WORCESTER, Mass. — Clark University senior Angela R. Della Porta, of Newport, Maine, spent the summer rebuilding homes in New Orleans, La., with support from Larry Franks ’73, Ellen Berelson and the Theodore H. Barth Foundation. Seven other Clark University undergraduates also received stipends to conduct internships in the non-profit sector this summer.
Della Porta worked with Project Homecoming. The organization’s mission is to put low-income families affected by Katrina back into safe, affordable homes. Her role was two-fold: she worked in the office, managing communications with those on the site and keeping records, and on the work sites, helping to build the homes that will go to families upon their completion. Della Porta worked alongside AmeriCorps workers and student volunteers.