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Newman's Own Foundation Fellowship Program

Newman’s Own Foundation places considerable emphasis on mentoring 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 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 includes an in-person and virtual professional development and leadership program designed in conjunction with nonprofit and philanthropic professionals and experts.
 
In addition to the Fellowship program, Newman's Own Foundation provides grants to organizations such as Echoing Green, Net Impact, Campus Compact, and Social Enterprise Greenhouse, helping to empower young adults who are brimming with energy to change the world. For more information, click here.
 

Incoming 2018-2019 Cohort

  • Neiko Alvarado of Gibsonburg, OH, will be a Fellow at GMHC in New York, NY. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.
  • Kendra Cornelis of Bearsville, NY, will be a Fellow at Refuge Point in Cambridge, MA. She is a graduate of CUNY Hunter College in New York, NY.
  • Cindy Cruz of Washington, D.C., will be a Fellow at Tahirih Justice Center in Falls Church, VA. She is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
  • Jodie Davis of Jersey City, NJ, will be a Fellow at Propeller in New Orleans, LA. She is a graduate of Stockton University in Galloway, NJ.
  • Evelyn Gonzalez of Fresno, CA, will be a Fellow at Campus Compact in Boston, MA. She is a graduate of California State University in Fresno, CA.
  • Erick Guajardo of Los Angeles, CA, will be a Fellow at Hispanics in Philanthropy in Oakland, CA. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, MI.
  • Brandon Iracks-Edelin of Washington, D.C., will be a Fellow at United Philanthropy Forum in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
  • Emma Jackson ofDanville, KY, will be a Fellow at The Resolution Project in New York, NY. She is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, KY.
  • Olivia Korth of Newtown, CT, will be a Fellow at Wholesome Wave in Bridgeport, CT. She is a graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, NY.
  • Rachel Massey of Houston, TX, will be a Fellow at Posse Foundation in New York, NY. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
  • Sharon On of Rosemead, CA, will be a Fellow at Net Impact in Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.
  • Amaryst Parks of Florence, AL, will be a Fellow at The Discovery Center in Hartford, CT. She is a graduate of Centre College in Danville, KY.
  • Jennifer Peacock of Harrison, MI, will be a Fellow at CNAY in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Taiyiana Robinson of New Orleans, LA will be a Fellow at Broad Community Connections in New Orleans, LA. She is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, LA.

 

Graduating 2017-2018 Cohort

In the third cohort, there were 17 Fellows placed in non-profit host organizations. The following list comprises the Fellows and the host organizations they were placed at.
 

Hear from the Fellows

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.