Fellows will serve in positions of leadership in Oregon to help address critical local and regional challenges in broadband
Tillamook, OR (March 22nd, 2022) – Lead For America (LFA) today announced its 2022 Fellowship application today for two opportunities in Oregon. Selected Fellows will address broadband connectivity at the local level and join a national cohort of other leaders committed to supporting the communities they call home. The Fellowship application closes on April 15th, 2022.
Lead For America is a national service program building the next generation of leaders for our country, starting in American communities across all 50 states. All Fellows serve in a paid, full-time service AmeriCorps Fellowship alongside a local leader in their hometown or home state for one year, before advancing into positions of community, state, and national leadership. Since 2018, LFA has placed over 215 Fellows across 35 states, including Oregon.
“Our country has rarely been more divided than it is today and from public health to the economy and foreign affairs, America is facing significant challenges,” said Joe Nail, CEO and co-founder of Lead For America. “But at times of dysfunction on a national level, reform and renewal has often arisen from the local level and a new generation of leadership. Lead For America aims to build a leadership force of our nation’s most outstanding young leaders, committed to serving the places they call home and stitching our country back together by building bridges across lines of difference. We believe that there is common ground, mutual respect, and even friendship to be found through shared commitment to place and to national service.”
As a part of their Fellowship experience, Fellows serve full-time with a local nonprofit or government entity – city or county level – to address a critical community challenge alongside the mentorship of a local leader. Fellows also take part in a premier training program throughout the Fellowship. They begin their journey with Lead For America’s 12-day Summer Institute in Washington DC where they learn about American history, the most significant challenges facing our country today, how to build relationships across lines of difference, and how to be an effective local leader in the community they call home. Fellows continue this training with trips to LFA’s headquarters in Kansas and visiting other Fellows in their home communities. During their Fellowship, Fellows take time to learn from residents about the challenges and opportunities in their community, and are tasked with creating a project to address one of their learnings. Overall, the Fellowship serves as a launching pad for a lifetime of leadership and service to country and community.
Lead For America Fellows in Oregon will tackle critical challenges facing their community, specifically broadband connectivity. LFA is looking for two Fellows to serve within the following Oregon communities:
Morrow County with the Morrow County Board of Commissioners Office
Tillamook County with the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners Office
The Fellowship application closes on April 15th, 2022. Fellows will begin their one-year commitment to service in August, 2022 and finish in July, 2023. After graduating, Fellows will continue to be a part of Lead For America’s network of local, state, and national leaders.
To learn more about Lead For America, visit its website at: www.leadforamerica.org
To apply to the 2022 Fellowship, visit the application page at: leadforamerica.pinpointhq.com/en
Lead For America is a national service program building the next generation of leaders for our country and communities across all 50 states. Through LFA’s flagship Hometown Fellowship, Fellows serve in a paid, full-time AmeriCorps Fellowship alongside a local leader in their hometown or home state for one year, before advancing into positions of community, state, and national leadership for decades to come. Since 2018, Lead For America has created over 200 paid, full-time Fellowships for outstanding young leaders nationwide. In 2021, Lead For America launched its largest cohort yet of 115 Fellows. LFA has been featured prominently in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, CBS This Morning, and Forbes. Altogether, LFA has raised more than $10 million in just three years to launch the civic leadership careers of hundreds––soon to be thousands––of our nation’s most outstanding young people. LFA is proud that 100% of alumni remain committed to careers in public service and civic leadership, and nearly 90% remain committed to the communities they call home.