Welcoming Education Equity VISTAs

September 16, 2019

Campus Compact for Southern New England is excited to announce that we are hosting two AmeriCorps VISTA members, Elizabeth Jones and Charlie Malwitz, who will be serving in our Worcester Office for the 2019-2020 program year.

Elizabeth and Charlie are serving at CCSNE for the year to help build the capacity of our member campuses to mobilize resources and partnerships that support low-income P-20 student access, readiness, retention, and success. The VISTAs will be mapping PK-12 and postsecondary success programs at member campuses, sharing and expanding existing resources and tools, and promoting best practices to collectively build the capacity of practitioners working with low-income students.

Elizabeth will focus on PK-12 programs and partnerships, and Charlie will focus on postsecondary success programs. Elizabeth and Charlie, both recent Clark University alums, are excited to serve in the Worcester community.

Elizabeth Jones recently graduated from Clark University with her Bachelor’s in Political Science, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Originally from California, she has decided to face the New England cold for another year to continue working in K-12 community-based work that she began during her time at Clark University. For four years, she was involved with All Kinds of Girls, a student-run mentoring program for girls from Worcester; for three years she was a music educator with Neighborhood Strings, a low-cost music education program for students in Worcester students. She is passionate about equity and accessibility in all facets of life including housing, food, environment, and education.

Charlie Malwitz is originally from Connecticut and attended Clark University, where he graduated with a B.A in Cultural Studies and Communications. During his undergraduate career, Charlie worked on Clark’s own student-run recycling crew as part of a sustainability initiative as well as at Clark’s Office of Student Accessibility Services. Through these roles, Charlie was able to find his passion within the field of higher education and is excited to pursue it further with Campus Compact. In his free time, he enjoys going to shows, playing the drums and going on runs.