MCF member Bush Foundation has named its third cohort of Bush Fellows for 2012. These ten new Fellows, joining 19 others named earlier this year, will strengthen their leadership skills by working on tough issues within their communities. They include:
- Sunny Sinh Chanthanouvong, who will search for the root causes of civic disengagement within his Laotian-American community, and motivate them to engage and connect with local government.
- Kristi Townshend, to ensure families with deaf children receive accurate information about the academic options available to them.
- Kenya McKnight, to address connectivity issues within transit and regional systems, especially in regard to North Minneapolis.
- Noreen Thomas, with the goal of reviving the vacant licensed kitchen in Georgetown, Minnesota’s city hall as a community kitchen.
Visit the Bush Foundation’s website to see the 29 Fellows announced to date, and their fellowship plans. Congratulations to all of them on this unique opportunity to serve their communities!
If you’re an elected or public official, there’s still time to apply for this year’s final round, which closes November 20.