Eleven-month leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Deadline

January 14, 2022

Contact

Congressional Hunger Center
ewilliamson@hungercenter.org

Award recipients

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Niisoja Torto

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Knight-Hennessy Scholar, Gilman Scholar

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Social Justice and Responsibility

Citizenship

US Citizen, Permanent Resident

Status

Senior, Entering Graduate

Location

Domestic

Endorsement Required

No

Award Amount

$38,000-$45,000

Description

Each year 20 participants are selected for this 11-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups, and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Commitment to racial equity social justice
  • Experience working with low-income communities

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