Pitzer College Sophomore Wins Collaboration Fellowship

Claremont, Calif. (September 25, 2009)—Pitzer College congratulates Marie Claire Burt ’12, recipient of a Collaboration Fellowship to attend the 2009 Opportunity Collaboration held in Ixtapa, Mexico from October 17 to 20.

Burt, a political science major, has been active in nonprofit causes since high school where she founded its Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity clubs. Most recently, she worked at an orphanage in India for a month through the Jumpstart Program at Pitzer College and taught English as a second language classes at the Pomona Day Labor Center.

Opportunity Collaboration is a purpose-driven networking and problem solving event that brings social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, social financiers, grant-makers and agents of change to join forces to leverage resources across organizations and accelerate the reduction of poverty.

Burt hopes to continue her work in the nonprofit industry after receiving her degree.

About Collaboration Fellowship

Collaboration Fellowships provide opportunities for the next generation of nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to participate in the Opportunity Collaboration with hopes that it open doors and minds for university level student leaders committed to economic justice and poverty alleviation.


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