Citizens Project is delighted to announce the addition of recent Colorado College graduate, Anya Arndt, to its staff for the next year. Arndt was hired through Colorado College’s Public Interest Fellowship Program, which gives students interested in the nonprofit sector the opportunity to work with a variety of impressive Colorado nonprofits.
Arndt, who graduated in May, has a BA in Religion with a focus in Middle East Studies. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Arndt has always had a love for Colorado and embraced the opportunity to come to Colorado Springs for college.
“When I moved to Colorado in 2009 for school, I learned that there was much more to the Pikes Peak region than just its beauty; Colorado Springs is a unique community and a place where I can put my interests to work” says Arndt.
From a young age, Arndt found that she possessed a particular passion for people and for equality, which lead her to pursue interests in inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue. While she worked through college, these interests were broadened further as she spent time in the West Bank and worked with an organization that promoted reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. She desired to apply these interests back in the U.S., however, and while looking for places to get involved in Colorado Springs, she found Citizens Project.
In the summer of 2012, Arndt interned with Citizens Project. During her months there, she discovered how truly unique and wonderful Colorado Springs is; she found the work of Citizens Project in the community to be both valuable and inspirational. Arndt is excited to now spend the next year working for an organization that provides an unwavering voice for religious freedom, civic engagement, and equal rights.
Please join CP in welcoming Anya to the organization.