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MCRP Graduate Caitlin Coppinger selected for Kuehn Fellowship

July 12, 2019

Caitlin Coppinger, MCRP Alum 2019

Congratulations to 2019 MCRP Graduate, Caitlin Coppinger.

The Kuehn Foundation announced selection of its 2019-2021 Kuehn Fellows. In July, KCF warmly welcomed Caitlin Coppinger (Clemson) and other fellows from MIT, Harvard GSD, and Washington University to their growing network of participants and alums!

The Kuehn Fellowship is a two year practice based, paid fellowship for recent master’s level graduates who have an interest in a career in affordable housing development. It places fellows at one of six non-profit affordable housing developers in a project management role. The goals of the Kuehn Fellowship are twofold: to inspire and equip women and men at the start of their careers to follow Bob Kuehn’s vision and vocation in affordable housing, and to add to the capacity of Massachusetts non-profit affordable housing organizations.

As the culmination of two years together, Kuehn Fellows have an unusual opportunity to make an impact collectively, directing a gift from the Foundation to a nonprofit they select.

Robert H. (Bob) Kuehn, Jr. created the Kuehn Charitable Foundation (KCF) to support three interests threaded through his thirty-five year career as a real estate developer: affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space. Upon his death in 2006, the majority of his estate passed to Kuehn Charitable Foundation which continues to carry out his legacy.

KCF’s major program is the Kuehn Fellowship, a two-year fellowship pairing vetted Boston-area nonprofits with Fellows eager to address and gain real-world experience in one of the region’s most pressing challenges—affordable housing.

The process for selecting the next cohort of KCF Fellows will begin in late 2020 for Summer 2021 start. Fellowships are practice-based jobs in community development, not research internships. Hosts are Boston-area organizations working in affordable housing.

For more information on Kuehn Fellowship and application, access link: https://www.kuehncharitable.org/kuehn-fellowship/



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