For the second consecutive year, CPBN has been awarded the Newman’s Own Foundation grant, which will fund a year-long fellowship for a recent college graduate at CPBN. Launched in 2015, the Newman’s Own Foundation Fellowship provides graduates with work experience in the nonprofit sector and is designed to expand, enhance, and diversify the pipeline of new talent entering nonprofit careers.
Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own, Inc. said the fellowship program “gives young people valuable, real-world experience, which provides insight into the historically significant role of the philanthropic sector in society and helps them learn about opportunities that they may not otherwise discover.”
After announcing the completion of its first formal class of six fellows, including CPBN’s current fellow Rose Pierre-Louis, a new class of 12 was welcomed into the program. Each fellow was selected by Newman’s Own Foundation based on demonstrated leadership skills as well as commitment to social issues and community development.
“The first formal class had an outstanding year, learning from their experiences and contributing great value to their respective organizations. The success of this class informed our decision to scale up the program and double the size of the incoming class,” said Forrester.
The incoming class includes Dalé Russell, a film and media studies major from Lafayette College, who will work closely with the web and education departments at CPBN.