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Emerson Fellow

Carrie Johnson

9th Class, 2002-2003

Field Placement:  Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (Columbus, OH)

Carrie developed and coordinated a statewide Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) outreach campaign targeting the emergency food assistance network in Ohio.  This project involved working with national, state and local stakeholders to strengthen EITC outreach in both urban and rural areas in Ohio.

Hunger Free Community Report:

Give Ohio a Boost: Promote the Earned Income Tax Credit, a training guide for advocates and direct service providers to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit to their clients.

Policy Placement: Corporation forEnterpriseDevelopment (Washington,DC)

Carrie worked with the Assets Team at CFED to promote asset-building initiatives for low-income families and individuals.  In addition to producing a state-by-state survey of Individual Development Account (IDA) programs, Carrie supported the Wealth Working Group and the Financial Institutions Working Group.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

Carrie graduated magna cum laude from Duke University as a Political Science and Women’s Studies major.  She also participated in summer internships with the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust in Cape Town, South Africa, and the West End Community Center in Durham, North Carolina.