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Erica Sokol

Fellowship Class: 
Andrew Spector


StudentsCare is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to brighten hospital experience for children and their families. StudentsCare facilitates a Hospital Buddy Program in which college students are paired with long-term pediatric patients to provide fun, friendship, and support. StudentsCare currently has 4 programs in Philly, Miami, St. Louis, and Lansing, MI and plans to launch 6 additional program sites in 2017.

The most important things I need right now are funding (grant opportunities and individual donations) and board members (specifically those with backgrounds/experience in one of the following areas- governance/board experience, healthcare law, marketing/strategy, hospital administration. Hospital and university partners).

About the Founder: 

Erica was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida and M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Erica has vast experience serving in variety of leadership roles within nonprofit/social impact organizations, such as Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Camp Boggy Creek, Cancer Support Community Greater Miami, Global Medical Training, and the Center for Social Impact Strategy at University of Pennsylvania. Erica brings great passion and dedication to her work and hopes to inspire others through her work with StudentsCare.