Recommendations and Applications Open for Rising Leaders for Results Fellowship

Updated August 2, 2023 | 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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