MCF member Bush Foundation just named its newest round of 2012 Bush Fellows, individuals that the foundation supports in their efforts to lead their communities in solving tough problems. This group of eleven features a wide variety of community interests and leadership initiatives, and includes:
- Zahra Aljabri, who will foster community building and increased responsiveness to voices in Minnesota’s Muslim population.
- Katie Blanchard, who seeks to build relationships between college students and family farmers in order to increase investment in socially responsible farms and food.
- Joel Donna, who plans to help close Minnesota’s science education achievement gap by gathering and sharing the collective instructional wisdom of the state’s science education community.
- Honor Schauland and her proposal to create an economic hub in rural Finland, Minnesota, to provide job training and support small business owners.
See what all the 2012 Bush Fellows are up to on the Bush Foundation’s website. This is the second group of Bush Fellows announced in 2012, with two more groups still to come.
Applications for this year’s final round, with a focus on elected and public officials, are open now through November 20.
Congratulations and good luck to the new Bush Fellows on their innovative community projects!