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By Maria De Jesus

With planning, consistency, love, and care, we can move forward and create a new reality for the memories of Doris Duke, that impacted us all so much. Just as the life of the caterpillar ends so that the butterfly can emerge, we now have an opportunity to give new life to the legacy of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. 

By Diana Martinez

More alumni reflections on our 2023 Homecoming!

By Spencer Zeitoune

“We built infinity and beyond together!” That was the ending to the closing speech we all collectively wrote on Sunday morning before we parted ways. There is so much power to those words, but it only begins to describe the DDCSP experience and our time at the alumni homecoming retreat.

In case you missed the sad news from the foundation, the 2023 cohorts will be the last participants of DDCSP. The program will wind down after that. We are currently working with alumni to explore ideas on what this transition means for our beautiful network of alumni. If you have thoughts you'd like to share, feel free to reach out to sydney@elpnet.org. Homecoming will be a great opportunity to share these ideas as well. Below is the correspondence from the foundation. 

We are so excited to see where these amazing projects go this year! Thank you to everyone who participated in the process by voting and/ or submitting a grant proposal. Stay tuned for more updates on how to get involved in these awesome alumni opportunities :)