The Media Fellowship House is an organization that was formed in 1944, after two African American women and a baby were not served at a restaurant in town. Two white women who witnessed the discrimination took them to a different restaurant where they all were served. Media Fellowship House was born that day and continues to promote fellowship and understanding between diverse cultures and generations.
Media Fellowship House is also proud to provide a home for Surrey Services and its Media area seniors. Surrey, a non-profit organization, has been providing a full spectrum of specialized services to seniors throughout the community for over 35 years. Surrey works tirelessly to improve the lives of older adults in our community with its caring philosophy, holistic view and family centered approach.
Isabel Clark is the Executive Director of Media Fellowship House who works within the Media community and Delaware County area to bring engaging and informative programming to a space where people of diverse backgrounds can share in common interests and work towards solutions of common problems. Isabel believes that to build a community free of injustice, social change must start with conversations and actions that develop respect and support the fundamental rights of all people.
Throughout her career, Isabel has worked as a teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, a program director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, the Director of Youth Programs for United Sports in Downingtown, and as a soccer instructor with Soccer Shots of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Since graduating from college, Isabel has worked with local chapters of A Better Chance, college preparatory boarding programs for academically talented, socio-economically disadvantaged students of color. Isabel worked for five years with A Better Chance in Lower Merion as a resident tutor, and is in her fifth year as the Resident Director with Radnor A Better Chance.
Isabel is part of the Founders Fellowship program with Impact100 Philadelphia, a women’s collective giving organization that has awarded over $2 million in grants to local nonprofits.
Isabel hold a B.A in English from Haverford College, an M.A. in English from Temple University, and expects to receive her M.P.A. from the University of Delaware in the spring of 2020.
Jerry Duffy, Director of Housing Programs
Jerry Duffy, continuing a 15-year tenure at Media Fellowship House is stepping into the role of Director of Housing Programs. He is excited to continue his work with Delaware County’s First-Time Homebuyer’s Program.
Before joining Media Fellowship full-time in 2004, Jerry spent time in New York City pursuing an acting career, where he was accepted into the Stella Adler Conservatory and worked in the finance sector at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, PNC, and the Vanguard group, focusing on bonds and investments. It was during this time that he started volunteering with the Fellowship House a bookkeeper. He quickly fell in love with the program and its work and took on the role of Executive Director when the former director left.
Jerry is a long-time Media and Delaware County resident and an avid Triathlon competitor. He lives with his partner Aimee and their children, Ryan and Vanessa.
Jerry holds a degree in Finance from Temple University and hold multiple certifications from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA).
Officers Robin G Otto, President
Paul Robinson, Vice President
Jason C Burke, Treasurer
Robert Mickle, Secretary
Directors Joan Broadfield
Dr. Michael JJ Campbell
Dr. Joan Duval-Flynn
Maria C Kotch
Youth Advisory Board Jason Boyer
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