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Call for Nominations Nationwide to Recognize Leadership in Communities

Leadership for a Changing World is seeking nominations of community leaders across the country who are successfully tackling tough social problems. Seventeen outstanding social justice leaders and leadership teams who are not broadly known beyond their immediate community or field will receive awards of $100,000 to advance their work, plus $15,000 for learning activities that will support their efforts.  The program seeks to encourage a public dialogue that recognizes a wide variety of leaders and leadership models as authentic and important to social progress.  To this end, the program includes a major, multi-year research initiative and numerous forums to bring awardees together with other leaders to share experiences, address specific challenges, and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Leadership for a Changing World is a program of the Ford Foundation, in partnership with the Washington-based Advocacy Institute and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Nominations will be accepted by the Advocacy Institute through January 6, 2004.  Leaders must be nominated by someone who is well acquainted with their work and can attest to their qualifications.

To find out who the 2001, 2002, and 2003 Leadership for a Changing World awardees are, to download a nomination brochure, or for more information on the program, go to http://www.leadershipforchange.org.  Specific questions can be submitted via email info@leadershipforchange.org, phone (202) 777-7560, or by writing to Leadership for a Changing World, Advocacy Institute, 1629 K St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20006-1629.

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