The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

2015 First-Year Fellow: Ray Lu '18

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The National Council of Nonprofits, where I worked this summer, is an umbrella organization that connects and supports state associations of nonprofits. The Council of Nonprofits produces resources for these state associations to build capacity and help the nonprofits they support do the same. Nonprofits employ nearly 10 percent of the private workforce yet face many problems that for-profits do not. The National Council of Nonprofits aims to create an environment for nonprofits to succeed and thrive.

Ray Lu' 18 at the National Council of Nonprofits with his mentor Jenny Chandler '82.

In terms of social space, the Fellows were fantastic and I am so fortunate to have been able to share my summer with them. Living with twenty-three other Dartmouth students was almost like a freshman floor all over again. I made some great friends and always looked forward to the weekends. In terms of my work, being able to learn directly from some of the nation’s leaders in nonprofit work was incredibly rewarding and eye opening. At the National Council of Nonprofits, people are passionate about making an impact on the world around them. In turn, their drive inspires me to be the best that I can be.
-Written by Ray Lu '18
This series introduces the 2015 First-Year Fellows. Each fellow reflects on his or her experience in Washington DC as a First-Year Fellow working with a mentor in public policy. 

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