What makes a great leader in today’s world? What kinds of skills do we need to build thriving, resilient communities where everyone can flourish?
For those of us who want to build a better JP and a better world, these are essential questions. JP NET believes that one important lever for change is investing in our people and cultivating leaders with essential skills such as critical thinking, curiosity, and courage. And we know that we need a broad array of leaders who come from diverse backgrounds in terms of race, class, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation and more. We want to build a networked and “leader-full” community, as opposed to a “leaderless” one.
That’s why JP NET has recently strengthened its focus on our leadership development program, the Community Leaders Fellowship (CLF). And the investment has really paid off. Six fantastic community members are currently enrolled in the program (meet them here!), and twenty-five are now part of an alumni network. The Fellows have played critical roles in launching the Boston Food Forest, supporting our Cancer-Free Economy work, coordinating the Time Exchange, and much more. They continue to make big impacts in JP and beyond.
This session we’re excited to expand the program and place Fellows with the State of Our Neighborhood team and the Egleston Farmers Market – two independent projects that JP NET catalyzed. Our vision for the CLF is that it serve as an engine for projects that build justice and prosperity in JP. Read more here.
CLF Fellows, Supervisors and Staff at Orientation