Nate Prorock is working at Integrated Family Services through the Trinity Fellows Program out of Marquette University. This graduate fellowship program seeks to develop leaders who are committed to social and economic justice.
Fellows participate in a 21-month study/work program in the urban nonprofit sector while earning a master’s degree. Nate is working on a degree in public service with a health care administration emphasis. He will be with us for 18 hours a week during the academic year and 40 hours a week during the summer.
A major requirement of the fellowship is volunteer work for a year or more. Nate worked for two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Tacna, Peru, focusing on community development.
At IFS, Nate is working in the Quality Improvement Department to ensure children entering foster care receive a required 30-day comprehensive health exam. In addition, he will coordinate the roll out of the Care4Kids Program being implemented Jan. 1 at IFS and throughout the southeastern part of the state. Nate is also pursuing projects with IFS nurses.
“It’s exciting being here,” Nate said. “This is a good team and I feel very welcomed. There is a lot of good work to be done, and I’m happy to share my experience and energy.”
Our agency applied to have a Trinity Fellow, and we have had others in the past.