Thursday, April 25, 2013

2014 Trust Fellowship Accepting Applications

The 2014 Trust Fellowship is now accepting applications through May 30, 2013. The Q and A session is scheduled for Wed, May 1st at 10:00AM to 12PM at the Trust. 

CHICAGO —April 19, 2013— The Chicago Community Trust, metropolitan Chicago’s community foundation, is pleased to announce the fifth Chicago Community Trust Fellowship Program for 2014. The Trust’s fellowship program is designed to elevate the careers of Chicago leaders and increase their future impact on the Chicago metropolitan area by investing in their professional development.

The Trust Fellowship offers professional development opportunities for both emerging and experienced leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. Successful fellows must be open to new learning, have a track record of accomplishments, have potential for significant community impact and possess a strong commitment to building organizations in the nonprofit and public sectors.

“The fellowship program continues our tradition of supporting leadership development to benefit the nonprofit and public sectors,” said Ngoan Le, vice president of program for the Trust. “There is a growing need to increase the diversity in leadership and we hope to outfit the future leaders of our community with resources and possibilities.”

The Chicago Community Trust fellows have the choice of taking a leave from work or continuing to work while engaging in professional development activities. The Chicago Community Trust Fellowship provides financial resources which can cover current salary for time off, costs related to academic courses, coaching, learning from other practitioners and other associated expenses. Emerging leaders are eligible to apply for up to $30,000 and experienced leaders are eligible to apply for up to $60,000. The Trust anticipates awarding up to nine fellowships — up to six for emerging leaders and three for experienced leaders. The Fellowship must be completed within 12 months from the January 1- December 31, 2014.
The Trust will hold a Q & A session on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 10:00 – noon at following location:
The Chicago Community Trust, 225 N. Michigan, Suite 2200, Chicago.
The application deadline for the fellowship is May 30, 2013.
For more information and to apply online go to
About The Chicago Community Trust

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