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Chester Community Fellowship

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Summer 2022 Chester Fellows with program manager Ashley Henry and Visiting Lang Center Fellow Christopher Mele (from left to right): Jesper Rosen '23, Hulices Murillo '23, Ashley Henry, Khanh Huynh '25, Christopher Folk '23, Lina Verghese '25, Simone Stern '23, Fatima Jahra '24, Christopher Mele, & Fatima Hmada '25.

The Chester Community Fellowship (CCF)—a signature Lang Center program funded through the Swarthmore Foundation— enhances the capacity of Chester-based community organizations while providing opportunities for student learning. Students hold internships four days a week; on the fifth day, Fellows work together on a project-in-common relevant to the City of Chester. The summer experience focuses on developing each Chester Fellow as a scholar, civic leader, and public servant.

The 2022 Fellows and their Chester internship host sites are:

  • Christopher Folk ‘23, Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm

  • Hulices Murillo '23, Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm

  • Jesper Rosen ‘23, Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm

  • Simone Stern ‘23, Ruth L. Bennett Community Farm

  • Fatima Jahra ‘24, Chester Education Foundation 

  • Khanh Huynh ‘25, Chester Education Foundation

  • Kennedy Randall ‘25, Chester Children's Chorus

  • Fatima Hmada ‘25, Chester Children's Chorus

  • Lina Verghese ‘25, Foundation for Delaware County

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Note: The Chester Community Fellowship is not in service of Swarthmore College and does not create an employment relationship between the student and the College.

Chester Community Fellowship Contact

Ashley Henry

Assistant Director, Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility


  1. Phone: (610) 690-1130
  2. Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility 213