Enterprise Announces Community Development Fellowship Named After Harvey

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorColumbia, Md.–Enterprise recently launched the Bart Harvey Enterprise Fellowship. The two-year fellowship will provide the chosen candidate with a chance to explore community development. With the goal of inspiring personal transformation, the fellowship offers professionals of any age the exposure to executive leadership. The selected candidate will work on projects under Doris W. Koo, president and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, as well as board chairs and other senior management staff. Chairman and executive of Enterprise Harvey (pictured) retired in March after a 23-year tenure. He is recognized for his creation of financial tools that help to fund affordable housing projects, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and the New Market Housing Tax Credit. “Affordable housing and community development create environments that can catapult people out of the most extreme poverty. Watching the way Enterprise works in the neighborhoods across the country would help a promising social entrepreneur understand the importance of housing in communities,” says Koo.Enterprise is looking for candidates with a master’s degree in a related field, such as urban planning, business or public administration as well as a demonstrated commitment to public service; past examples of leadership and unique reasons for wanting to work for Enterprise.The fellowship is funded through private donations from colleagues of F. Barton Harvey III, for whom the fellowship is named.The deadline for program applications is May 30.