5 Questions: Dickinson graduate helps form nonprofit (The Sentinel)

A class assignment led to an opportunity for a Dickinson College student to serve as a founding board member of a new nonprofit organization in Carlisle.

Stephanie Applegate, who graduated from Dickinson College in May, first came in contact with Carlisle’s homeless population as a sophomore when she spent a night a Carlisle CARES. A chance encounter there inspired her to continue working with the homeless population, which led to a senior thesis on homelessness in Carlisle in which she researched community-based solutions to permanently house Carlisle’s homeless.

Along the way, she became a founding board member of New Options for Affordable Housing, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to placing homeless people into permanent housing.

Applegate plans to continue her education to earn a master’s degree in public policy. She is working at the Pennsylvania Senate with Sen. Ryan Aument as a legislative assistant.

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