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Emerson Fellow

Molly Neck

9th Class, 2002-2003

Molly grew up in South Texas along the U.S./Mexico border and graduated in 2002 with a major in Religious Studies and a minor in history from Tulane University.  While at Tulane she worked for three years with Habitat For Humanity and one year at Ozanam Inn, a men's homeless shelter in downtown New Orleans.  Molly also served as the project coordinator for the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness and Action Team at Tulane her senior year.

Field placement: Idaho Community Action Network

Boise, Idaho

Molly developed and implemented a training program for members of the ICAN Local Food Program steering committees.  She also created a database containing statistical information on hunger indicators and social programs that address poverty inIdaho’s forty-four counties.  Molly also conducted home visits with ICAN members to gain an understanding of their needs and interests.

Policy placement: National Coalition for the Homeless

Washington, D.C.

Molly helped to co-edit NCH’s 2002 annual Hate Crimes report as well as a four-year study on hate crimes committed against people experiencing homelessness.  She also worked on the national Bringing America Home Act (BAHA) campaign.  BAHA is a comprehensive bill designed to end homelessness in the United States.