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Emerson Fellow

Bi Vuong

10th Class, 2003-2004

Field Placement: DC Hunger Solutions (Washington, DC)

Bi created a campaign to promote School Breakfast expansion for the District of Columbia.  She interviewed school administrators, surveyed students about barriers to increased participation, prepared materials for the first D.C. School Breakfast report, devised outreach and advocacy strategies to get schools to adopt school breakfast, and conducted parent and community forums with schools, neighborhood advisory councils, and community groups.  She also completed Smart Start, an outreach and promotion tool kit that can help grassroots organizations to promote the School Breakfast Program in their area using a power-point presentation template and brochures detailing the benefits of the school breakfast program.

Hunger Free Community Report:

School Breakfast Models is a report detailing several approaches to School Breakfast Programs nationwide, such as Breakfast in the Classroom, Delayed Breakfast, and Provision 2.  The report examines each of the model schools’ demographics, barriers to implementation, possible solutions, and a description of daily operations so that the programs may be replicated nationwide.

Policy Site Placement: The Food Research and Action Center (Washington, DC)

Bi developed a best practices guide for collaboration between schools and community-based organizations to feed children through the Summer Food Service Program and the After-school Snack/Supper Program.  Bi also researched the barriers faced by rural communities in accessing the child nutrition programs, particularly those that serve children during the after school hours and the summer months.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

Bi is originally from Hawaii and she graduated fromKenyonCollege inOhio with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  She has been involved in programs for inner-city children and teenagers from large, low-income families in both D.C. and Scotland.  While at Kenyon, she also served as a residential advisor, community advisor and Board member for Asian Students for International Awareness.