The Castanea Community
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
The Castanea Fellowship is nurtured by a larger community of support and partnership. This includes our powerhouse Steering Committee, as well as this phenomenal set of advisors. Advisors are a set of national partners with diverse expertise who serve as Community Advisors and on the Selection Committee. We also value our connection to alumni of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Community Fellowship. We are grateful to these incredible advisors and their guidance to the Castanea Fellowship.
Our Selection Committee, drawn from diverse fields, are an inspiring group of leaders. They are thought leaders, connectors, and bridge builders. They have driven change in meaningful ways and have played key roles to further justice, equity, and health in our food system and beyond. We are honored to have such an esteemed Selection Committee to help us select the 2019 Fellows.
Vice President of Programs California Wellness Foundation
Senior Fellow PolicyLink
Executive Director Common Wealth
Vice President, Community Development at Citi
Organizing Director National Black Food and Justice Alliance
Co-Founder United We Dream
Co-Founder Common Market
Director HEAL Food Alliance
Co-Founder Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Vice President Race Forward
Climate Resilience Planner
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Program Officer Surdna Foundation
Executive Director Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Our Community Advisors infuse the Fellowship with on-the-ground perspectives and specialized expertise we utilize for curriculum development. They help us recruit, serve as concept-builders, provide guidance, and share their time to strengthen our work. We are filled with gratitude to have such a dynamic, growing, set of Community Advisors. Learn more about them below!
Our Alumni will be connected to an extraordinary group of alumni from the W.K. Kellogg Food and Community Fellowship. Stay tuned as we share more about our Alumni corner or contact us to learn more.