Daniel Fidalgo Tomé Named Campus Compact Community Service Federal Work Study Fellow for 2023-2024

Rutgers University-Camden Engaged Civic Learning Program Coordinator to build capacity for members to engaged with community service federal work study

daniel tome headshotCampus Compact today announced that Daniel Fidalgo Tomé, Engaged Civic Learning Program Coordinator at Rutgers Camden will serve as the Community Service Federal Work Study Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Federal Work Study is a key tool to make higher education more accessible to students from low-income families and communities, provide them with meaningful work-based learning experiences, and provide necessary personpower to advance key community engagement priorities. A renewed focus on Community Service Federal Work Study by policymakers, non-profits, and other organizations has pushed higher education to reconsider their use of these resources and their historical program models. Conversely, the field resources provided by Campus Compact and others are outdated and do not reflect the most innovative practices necessary to meet the needs of our communities. In his role as the '23-'24 fellow, Daniel will focus on understanding the needs of our field, review the current resources available, and create new and updated resources that can help build the capacity of CS-FWS programs on campuses across the country.

Daniel will be one of the new and returning fellows who make up the 2023-2024 cohort of Campus Compact fellows, a group of experienced practitioners, scholars, and field leaders who will advance Campus Compact’s work in key areas, including community colleges, dialogue and deliberation, student-led engagement, rural serving institutions, anti-racist community engagement, federal policy, intercultural development, field-level research and recognition, and executive leadership.