LeadershipRacial Equity

Courageous leaders advance racial equity


Courageous leaders bridge divides in communities to create positive change for children and families. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network (WKKF CLN) fellows are showing how. In less than two years since their fellowships, Class One fellows are unleashing racial equity agendas; piloting solutions to build economic security in communities of color; shaping the next generation of Indigenous leaders; and constructing food systems to increase access to healthy and locally-sourced foods. The 120 fellows in Class One (2014 – 2017) and the 80 selected in 2018 for Class Two are a network of dynamic, diverse leaders engaging their communities to make a difference.

In the following stories, you’ll meet alumni from the inaugural WKKF CLN class. Their courageous leadership exemplifies the foundation’s DNA in action and illustrates the power of combining leadership, community engagement and racial equity to create more equitable communities for children and their families.

"The WKKF Community Leadership Network brings knowledge from decades of leadership experience to bear on a primary challenge of our time — how to create equitable communities where all children can thrive.”

WKKF CLN Class One Stories:

Learn more about the WKKF Community Leadership Network, explore the program experience and meet the Class Two fellows at wkkfcln.org.

Courageous leaders -- Photos of Eric Foster & CQ Huynh
Eric Foster & CQ Huynh

Co-Founders of
Rende Progress Capital
Grand Rapids, MI

Photo of Aisha Nyandoro for courageous leaders
Aisha Nyandoro

Executive Director of
Springboard to Opportunities
Jackson, Mississippi

Photo of Vernon Miller, leader
Vernon Miller

Member of the
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Area Coordinator and Hall Director for Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Photo of Elisa Muñoz-Miller
Elisa Muñoz-Miller

Executive Director of
New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee
New Orleans, LA

Photo of Tim Keller, leader
Tim Keller

Albuquerque, NM


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