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Emerson Fellow

Matt Achhammer

9th Class, 2002-2003

Field Placement:  The Campus Kitchen’s Project at St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)

Matt established a job-training program for at-risk youth that involves skills-based job training for the culinary field. Matt also worked to create a curriculum for a semester-long service learning course for college students, which will be transferable to other universities with Campus Kitchens.

Hunger Free Community Report:

Hunger 101 Curriculum, an interactive simulation adaptable to many age groups and locations providing a way to learn about the effects of hunger and the experiences of people facing hunger.

Policy Placement: The National Coalition for the Homeless (Washington, DC)

Matt worked on housing justice policy compiling results of a survey of McKinney Act service providers. He also worked on the National Housing Trust Fund, intended to create a fund for the development of over 1,500,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.

Pre-Fellowship Education/Experience:

Matt graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania with a double degree in Theatre Arts and English. He served as the Homelessness and Housing Program Coordinator and the Hunger and Health Program Coordinator at Gettysburg.  He has also participated in the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness (NSCAHH).