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Food and Society and Rural Development Grantee Project Director Awarded Ford Foundation 2004 Leadership for a Changing World Award

 director of Appalachian Sustainable Development, has been chosen as one of 18 individuals recognized for outstanding leadership in U.S. communities. Flaccavento and the other 17 awardees, were chosen by a national selection committee from a pool of nearly 1000 nominations, are individuals and leadership teams tackling some of the nation’s most entrenched social, economic and environmental challenges. Each awardee will receive $100,000 to advance their work and an additional $15,000 for supporting activities over the next two years. The winners will also participate in a multiyear collaborative research initiative exploring how leadership is created and sustained. Leadership for a Changing World is a program of the Ford Foundation in partnership with the Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

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