Our national initiative, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, trains, inspires and sustains a tight-knit community of emerging leaders committed to social justice. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty, work with community-based and national leaders, deepen their analysis around poverty and develop leadership skills. Each year, 16- 20 Emerson National Hunger Fellows help shape and implement local social justice programs all over the U.S. and then research and support national policy initiatives in Washington, DC.
- Commitment to social justice
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills
- Commitment to anti-racism
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations
- Creativity and initiative in problem solving
- Willingness to learn from experts in the field, and commitment to the search for new models in anti-hunger and anti-poverty work
- Enthusiasm for peer learning in a tight-knit community of Fellows
For more information about the Program and for details on the application process, please visit :http://www.emersonapplication.org.