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Newman's Own Foundation Fellowship Program

Newman’s Own Foundation places considerable emphasis on empowering and training emerging young leaders by providing opportunities in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
In 2015, Newman’s Own Foundation launched a 12 month paid cohort-based Fellowship program to help develop the next generation of leaders in the nonprofit sector and create a more diverse pipeline of talent for this sector. Fellows are placed for a 1-year period at a host nonprofit organization that will provide them with hands on experience and give them exposure to leadership within these organizations. Fellows will work on key strategic initiatives at the host organizations and develop a better understanding of the sector.  The Fellowship experience is designed to provide young emerging leaders with the skills and experience that will set them on a path of social impact and using their skills and resources to make the world a better place, whether they decide to pursue a career in the for-profit or non-profit sector. The program also includes an in-person and virtual personal, professional and leadership development program that brings the cohort of NOF Fellows together for four/five day-long retreats, five times during the year in Westport, CT.
In addition to the Fellowship program, Newman's Own Foundation provides grants to organizations such as Echoing Green, Net Impact, Campus Compact, and The Resolution Project, helping to empower young adults who are brimming with energy to change the world.
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Current 2019-2020 Cohort

  • Leslie Arreaza of Winston Salem, NC, will be a Fellow at SeriousFun Children's Network. Leslie is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
  • Sam Brown of Brooklyn, NY, will be a Fellow at Edible Schoolyard NYC. Sam is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.
  • Denzel Degollado of Los Angeles, CA, will be a Fellow at SHOFCO. Denzel is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.
  • Taylor Hazan of Matthews, NC, will be a Fellow at Refuge Point. Taylor is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
  • Marissa Jayawickrema of Andover, CT, will be a Fellow at Wholesome Wave. Marissa is a graduate of University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT.
  • Gabe Jimenez-Ekman of Chicago, IL, will be a Fellow at Broad Community Connections. Gabe is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
  • SabriAnan Micha of Starkville, MS, will be a Fellow at RE-Center. SabriAnan is a graduate of Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
  • Kaitlin Morris of Harpers Ferry, WV, will be a Fellow at Propeller. Kaitlin is a graduate of Berea College in Berea, KY.
  • Juan Muñoz of Bridgeport, CT, will be a Fellow at Newman's Own Foundation. Juan is a graduate of University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT.
  • Frances Raybaud of New York, NY, will be a Fellow at Dog Tag Bakery. Frances is a graduate of Queens College in New York, NY.
  • Jacob Santos of Oakdale , CT, will be a Fellow at Westport Country Playhouse. Jacob is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.
  • Elijah Smith of Yuma, AZ, will be a Fellow at Net Impact. Elijah is a graduate of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
  • Jamonté Strawder of Houston, TX, will be a Fellow at Posse Foundation. Jamonté is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
  • Antonette White of Bronx, NY, will be a Fellow at The Resolution Project. Antonette is a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.



 Read the NO Good Fellows blog to learn about the Fellowship Program.  Hear from the Fellows about their experiences starting a new job in a new city, joining a new community, and starting their professional career. Follow #NOFFellow to keep up with the Fellows on social media.