W.K. Kellogg Foundation announces WKKF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP NETWORK

Announcement from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has a long history of supporting emerging and existing leaders. Fellowships have, over the years, been one of our most effective tools for realizing the belief that leadership is a critical tool for individual development, community-grounded leadership and broader societal change. It is with great pride that we announce the WKKF Community Leadership Network, a new program that constitutes a renewed commitment to leadership development.

This fellowship is rooted in WKKF’s mission of supporting vulnerable children and their families, with a focus on racial equity and community and civic engagement. In alignment with our grantmaking strategies, a total of 100 fellows will be equitably selected from our U.S. priority places—Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans—and will do their work there. Another 20 fellows will be selected from outside the priority places and will function as a national cohort whose work will focus on racial healing and equity.

Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Joins Forces with Marygrove Friday, Oct. 12.

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Marygrove College is living proof that the city of Detroit is so much more than its often-reported headlines of failing schools and lost opportunities. As hosts of a Community Session on Urban Leadership for the national Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) on Friday, Oct. 12, the College is helping to rewrite the story about what is strong in Detroit; like the will of its people or the resolve of its long-standing institutions to provide access to quality education.

Roughly six years of thoughtful planning and hard work has come to fruition this year for Marygrove with an exciting award of $1.5 million in funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the country’s leading philanthropic institutions. The grant is supporting the College’s Urban Leadership Vision in the form of a program called Building Our Leadership in Detroit (BOLD). The program is designed to transform the way students develop as leaders at Marygrove College.

Executed through the College’s Office of Urban Leadership, BOLD seeks to partner with national experts such as the KFLA to build ongoing community outreach programs. The grant will be used over the course of three years for programming and additional staff, to ultimately help position Marygrove as a qualified center for urban study and leadership. The phased program will eventually mandate a signature, four-year iterative academic experience for ALL students, regardless of major.

“As an institution serving the community of Detroit, I believe that we have a responsibility to capitalize on our location and improve outcomes for students and families,” says Dr. David J. Fike, Marygrove College President. “With the support of KFLA, BOLD will enable the College to sustain a long-term commitment to enhance urban leaders, and produce meaningful community change.”

Marygrove College to revise curriculum to develop urban leadership

read this article on the freepBOLD Column in the Detroit Free PressDETROIT, April 9, 2012 — Marygrove College today announced a program to revise its entire curriculum to develop leadership skills in each of its students, no matter what their major focus of study.

The initiative, entitled Building our Leadership in Detroit (BOLD) is grounded in the belief that everyone has a potential for leadership if given the proper support and guidance and is designed to make Marygrove a significant leader in the drive to rebuild Detroit.  It is being underwritten by a $1.5 million grant from the W. K. Kellogg foundation.

Marygrove College institutes new Office of Urban Leadership Initiatives

Brenda Price to serve as director  

DETROIT, May 25, 2012 — Marygrove College today announced Ms. Brenda Price as director of the newly established Office of Urban Leadership Initiatives. Ms. Price will report to Marygrove President Dr. David J. Fike and administer grant expenditures, establish and coordinate project timelines, and assure overall grant compliance related to the College’s $1.5 million, three-year Building Our Leadership in Detroit (BOLD) initiative, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In addition, she will help identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward partnerships with other philanthropic and public sector agencies capable of supporting the College’s Urban Leadership initiatives.

Bold Retreat

On January 11, 2013, the Marygrove College BOLD Council hosted its first retreat of Marygrove faculty, staff and students who comprise the current and new Teaching Learning and Leadership Teams (TLLT).  The all-day event was held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch near Detroit’s cultural center.

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