Meet Class Three Fellows
“Our founder, Will Keith Kellogg, would be inspired to meet this new class and see how his vision of investing in local leaders is being realized.” ~ Paul Martinez, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
In July 2023, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) announced the newest class of fellows of the WKKF Community Leadership Network, a model program for strengthening local leadership to create transformational change for children, families and communities. Over 18 months, 80 dynamic and diverse leaders from the foundation’s priority places of Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans will unite to learn about themselves and each other; strengthen their leadership skills; and build strong, connected networks to advance equity at local, tribal, state and national levels.
The class composition features a broad array of leaders, from educators, youth mentors and health practitioners; to businesspeople and social entrepreneurs; to tribal leaders and elected officials. It includes an urban farmer, consumer protection lawyer, breastfeeding medicine specialist, music theory professor, rural technology consultant and Indigenous rights activist, among others.