Fulcrum Fellowship

The Fulcrum Fellowship, a 15-month program for rising executives in the fields of population health, climate resilience, community development, urban planning and community investment, is designed to position fellows to help disinvested communities achieve their environmental, social and economic priorities.

The environments in which people live, learn, work and play powerfully shape the availability of choices and opportunities. In disadvantaged communities, structural racism and conventional market activity have helped create zones of disinvestment that exacerbate income inequality and health disparities, increase the risk of disruption from climate impacts and prevent communities and residents from reaching their full potential. Communities need a new approach to mobilize capital and change systems to achieve their goals and address their most pressing needs.

The inaugural class of Fulcrum Fellows includes 12 diverse leaders from across the country who will participate in five quarterly in-person, multi-day seminars designed to help them address a significant strategic challenge facing their organization or community. Through this program, fellows will build skills in areas such as adaptive leadership and collaboration, broaden their vision, strengthen their networks, and sharpen their ability to advance strategies that overcome barriers to investment, making communities healthier and more sustainable.

Applications for the second cohort of Fulcrum Fellows will open in early summer 2018.

Transforming investment in communities

The Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.

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