From the Farm to the Governor’s Office: A Colin Powell Fellow’s Journey into Public Service

From the Farm to the Governor’s Office: A Colin Powell Fellow’s Journey into Public Service

Gareth Rhodes serves as Special Counsel to the Superintendent of Financial Services, where he is responsible for cross-agency initiatives that implicate policy, law, communications, and intergovernmental issues, and other special projects. He is currently on a temporary detail to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Inspector General’s Office where he is serving as Deputy Inspector General & Special Counsel.

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Student Spotlight: Fatjon Kaja

Fatjon Kaja is, by all counts, an exceptional student here at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Furthermore, his good humor, sensitivity, and commitment to service for the public good have made him a trusted peer among the school's students and fellows. In this interview with Neighborhoods and Nations, we ask Kaja to describe his path from rural Albania to Harlem. Along the way, Kaja offers insight into why he believes Colin Powell School students have an edge as they pursue civic and global leadership roles after completing their studies at The City College of New York.

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