The Yellow Springs Community Foundation (YSCF) has announced the names of ten Yellow Springs nonprofit organizations that will be recipients of grants to pay the direct labor costs of Antioch College students to work as interns under its Miller Fellowship Program during the 2011-2012 academic calendar.
The organizations are: Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs Community Access TV, Glen Helen Ecology Institute, Home Inc., Yellow Springs Senior Citizens, Tecumseh Land Trust, Yellow Springs Tree Committee, WYSO, Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District, and YS Kids Playhouse.
Nick Boutis, Glen Helen Ecology Institute Director, said in his winning grant proposal: “In 1929, Glen Helen became part of the enlarged campus of Antioch College, and thus began an 80-plus year relationship of formalized work and academic opportunities in the Glen. … As efforts to resurrect Antioch College moved forward, Glen Helen Ecology Institute staff began to detail the co-operative work positions, course possibilities, and research opportunities that the Glen was suited to offer. “
The Miller Fellowship Program is funded by the Nolan J. and Richard D. Miller Endowment Fund, whose purpose is to support Antioch College students who engage in service for the benefit of the Yellow Springs community. The basic premise of the endowment is that it is meant to foster mutual respect between Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community.