The New Faces of Leadership

Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society.

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.

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We’re planning for the next fellowship program, which we anticipate will be open for applications in spring 2023. The fellowship will be grounded in the same fundamentals of leadership development, community engagement and racial equity. Sign up for email updates in the footer or check back in early 2023 for program details and how to apply.

Congratulations Class Two Graduates

Over 18+ months, 79 amazing fellows from Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Orleans and across the country came together to grow as individuals and as a unified community. They deepened their understanding of racial equity, gained new skills for navigating differences and became more effective leaders for championing change.

The WKKF Community Leadership Network fellowship helped them take their passion, commitment and work to the next level. They are running for office, shaping policy, starting nonprofits, mentoring youth, transforming institutions and much more – all with racial equity at the center. Congratulations!

Stay connected to meaningful change.

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

WKKF Community Leadership Network fellows are:

  • Community-minded leaders who want to apply their talents to foster a more equitable future for all.
  • At a pivotal moment in their careers to benefit from this type of leadership development program and network.
  • Representative of a range of disciplines, bringing diverse experiences and perspectives to the fellowship class.
  • Fueled by learning meaningful ways to engage communities and forge relationships across cultures, sectors and interests to advance solutions.
  • Intentional about racial equity and racial healing to create transformational change in communities.
  • Eager to connect with an extensive network of 1,700+ alumni working to effect systemic change.


The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) seeks to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society across the globe. A top ranking executive education firm worldwide, CCL brings nearly 50 years of experience, research and best practice to connect the challenges leaders face with the essential skills they need to be successful. Since 1970, CCL has helped transform more than 500,000 leaders and 3,000 organizations in 160 countries. CCL manages the WKKF Community Leadership Network as a grantee of the Kellogg Foundation. CCL manages the WKKF Community Leadership Network as a grantee of the Kellogg Foundation. For more information, visit

about w.k. kellogg foundation

Founded by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg in 1930, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) is dedicated to supporting thriving children, working families and equitable communities. Embedded within all the foundation does is a commitment to racial equity, developing leaders and engaging communities in solving their own problems. WKKF supports work throughout the United States and with sovereign tribes, and in Mexico and Haiti, concentrating up to two-thirds of grantmaking in priority places: Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans in the U.S., Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and in Central and South Haiti. For more information, visit

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