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June 16, 2016

Community Development Student Recieves 2016 Emerging City Champions Fellowship

Author: Tracy Purdy

Knight Foundation and 8 80 Cities have selected 20 civic innovators to participate in the 2016 Emerging City Champions fellowship program. The participants will receive $5,000 to implement one project in one year that will improve mobility, public spaces or civic engagement in their home cities. Bradley Vassallo (CDEV ’16) is the recipient of one of these fellowships. His project idea?  PUMP (Pop-Up Market Place): Using shipping containers as venues to sell products and services from aspiring entrepreneurs. Brad came to Temple with a specific goal — “to have a tangible effect on communities.” Read More