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Emerson Fellow

Akeisha Latch

29th Class, 2022-2023

Akeisha Latch is originally from Jamaica, before emigrating to the States in 2004. She recently graduated from Clark University with a B.A. in English and concentration in comparative race and ethnic Studies. As an undergraduate student Akeisha has also pursued further education in Public Administration under an accelerated degree program at Clark University. In the past two years, Akeisha has interned at Waterbury Bridge to Success as a Community Impact and Marketing Intern and at New Britain OIC as a Summer Youth Employment Coordinator, putting what she has learned in the accelerated program into practice.

Field placement: About Fresh

Boston, Massachusetts

Akeisha is working at About Fresh in Boston, Massachusetts. She is fostering support for Fresh Truck volunteers though an ongoing assessment and implementation process desired to accommodate their needs and how to most effectively be of service to the food insecure communities and members that About Fresh serves. A current project of hers involves strengthening volunteer support through The Three V's Of Volunteerism model she designed, combined with grounding individuals in celebration of their identities and the work that they do.

Policy placement: Center for Law and Social Policy

Washington, D.C.

Akeisha Latch is working with the Center for Law and Social Policy on the Income and Work Supports team to support the onboarding of the new CPG cohort and implementation of racially equitable and sustainable policies. She also supports their Community-Driven Policy and Practice peer groups, working with those with lived experiences of poverty through the lens of advocacy and economic justice. In these roles she is documenting processes, lessons learned, and then developing modules for future facilitation groups.

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