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Who We Are


     
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 is a Bronx resident who is originally from East Providence, Rhode Island. His family still resides there, where he grew up in a largely Azorean Portuguese community.  Justin however is of both Portuguese & Irish descent.  He completed his undergraduate work at Springfield College studying Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.  Upon graduation, Justin moved to the Bronx and worked while completing his Master's Degree at Fordham’s School of Social Service in 2009

Justin now works as the Associate Coordinator of Service-Learning with The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at Fordham University in the Bronx and works to help create/maintain accountable relationships between the Fordham & Bronx communities.  Other areas of organizing/education praxis include LGBTQIQ issues including: the role of straight allies, sexism, ending violence against women/ re-defining healthy masculinity, and disABILITY issues.  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. During this process of student organizing he met his beautiful partner Aurea and they were married in 2011.

Justin attributes his anti-racist organizing analysis to the principles and training he has received from PISAB.

Justin is now a Organizer/Trainer with PISAB leading "Undoing Racism/Community OrganizingTM" Workshops throughout the US. Justin is rooted in an anti-racist foundation using anti-racist principles to work toward the collective liberation of all oppressions. Justin and Aurea are a part of the New Day Church community in the Bronx as well as the PISAB Northeast Regional Leadership Collective, and the organizing team of the Bronx Community Undoing Racism Group.

In May of 2013 they welcomed the dynamic duo of Morgan & Anaisa to the world. Twin girls, who like their father, came into the world as an organized team.

     
Betamia Coronel
Associate Coordinator
of Community Service
Rose Hill
bcoronel@fordham.edu
  Betamia joined DDCSJ in August 2011 as the Associate Coordinator of Community Service at the Rose Hill Campus. Betamia was born and raised in Brooklyn and completed her undergraduate work at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus where she studied Middle Eastern Studies. It was at Fordham where Betamia found her passion for working towards social change and learned through the mentorship of various Fordham Administrators and Faculty the power of organizing to create tangible outcomes for a more equitable society. Soon after graduation she became a Community Organizer in her neighborhood of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn with St. Nicks Alliance where she worked on preserving affordable housing and various environmental issues. She returned to Fordham recognizing the impact it had on her personal development and is excited to serve in that role for students who are exploring what social justice means to them. Betamia is currently working on her MA in International Political Economy and Development at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham where she hopes to pursue her interests in bringing an anti-racist prospective to development work abroad.
     
Katheryn Crawford
Associate Coordinator
of Service-Learning
Lincoln Center
kcrawford3@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 recieved 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.

In 2013 Katheryn became the Associate Coordinator of Service Learning on the Lincoln Center campus.
     
Bethany Hugghins
Associate Coordinator of Community Service
Lincoln Center
bhugghins@fordham.edu













  Bethany joined the DDCSJ team in October 2013 as the Associate Coordinator of Community Service at Lincoln Center. Although born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Bethany has called New York home for the past 11 years. She focused her studies on the Role of the Prophetic Voice in Social Change while concentrating in Irish history, Conflict Resolution and Community Organizing at the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies at New York University. After graduation, Bethany used her passion for people-powered change to fight for housing justice in NYC as a tenant organizer and housing counselor, in the Cypress Hills/East New York Neighborhoods of Brooklyn with Cypress Hills LCD. She then went on to work as an tenant organizer with St. Nick's Alliance in Williamsburg and served as a legal resource for tenants facing eviction in housing court, through her work at Housing Court Answers. Bethany feels privileged to be working in the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at Fordham, helping to equip and empower students to be effective social change agents in the surrounding Fordham communities and beyond. She loves living in Bushwick, Brooklyn with her husband and housemates, as they seek to build authentic relationships with their neighbors and larger community.



     
Jeannine Hill-Fletcher
Faculty Director of Service-Learning
Rose Hill
Lincoln Center
hillfletche@fordham.edu
  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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