WHAT CHANGES THE WORLD?People do.
The Castanea Fellowship creates opportunities for transformative leadership to thrive. Castanea Fellows will build power to shift structures and culture towards the creation of a more equitable, sustainable, and healthy food system for children, families, and all communities. Castanea Fellowship is nurtured by a stellar Steering Committee, supported by a powerhouse advisory council, informed by hundreds of conversations with food system change-makers, and inspired by a decade of successful alumni from the W.K. Kellogg Food and Community Fellows. Here is our vision:
The 2019 cohort is deeply rooted in land, seeds, and cultural sovereignty. The cohort’s leaders are actively working to reclaim, own, and share land and practices that re-root the food system closer to indigenous and immigrant cultural practices. The cohort’s work connects food to culture as a means of practicing liberation, health, community-building, and bringing people closer to the roots of what food means to us as people.
Our vision is realized through these amazing leaders.
Meet Our 2019 Fellows
Director, Integrative Medical Education, Culinary Medicine
Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
SEND THE FELLOWS A NOTE
We were humbled by the response to the Castanea Fellowship. More than 400 applications were received, allowing us to see the depth of leaders in the field. During the course of reviewing the applications, the Selection Committee and Steering Committee acknowledged the outstanding pool and decided we had a unique opportunity to select both the 2019 and 2020 cohort.
Each cohort has exceptional leaders representing a variety of approaches, tactics, and issues areas – as well as – a diversity of geographic and both lived and applied experience in building a more racially just food system. Both cohorts are majority people of color and women-identified.
We look forward to welcoming both cohorts!