Maxwell alumnus wins public voices fellowship
Carl Frederick (Terry) Kaelber ‘87 MPA has
been named an Encore Public Voices Fellow by Encore.org. The fellowships are
granted to people and organizations that help experienced private-sector
employees transition into careers of public service.
Kaelber was recently installed as director of
the Institute for Empowered Aging, at United
Neighborhood Houses (UNH). Kaelber had also worked for UNH from
2008 until 2013, where, working alongside New York City’s Department of Aging, he
helped empower self-directed projects among older people in communities across
the city. This has included mobilizing older residents to create urban farms,
help with mail delivery in public housing, create after school programs for
youth, and organize community advocacy around similar goals.
Encore.org is a nonprofit focused on making it
easier for adults over 50 to pursue second careers for the public good. It
seeks to foreground the value of experience when addressing serious social
United Neighborhood Houses is a policy and social change organization representing 42 neighborhood settlement houses that reaches 765,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life.
Prior to joining UNH, Kaelber spent a decade
as the executive director of services and advocacy for GLBT Elders and also
served as a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. He previously
received the SHARE Award for Innovations in Aging from the University of
You can read more about Kaelber’s fellowship award in this press release.