In her first year at the Marist Campus Ministry, Michelle Khawam has led countless community projects and even built a greenhouse at a community center in Marida, Mexico. Michelle, after finishing her Masters Degree in Theology, and joining the Campus Ministry, can barely contain her excitement over her community involvement! “I love a new challenge and I have the chance to give students the opportunity to be of service.”
“There was never a week where someone wasn’t smiling because of what United Way does,” said David Green as he reflected on his internship. David served as the spring 2015 Community Impact Administrative Intern. As he prepares to graduate and enter the workforce, he considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to intern with United Way. “As a resident of Poughkeepsie, United Way has exposed me to all of the wonderful efforts going on to better this city and Dutchess and Orange Counties at large.”
His favorite comic book hero is superman and not entirely coincidentally the theme for his company’s employee giving campaign which he manages at Central Hudson was called “Heroes for our Community“ and featured Central Hudson employees dressed up as superheroes. Joe Dallvechia has been an advocate for United Way for quite some time.