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FNL Fellow Bree Jones leads the equitable development company Parity.


The Work

Fellows lead early-stage organizations doing innovative, not-for-profit work to solve difficult social problems.

The Fellows

The first 14 fellows work to advance social, racial, and economic equity. They hail from across the United States, and are all rooted in the communities they serve.

Our mission

We partner with emerging leaders to help them take risks and carry out solutions that better the communities around them.

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Our story

We asked ourselves: What would happen if up-and-coming agents of social change had more resources and support early on?

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Our process

We carried out a rigorous search and selection process to find changemakers whose work would benefit from a unique combination of supports.

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Fellows in Action

FNL Fellow Bob Carswell is CEO of Material Return, a one-stop shop for creating a sustainable, socially responsible economy, focusing on custom circularity for textile brands.
Change the Tune, an organization led by FNL Fellow Charli Kemp, works to dismantle inequity in education through transformational learning experiences.
FNL Fellow Kevin Beckford (left), co-founder of The Hustlers Guild, uses hip-hop culture to prepare Black and Latinx young people for careers in entertainment, technology, and other fields.
At ICAN! (Illinois Contraceptive Access Now), FNL Fellow Kai Tao (left) works to provide equitable access to contraceptive services and reproductive health care.
CLEAN Carwash, led by FNL Fellow Flor Rodriguez, fights for better pay and working conditions for car wash workers.
FNL Fellow Janet Martinez is the co-founder of Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo (CIELO), which organizes to assure racial justice for Indigenous migrant communities.

Healing to Action in the Chicago Sun-Times

FNL Fellows Karla Altmayer and Sheerine Alemzadeh were featured for their work empowering survivors of gender-based violence.

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