Now in its tenth year, the program supports the next generation of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders with professional development designed to boost their impact and accelerate their careers. To that end, the NGen curriculum is focused on six core results — self-awareness, results-based decision making, systems change, racial equity, adaptive leadership, and network development.
This year's fellows are Gabriella Barbosa, director of policy and legislative advocacy at the Los Angeles-based Alliance for a Better Community; Atrayus O. Goode, president and CEO of MENTOR North Carolina; Jasmine Khan, executive director of the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness; Leon Leader Charge, planning and development specialist in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Rosebud, South Dakota; Maia Maiden, curator and director of Maia Maiden Productions in St. Paul, Minnesota; Carolina Martínez Prohías, president of Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Shaunae Motley, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwest Georgia; Nitika Nautiyal, co-founder of Business Worker Services Coop, the Dividend Project in San Francisco; Andrew Plumley, associate director of D.C.-based Equity in the Center; Adiel Suarez-Murias, director of communications and marketing, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C.; Jeannette Tremblay Chambers, director of school and studio programs at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; and Selena Wilson, vice president of organizational effectiveness at the East Oakland Youth Development Center in California.
"We are honored to guide a new cohort of incredible changemakers through the tenth year of the American Express NGen Fellows Program," said Independent Sector president and CEO Daniel J. Cardinali. "These twelve talented leaders are already making transformational change in their communities, and we know that through this experience, they will bring their collective contributions toward a country and world where all people thrive."