Training Leaders in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty Deadline : January 14, 2013.
Do you want to spend a year fighting hunger and poverty with a tight-knit community of emerging leaders?
The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice.
Program participants gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, as well as policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Through this unique program bridging community-based efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
Each year, 16-20 participants are selected from around the country for this year long program. They assemble in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger and poverty in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, and the various approaches to social change.
Fellows are placed for five months with community-based organizations involved in fighting hunger and poverty at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, local advocates, economic development agencies, food banks, and city/state government agencies. Each host organization identifies specific goals and outcomes for the Fellows and provides the supervision and resources necessary to accomplish them.
In mid-February, the Fellows regroup in Washington, D.C. to debrief and share their field experiences and participate in an extensive policy training to learn about national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy work.
Fellows then work in nonprofit organizations and government agencies involved in designing, implementing, researching, and advocating for anti-hunger and anti-poverty policies at the national level.
The application deadline for the 2013–2014 program is January 14, 2013.
Questions? See http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/.