AITF’s Anchor Fellows Program, 2023 Cohort – May 31
Posted by Anchor Institutions Task Force on May 3, 2022
With support from the Teagle Foundation, the Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF) has been able to continue the Anchor Fellows Program over the last few years. We are seeking applications for our third cohort of the program.
This program adds a dimension to existing training of future leaders of anchor institutions by preparing a next generation committed to AITF’s values to successfully navigate the engagement of anchors in their local communities. Anchor institutions are enduring organizations that remain in their geographic places, and play a vital role in their communities and economies. These institutions include a wide range of types of institutions representing different fields. Each neighborhood, city, or region includes an ecosystem of various kinds of anchor institutions such as colleges and universities, hospitals, libraries, museums, community foundations, businesses, and other entities that are somewhat rooted in place. These institutions, therefore, have a vested interest in the future of their surroundings; they are interdependent with the quality of life of their localities and their inhabitants. AITF is particularly interested in how anchor institutions can engage democratically in their communities in the pursuit of equitable growth and increased opportunities and access for historically underserved and vulnerable populations. AITF’s values include a commitment to place, democracy, collaboration, equity and social justice.
The Fellowship period spans the calendar year. Training during this period highlights the
competencies required to build and maintain the commitment and infrastructure to sustain an anchor institution’s comprehensive commitment to local engagement.
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022
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