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Fellowship Program from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 5:23 pm in Opportunities

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has a long history of supporting emerging and existing leaders. Fellowships have, over the years, been one of our most effective tools for realizing the belief that leadership is a critical tool for individual development, community-grounded leadership and broader societal change. It is with great pride that we announce the Community Leadership Network, a new program that constitutes a renewed commitment to leadership development.

This fellowship is rooted in WKKF’s mission of supporting vulnerable children and their families, with a focus on racial equity and community and civic engagement. In alignment with our grantmaking strategies, a total of 100 fellows will be equitably selected from our U.S. priority places—Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans—and will do their work there. Another 20 fellows will be selected from outside the priority places and will function as a national cohort whose work will focus on racial healing and equity.

It is our hope that this fellowship program is able to nurture and inspire developing or established leaders, helping them to become transformative change agents in their communities, guiding vulnerable children and their families toward optimal health and well-being, access to good food, academic achievement and financial security.

This three-year program focuses on strengthening the skills and competencies of our fellows, as well as promoting the direct application of knowledge and skills to community-based projects. We are looking for fellows who, as passionate voices in their communities, feel a deep urge to balance personal growth with meaningful contributions to the community.

Please take the time to learn more about the WKKF Community Leadership Network and share it with your friends and colleagues. The foundation is looking for a broad array of emerging and established leaders, a balance of individuals who are known and unknown to WKKF, both visible and invisible leaders and those who embody a diversity of perspective. We’re accepting applications online at through Friday, Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m.

We’re thrilled at the prospect of what this new group of fellows will achieve on behalf of children and their communities.


Sterling K. Speirn
President and CEO
Dr. Gail C. Christopher
Vice President – Program Strategy

Want more details about the WKKF Community Leadership Network fellowship?

Download our frequently asked questions.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application online.

Dates to remember

Jan. 10, 2014 – Applications due
February 2014 – Interviews with prospective fellows
March 2014 – Fellows announced
April 2014 – First class meeting

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