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Dubois County Free Press - 4/11/2016

Two local non-profits have been named as recipients for funding to host interns through Nonprofit Fellows.

The Next Act and Young Life were chosen from a competitive application process in which nonprofits could apply for the opportunity to receive funding.

Nonprofit Fellows, a program of the Community Foundation’s BetterTogether Initiative, makes funding available for eligible nonprofits to engage interns from Indiana colleges and universities.

Upon completion of 150 or more service hours at an eligible nonprofit, the student will earn a $1,500 scholarship to the university they attend.

“We have so many wonderful projects and opportunities in front of us, but, as is the case with many volunteer-run nonprofits, time and funding can constrain or slow activities,” said Leslie Hamby, Next Act’s chairperson. “Learning that we will have a fellow this summer was like a boost of energy.”

Nonprofit Fellows supports two of the Community Foundation’s key objectives including helping build healthy Dubois County nonprofits and providing college students with real-life work experience in the local community.

“We hope with the additional help this summer that we will be able to make significant progress this summer towards our goal of having Young Life in each high school and middle school in the county,” said Jace Rasche, Area Director, Dubois County Young Life.

Students may apply for the fellowship opportunities by e-mailing a cover letter and resume by April 25 directly to Leslie Hamby of the Next Act, Inc. at or Jace Rasche of Young Life at