civic Engagement and Program Development and minoring in Spanish.

My dream is to one day work for a non-profit organization, creating programs that have a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities they affect. I’d love to work with communities both domestically and abroad and am especially interested in working with youth, recreation, and education.

My hobbies include sports, art, gardening, music, hiking, reading, writing, exercising, blogging, snowboarding, photography, travel, fashion and crafting.
Volunteering Experience
Student Bridges: Examines how race, class and a variety of historical forces shape students’ access to quality education. We look at issues of racism and inequality in educational systems, and explore how standardized testing, the dismantling of affirmative action, and rising costs have affected college access for many low-income, first-generation, and students of color. As a volunteer, I act as a tutor-mentor for middle school students at the CHOICES-STEP after school program two days per week.


Henry Gets Moving: Henry Gets Moving is a book and program that inspires young students to get healthy and active. With Henry Gets Moving, we spend four weeks with different schools and youth groups. Week 1 consists of reading the book with the children, week 2 is a nutrition-based activity, week 3 is an exercise-based activity, and week 4 is a wrap up and reflection. As a volunteer, I go to the schools and read and interact with the children. However, Henry Gets Moving has only recently become a non-profit organization, so I am also helping with this transition. I am currently in the process of aiding with website development, creating a central database for their records and files, and beginning to write grant proposals.


Alternative Spring Break: This March a group of my peers and I travelled to Slidell, LA to volunteer during our Spring Break. During the week we helped in building a new home for a family who had lost theirs from a combination of the hurricanes and a fire. We were able to meet and hang out with the family as well.


Benefit Dance for Eva and Aliza: In March 2012 two of my best friends were involved in a tragic car accident that resulted in multiple craniotomies, tracheotomy, and a surplus of other injuries. Three years since the accident, Aliza has made miraculous improvements and triumphs while Eva remains in a nearly vegetative state. In order to help their families pay for medical bills and other expenses, I coordinated a benefit dance in honor of the girls in the summers of 2012 and 2013. We were able to raise over $12,000 in total for them.


Cheerleading Coach: During high-school I volunteered as a youth cheerleading coach f or girls ages 6-14. I helped out in teaching them cheer, dance and gymnastics skills, collaborated in routine making, and encouraged teamwork and sportsmanship. I also acted as a positive role-model and mentor.
Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst--Class of 2017. GPA 3.768
Occupation
Office Assistant
Other Skills
Team Work , Writing, Organization, Social Media, Computer and Microsoft Office skills, Customer Service, Coaching
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