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February 2021


By: Leah Kemper One of O’Pake Institute’s clients is, RISE, a multifaceted organization designed to meet the needs of, create a sense of belonging for, and provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all people of color. As a partner of Alvernia University, the group stands together in solidarity against various injustices— to be the...
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By Michelle Lehman, Director of Student & Client Services  The O’Pake Institute provides undergraduate and graduate students at Alvernia with hands-on experiential learning opportunities through the O’Pake Fellows Program. This engaged learning process occurs when students are linked with local entrepreneurs and small or established businesses. Experiential learning, or the “learn by doing” model, challenges...
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