Ten students have been awarded prizes of $1500 each to help them carry out their plans for public service during the summer or longer term. Selection was made by the Board of Directors, of whom five members are earlier Saxe Prize winners. Nearly 200 awards to students to encourage public service have been made since 1984. They are funded by individual contributions, which are used solely for prizes, none for overhead or administration.

1998 winners workshop

Yasmeen Allen – George Washington U. Law School ’07. For summer at NYC public interest law firm. Work with NYC Legal Aid Society, Boston Office of Attorney General, and Alexandria, Virginia, Office of Public Defender. Tufts BA. From NYC.

Carla Campbell – U. of Cincinnati School of Social Work MSW ’07. For ongoing work with Salvation Army Homeless Shelter and Emergency Housing Coalition of Dayton. Family outreach for Headstart. From Tipp City, Ohio.

Cynthia Golembeski – Columbia U. School of Public Health MPH ’06. For work with ‘Khulisa’ on prisoner reintegration and social reconciliation project in South Africa. Harlem Children’s Zone Asthma project. Author, “Criminal (In)Justice in the City (AmJournPubHealth/Oct05) Berkeley BA/BS. Award from City of Berkeley mayor for outstanding community service.

Blythe Keenum – U. Mississippi Honors College, political science major ’07. To intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. U. Mississippi academic excellence & other scholarships. From Rienzi, MS.

Juliya Litichevskaya – Yale ’07. For internship at U.S. Justice Dept. Office of Special Investigations, Washington, DC. Fluent Russian. Intern in New Haven Mayor’s office. America Reads volunteer. Work at Newark Library Video Archive for Holocaust testimonies. From New Providence, NJ.

1998 winners workshop

Sarah Moros – Yale ’06, major in Latin America Studies. For year’s work with rural and urban artisan coops through Mercado Global in Mexico & Guatemala. Nature Conservancy intern, Quito. Founder, Yale Partnership for Int’l Service, editor “Development.” Fluent Spanish & Portuguese. From Larchmont, NY.

Liane Ong – Harvard Law ’08. For work at Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation. Chairs her school’s Public Interest Auction. Earlier pro bono work on immigration with Chicago law firm. Reading tutor. Intern with Rep. Nydia Velazquez & House Small Business Com. BA/BS Washington U., St.Louis. From Chesterfield, MO.

Liat Shetret – U. of Illinois /Chicago ’07. For internship at Middle East Institute as part of Distinguished Scholar summer program, Georgetown U. Many scholarships. Former member, Israeli Defense Force. Speaks Hebrew and Arabic.

Amanda Wittenstein – Yale ’07. For work with Children’s Rights, NYC. Yale public interest & other scholarships for work at Youth Rights Media/New Haven and Alliance for Justice. Community health & middle school volunteer. From Brooklyn.

Andrea Yang – Harvard ’06. For year’s work at Women’s Legal Aid Center & Migrant Women’s Club, Beijing. Fluent Mandarin. Homeless shelter volunteer. Legal advocate with Greater Boston Legal Services. Arthur Liman Public Interest, Lamont Public Service & Stride Rite Community Service scholarships. From Orlando, FL.

Winners by Year