MAZON Hunger Fellows

The MAZON Hunger Fellowship gives bright, passionate leaders in Southern California the training, context and resources they need to affect change on college campuses. By engaging in learning workshops with subject-matter experts, developing fundraising strategies and planning advocacy events, the MAZON Hunger Fellows will lead the way for campus involvement in anti-hunger work.

Over the course of a year, MAZON Hunger Fellows will meet on a monthly basis to discuss various aspects of social justice and anti-hunger work. During the program, Fellows will:

  • Partner with influential organizations in the anti-hunger community
  • Plan and execute campus events to raise awareness
  • Study social justice texts
  • Engage in meaningful advocacy projects
  • Deepen the understanding of hunger through workshops with anti-hunger community experts
  • Bring anti-hunger programming and learning to their college campuses

If you are interested in bringing this opportunity to your campus, or you have any questions about the program, please contact Sarah Rosky,  Youth Outreach Coordinator, for more information: or (424) 208-7206.  Check out the 2015-2016 schedule here.

Take a look at this year's cohort:

Alex Weisz

Loyola Marymount

Alex WeiszAlex is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount, majoring in Political Science with minors in Jewish Studies and Philosophy. He is the Events Coordinator of Loyola Marymount's College Democrats chapter, a captain of the Club Baseball team, and is an active member of Hillel and Jewish Life on campus. An aspiring attorney, Alex has a passion for justice and is outraged by the separation of resources in this country and around the world; thus he is thrilled to be a Hunger Fellow in order to help bring light to the issue of food insecurity and all of its repercussions to society. 

Nicole Yarnold

University of Southern California

Nicole YarnoldNicole is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, majoring in International Relations and Spanish. She is passionate about combating food insecurity, and is currently President of USC's Challah for Hunger chapter, which is an international student-run organization that brings people together to bake and sell challah in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. Over the summer, Nicole lived and interned in Panama, where she worked on a project regarding food security among local residents. She is very excited to use her passion to spread awareness to USC students!

Sumner Schwartz

Occidental College

Sumner SchwartzSumner  is a sophomore at Occidental College, majoring in English and Pre-Law. He currently serves as treasurer for Occidental College's chapter of Challah for Hunger. Through the MAZON Hunger Fellows program he hopes to learn about strategies on how engage the public in community outreach and social change. With his background in coaching athletics and his involvement in student organizations, Sumner is enthusiastic about empowering his peers to step up and own their roles as anti-hunger advocates.