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Sandra Lobo Jost
Director
Rose Hill
Lincoln Center
lobo@fordham.edu
  Sandra Lobo Jost has been the Director of the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice (formerly Community Service Program) since 1998 working to shift the focus of our programming and resources from a charity to justice model. During her tenure here, she has overseen the expansion of the CSJ from one to five full-time staff members, the creation of the Service-Learning Program, and the addition of the Lincoln Center office. Prior to holding this position she lived and worked in Newark, NJ running the after-school program and senior center at the Ironbound Girls and Boys Club.  She has volunteered with organizations in the Bronx and abroad in India, Jamaica and Ecuador, working with groups such as Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. She graduated from Fordham College with a bachelor's in Urban Studies, and holds an MSW from Fordham's Graduate School of Social Service.  Sandra sits on the Local Advisory Board of LIFT, the Bronx, the Steering Committee of the Bronx is Blooming, on the Board of the Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition and served on the innaugural Steering Committee of the Simon Bolivar Foundation in 2011.  A first generation immigrant from Portugal, Sandra is committed to working for peace and justice in our world and helping form change agents of young people. She currently lives in the Bronx with her partner and their two children.
     
Justin Freitas
Associate Coordinator
of Service-Learning
Rose Hill
freitas@fordham.edu
 

Justin joined DDCSJ in August 2011 as the Associate Coordinator of Service -Learning at the Rose Hill Campus.  Justin is from East Providence, RI and completed his undergraduate work at Springfield Colelge studying Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.  Upon graduation, Justin moved to the Bronx and worked at Fordham University's Office of Residential Life while completing his Master's Degree in the School of Social Service at the Lincoln Center Campus.  Justin is very excited to be back at Fordham University since his past experiences at Fordham allowed him the opportunity to deepen his commitment to Service-learning while helping him to gain a deeper analysis around issues of injustice.  His areas of organizing include intentional anti-racist conversations, LGBTQIQ issues including the role of straight allies, sexism, and disAbility studies.  Specifically, as a student-intern with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) he worked on a city-wide initiative to address racial biases that exist in institutions of higher education.  Justin attributes his anti-racist organizing analysis to the principles and training he has received with PISAB.  More recently, Justin has become a Trainer/Organizer with PISAB leading "Undoing RacismTM" Workshops throughout the US.; he is also an Associate with Together Leading the Future Inc.which works with youth and towards the transformation of educational systems.  Justin lives with his wife in the Bronx and looks forward to helping maintain the mutually accountable relationships between the Bronx & Fordham communities that have been established as a result of the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice.  

     
Betamia Coronel
Associate Coordinator
of Community Service
Rose Hill
bcoronel@fordham.edu
   
     
Kate Cavanagh
Associate Coordinator
of Community Service & Service-Learning
Lincoln Center
cavanagh@fordham.edu
  Kate joined the CSJ in August 2007 as the Associate Coordinator of Community Service and Service Learning at Lincoln Center.  She was raised in Northwest New Jersey and came to Fordham Lincoln Center in 2001 where she did her undergraduate work in Social Work and Religious Studies.  Upon graduation, she attended Hunter College School of Social Work's Masters' program concentrating in Community Organizing.  Kate worked with FEGS in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and with Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership on the Health Committee during her social work internships.  While at Hunter, she participated in the People's Institute's Undoing Racism workshop, which deepened her commitment to educating students on the impact of systemic racism on themselves and their communities.  She is trained in Paulo Freire methodology as a popular educator and co-facilitates trainings for educators and organizers at the Brecht Forum.  She is thrilled to be back at Fordham working for the Center for Service and Justice (formerly Community Service Program), which supported her in developing her passion for peace and social justice.
     
Katheryn Crawford
Assistant Coordinator of Community Service
Lincoln Center
kcrawford3@fordham.edu










Jeannine Hill-Fletcher
Faculty Director of Service-Learning
Rose Hill
Lincoln Center
hillfletche@fordham.edu
   Katheryn joined the CSJ in September 2009 as the Assistant Coordinator of Community Service and Service Learning at Lincoln Center. She was raised in El Paso, Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, double majoring in History and African/African-American Studies. Katheryn moved to New York City in 2004 and in 2008 received her Masters in Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work, focusing in Community Organizing. While attending HCSSW she interned at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in the Department of Government and Community Affairs and Make the Road New York. While at Hunter Katheryn participated in the Undoing Racism workshop facilitated by People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and was the Treasurer of the student group, the Anti-Racist Collective at Hunter (ARCH). This work sparked her passion for undoing racism and working with young people to recognize their own power as agents of social change.


Jeannine Hill Fletcher served as Faculty Director of Service-Learning 2002-2004 and returned to this position in 2007.  In this role, she works collaboratively with CSJ and with Fordham faculty to provide opportunities to integrate service with academics. In 2007, Jeannine and Sandra developed the New Course Initiative, in conjunction with the FCRH/FCLC Dean’s Offices.  Under this initiative, faculty develop service-integrated courses where work in the community is a learning resource alongside the traditional resources of readings, lectures, discussions, etc.  Together with the Service-Learning staff, we have also developed a five-part Interdisciplinary Seminar in service-learning.  Jeannine is an Associate Professor of Theology, joining the Fordham faculty in 2001.  Her areas of research interest include religious diversity, feminist and liberation theology and global justice.  Recent publications at the intersection of theology and justice include:  “Christology Between Identity and Difference:  On Behalf of a World in Need” in Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology:  Shoulder to Shoulder (Augsburg Fortress Press, 2009) and “Companions, Prophets, Martyrs: Jesuit Education as Justice Education” in Transforming the World and Being Transformed (Fordham University Press, Forthcoming).  Jeannine credits her CSJ colleagues for continuing her own ‘justice-education’.

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