We are delighted to announce we will soon be accepting applications for our second cohort of Hunger Center Legacy Leaders. This program, now in its second year, builds on our initial investment in our Fellows and Interns by providing alums with tools and resources they need to grow their professional capacity and find new ways to have an impact in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
Each annual cohort of Legacy Leaders is organized around a central theme. For our 2024-2025 cohort, our theme will be “Getting on the Ballot: Leaders and Campaign Measures.” From local commissions and school boards to Congressional races, public service through elected office is a potent lever for promoting a hunger-free world. And campaigns are finding success creating change at the state level through ballot initiatives, such as the recent success of healthy school meals for all through Proposition FF in Colorado. Our hope for members of this second cohort is to demystify what it looks like to run for elected office, whether you are interested in serving at the local, state, or federal level, as well as utilizing ballot initiatives to address hunger and poverty.
The 2024-2025 program year will open with a two-day learning event (June 13-14) in Washington, D.C., featuring sessions led by our network of speakers and experts. Over the following twelve months the cohort will meet for additional virtual, learning sessions and check-ins to promote shared learning and accountability as they work toward their personal development goals.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Kroger Co. Foundation for their support of Legacy Leaders.