Samantha Stevens

Originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia, Samantha graduated from Emory University with a degree in Latin American history. While at Emory, Samantha interned at Tapestri, Inc, an organization that supports immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. She also founded a volunteer interpreting organization that assisted Atlanta elementary schools with high … Read more

Field placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, California) Samantha conducted a community assessment to identify barriers, best practices, and areas of improvement for the implementation of summer meal programs in San Mateo … Read more

David Lazere

David was raised in Washington, DC, and graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in educational studies and public policy. He wrote his senior thesis about narratives of community involvement in policy discourses around community-controlled schools. While at Swarthmore, he worked with the College Access Center for Delaware County, leading … Read more

Field placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, California) David conducted research, interviewed school district stakeholders, and analyzed federal breakfast participation data to survey the state of school breakfast participation in the Bay … Read more

The Calfresh (SNAP/Food Stamp) Toolkit and Resource Guide

The Calfresh (SNAP/Food Stamp) Toolkit and Resource Guide contains information on eligibility criteria for SNAP, county-specific application information, and a variety of tools for client prescreening, application assistance, and follow-up. The toolkit is intended for use by staff and volunteers … Read more

Etan Newman

16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties (San Jose, CA) Etan worked to identify barriers that prevent eligible residents of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties from accessing the Food Stamp … Read more

Jessica Luna

17th Class, 2010-2011  Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (San Jose, CA) Jessica developed a training curriculum and conducted workshops for community-based agencies interested in SNAP prescreening and application assistance in Santa Clara … Read more