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 Miller Fellowship Program is funded by the Nolan J. and Richard D. Miller Endowment Fund, whose purpose is to support fellowships for 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.
Over the past few months, YSCF received a total of 27 proposals from 12 different village nonprofits that desired to place Miller Fellows in their organizations.
The recipient 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.
In accordance with the new Antioch College curriculum, for the 2011-2012 academic year, Miller Fellows will be available for 10 hours per week during the fall, winter and summer quarters, and 40 hours per week during the spring quarter.
The Nolan J. and Richard D. Miller Endowment Fund was established earlier this year through a bequest. Nolan Miller (d. 2006) was Associate Editor of The Antioch Review, a noted writing teacher and a beloved Antioch College professor. His brother, Richard (d. 2007), was a highly regarded artist working in many different media. Under the terms of the bequest, some priority is given to those nonprofits serving the needs of the elderly in Yellow Springs. Other public service institutions are supported, in keeping with the basic premise of the endowment that it is meant to foster mutual respect between town and gown. The Foundation is working closely with the College to structure the program so that it meets the goals of the donors, as well as the education goals of the new curriculum and the needs of local nonprofits. The program complements the new Antioch College curriculum, which will stress community service, along with its historic co-op program.