Emerson Collective, the philanthropic organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs, has announced the inaugural class of Dial Fellows.
Named after The Dial, a journal founded in 1840 by Ralph Waldo Emerson and other Transcendentalists to shine a light on the best contemporary ideas of the day, the program is designed to provide remarkable leaders with new tools and resources that can help them tell the stories of their breakthroughs, captivate new audiences, and shape important public conversations. The first twelve Dial Fellows were selected through an invitation-only application process and, as a group, are meant to reflect Emerson Collective's wide-ranging priorities.
This year's fellows include DeJuana Thompson, founder of Woke Vote, an organization working to increase turnout among African-American voters in the South; Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a nonpartisan advocacy organization focused on promoting the value of immigrants and immigration; Lehua Kamalu, voyaging director of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, which seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging as a way to inspire communities to care for their natural and cultural environments; and David Domenici, founder and executive director of the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings, which is focused on reforming the educational systems inside juvenile and adult correctional facilities.
For a complete list of Dial Fellows, see the Emerson Collective website.