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Welcome Cindy Zhang, Our Newest Hunter College Public Service Scholar


Cindy is already hard at work here at Village Preservation!

Village preservation is very fortunate to partner with the Public Service Scholar Program at Hunter College. The ambitious, experiential program provides undergraduate scholars academic coursework, as well as practical application. The two-semester course provides a curriculum that gives the student an understanding of how the city organizes services and the social policies that shape it; economic, social, and political concepts that underlie the city government’s role in programs and policies and the values and beliefs that shape their development, and the underlying principals of the functioning of non-profit and public service organizations. This is our second year in partnership Hunter College and we have been both honored and grateful to be a part of the education of these fine students.

Hunter College Public Scholar Program class of 2018-2019 with our 1st Hunter College Public Service Scholar intern, Duane Thakurdeen at far left.

Today we are pleased to announce our intern newest intern from Hunter, Cindy Zhang, a senior studying Political Science and Human Rights.

Cindy previously worked at the Asian American Federation as a Policy & Research Intern where she helped analyze and compile Census data, tracking the Pan Asian American population by ethnicity and language in NYC and NYS.  AAF gave her the opportunity to study policy, advocacy, community organizing, and networking, as well as providing her with an insider’s view of the inter-governmental landscape of the city.

She was also a Hunter Grove Scholar for StoryCorp’s Immigrant and Migrant initiative. There she conducted research on the reviews of the literature of immigrants from Mexico, Russia, Vietnam, India, and Syria.

This summer, she worked at the Association for a Better New York as an Undergraduate Census Intern where she contributed to ABNY’s citywide Census promotion, awareness, advocacy, and research campaigns.

Her personal interests include good food and collecting art books and art supplies.

Welcome Cindy!

To learn more about our staff of interns, click here.

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