Ph.D. Student Earns Eagleton Governor’s Executive Fellowship
Returning to Tacony, his old neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, Spencer Clayton has quickly grown to relish his new role. As an intern for Councilman Bobby Henon, who represents the Sixth District, he routinely provides citizens – including longtime neighbors and friends – with the latest news and information regarding government-related programs and services. That is, when he isn’t listening to their questions or concerns.
“Sometimes it’s just helping them with the little things, such as filling out forms,” says Clayton, a Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. student in public affairs. “But more than that, I can help make sure that the residents’ voices are being heard. It has always been my plan to come back to this neighborhood and to help make a difference.” Link to full article