The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has announced twenty-nine Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world as the second cohort of its Schusterman Fellowship program.
Launched in 2015, the executive-level leadership program includes a year of individualized and cohort-based learning, followed by a self-directed six-month organizational change initiative during which fellows are expected to apply what they've learned to address a pressing problem in the organization where they work or volunteer.
This year's fellows, who hail from Jewish and secular organizations in North America, Israel, Australia, South Africa, and Europe, include Rebecca Bardach, director of resource development and strategy at Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel; Gina Flash, founder and executive director of Mensch, a Jewish organization committed to co-creating positive social change in South Africa; Aviva Jacobs, a vice president at Teach For America; Alejandro Okret, senior director of international development at Moishe House in London; and Kathy Reich, director of organizational effectiveness and philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
"The fellowship is designed to work in partnership with existing best-in-class leadership development providers to match fellows with opportunities that maximize their skills and grow their capacity to lead," said Abby Saloma, senior program officer at the Schusterman Family Foundation. "Our hope is to create a powerful ripple effect in which fellows are able to apply what they are learning in real time to advance the missions of the organizations and communities they serve."
For a complete list of this year's Schusterman Fellows, see the Schusterman Family Foundation website.