Kenny Felsenstein is convinced that partnering college students with community-based organizations can help students develop career skills and make a tangible difference for Baltimore. Inspired by his participation in Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape, his experience GED tutoring with YO! Baltimore, and an internship with Blue Water Baltimore, Kenny’s vision is to connect college students to professional resources that will allow them to become personally invested in the city.
He is working to create a new avenue for college students to gain professional experiences through Project Serve, a service-learning internship program he founded. Project Serve will connect students with non-profit organizations that offer public service internships. In turn, Baltimore non-profits will have access to underutilized student talents and energies for sustainable volunteer engagement. Kenny has secured grant funding to build a Project Serve website with a database of internship opportunities so that students can create profiles and submit resumes and applications. Kenny’s career goal is to become a physician and help underserved populations.