Recommendations and Applications Open for Rising Leaders for Results Fellowship

Updated on August 2, 2023, and originally posted July 20, 2023, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Two young leaders of color engage at a table

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion is seek­ing sug­ges­tions of can­di­dates and appli­ca­tion sub­mis­sions for its inau­gur­al Ris­ing Lead­ers for Results Fel­low­ship — a lead­er­ship devel­op­ment pro­gram for lead­ers ages 24 to 31. Ide­al can­di­dates are tal­ent­ed, high­ly moti­vat­ed young pro­fes­sion­als with a com­mit­ment to pro­mot­ing racial equi­ty and pur­su­ing results on behalf of chil­dren, youth, fam­i­lies and communities.

About the Ris­ing Lead­ers for Results Fellowship

The Ris­ing Lead­ers for Results Fel­low­ship is a 21-month, mul­ti-ses­sion pro­gram that pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties to lead­ers ear­ly in their careers to sharp­en and deep­en their lead­er­ship skills, expand their hori­zons, advo­cate for them­selves and grow their net­works to accel­er­ate their impact now and over the arc of their careers. Young peo­ple cre­at­ed and designed the pro­gram along with Casey staff and faculty.

This Fel­low­ship is root­ed in Casey’s Results Count® lead­er­ship devel­op­ment approach and seeks to make an invest­ment ear­ly on in young lead­ers’ careers by prepar­ing them to pow­er­ful­ly take up their role as results-dri­ven and equi­ty-focused lead­ers. Par­tic­i­pants also devel­op close con­nec­tions with the Casey Foun­da­tion and have access to resources to sup­port their ongo­ing lead­er­ship devel­op­ment. Infor­ma­tion on the Fel­low­ship, includ­ing selec­tion cri­te­ria and a pro­gram cal­en­dar, is avail­able at www​.aecf​.org/​r​i​s​i​n​g​l​e​aders.

What to Expect

The Fel­low­ship pro­gram begins in Novem­ber 2023 and ends in July 2025 and includes eight in-per­son sem­i­nars, webi­na­rs and coach­ing by fac­ul­ty, among oth­er for­mats to deep­en learn­ing and con­nec­tion. While bal­anc­ing the demands of their cur­rent posi­tions, Fel­lows apply the lessons they are learn­ing with­in their respec­tive home orga­ni­za­tions. The Casey Foun­da­tion funds the cost of pro­gram par­tic­i­pa­tion. Addi­tion­al­ly, the Foun­da­tion will pro­vide $8,000 over time in the form of unre­strict­ed grant funds to each participant’s orga­ni­za­tion as an acknowl­edg­ment of the sup­port of the orga­ni­za­tion for this invest­ment in the ris­ing leader. For par­tic­i­pants who are self-employed, the Foun­da­tion will pro­vide $8,000 over their time in the pro­gram, rec­og­niz­ing that pro­gram par­tic­i­pa­tion may con­flict with some income-gen­er­at­ing opportunities.

Rec­om­mend­ing Can­di­dates and Who May Apply

The Foun­da­tion is look­ing for diverse, ener­getic young pro­fes­sion­als between the ages of 24 and 31, espe­cial­ly young lead­ers of col­or, who desire to grow per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly. We rec­og­nize that such emerg­ing lead­ers are already work­ing in orga­ni­za­tions and gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies, lead­ing move­ments, pur­su­ing entre­pre­neurism and using their voic­es and tal­ents in cre­ative ways — and advanc­ing equi­ty and justice.

Sug­ges­tions of poten­tial can­di­dates must be sub­mit­ted no lat­er than Aug. 31, 2023. Rec­om­mend­ed can­di­dates are then invit­ed to com­plete a full appli­ca­tion online, which must be sub­mit­ted by Sept. 11, 2023. Can­di­dates also are wel­come to apply direct­ly by the Sept. 11 dead­line with­out being rec­om­mend­ed. The appli­ca­tion and selec­tion process pro­vides a vari­ety of ways — writ­ten short answers, cre­ative expres­sion and, for final­ists, vir­tu­al inter­views and small-group activ­i­ties — for appli­cants to share their rea­sons for want­i­ng to par­tic­i­pate in this oppor­tu­ni­ty and their career aspirations.

Learn More and Rec­om­mend Candidates

Webi­na­rs for Prospec­tive Appli­cants and Their Supervisors

The Foun­da­tion host­ed a webi­nar for prospec­tive appli­cants on Aug. 1 as well as one for super­vi­sors on Aug. 10. Par­tic­i­pants must have the full sup­port of their employ­ing orga­ni­za­tions, and specif­i­cal­ly of their super­vi­sors, to use work time to par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram and to attend all sem­i­nars and oth­er pro­gram activities.

Ris­ing Lead­ers for Results Fel­low­ship: Webi­nar for Applicants:

Webi­nar for Super­vi­sors of Candidates


Sug­gest candidates
Watch the webi­nar for prospec­tive applicants
Reg­is­ter for webi­nar for supervisors
Learn more and apply now

If you have ques­tions, please con­tact Bar­bara Squires, direc­tor of Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment, at 410.223.2938 or bsquires@​aecf.​org.

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