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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Class Three Gathers in Battle Creek

Class three of the WKKF Community Leadership Network has started, bringing together 80 dynamic and diverse leaders from the foundation’s priority places of Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans. Together, over 18 months, these fellows will be learning about themselves and each other; growing their leadership skills; and building strong, connected networks to advance equity at local, tribal, state and national levels. Watch Michigan fellows share about why this fellowship, what they are learning and how they hope to change throughout the journey.

“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.

Cooperative Planning, Intelligent Study and Group Action
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