Meet the New Faces of Leadership

Today’s challenges require local leaders who unite people around our shared humanity and inspire engagement in community-based solutions.

A deepening awareness of racial and economic injustice is fueling a growing desire for authentic change throughout our society. What’s needed are compassionate and capable leaders in and from our communities. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Community Leadership Network with the Center for Creative Leadership® is an innovative fellowship that supports local leaders to connect, grow and lead transformational change toward a more equitable society.

Hands-on Development,
Personalized Coaching,
Peer Networking
Strong Leadership Networks
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Let’s talk about trust.

So many of the communities we serve have had their trust broken by failing systems.

Hear fellows reflect upon the importance of fostering trust within their communities, what are barriers to that process, and how the fellowship is helping them gain tools and insights to promote true healing and change.

“Being in community with other leaders through this fellowship helps me thrive. It aids me in being a stronger advocate, speaking with a mightier voice and standing with accountability in system change for my people.”

— Kelsey Wabanimkee, Peshawbestown, Michigan

Leadership in Action

During the fellowship and beyond, local leaders grow as individuals and as a unified community. The WKKF Community Leadership Network fellowship helps them take their passion, commitment and work to the next level. See highlights and impacts from their leadership journeys.

Living History
Cooperative Planning, Intelligent Study and Group Action
Welcome to Battle Creek, Michigan!
Journeying Together
Leadership as a social process
Meet Class Three Fellows

“Throughout the journey of this fellowship, I am most excited to grow from our shared experiences. There is so much value in pooling our trials, triumphs and lessons learned to create long-term solutions that provide children and future generations with paths to progress and prosperity.”

— Steven Randle, Madison, Mississippi

Stay connected to meaningful change.

Follow the fellows’ journey, learn alongside them and receive updates about future application opportunities.

WKKF Community Leadership Network