PROJECTS

FROM PERSONAL LEADERSHIP TO COLLECTIVE IMPACT

Beyond investing in the leaders that participate in the fellowship, LEADS invests in the communities where it works by catalyzing and supporting actionable projects that address priority issues at the local and regional levels. 

METHODOLOGY FOR SYSTEMS CHANGE

Throughout the fellowship year, our programming incorporates systems thinking principles and design thinking methodology to identify opportunities to move the needle on priority issues.  As these issues are identified and discussed, cohort members self-organize into cross-sectoral project teams based on aligned interest and expertise.  The groups work to turn their ideas into action through a guided “entrepreneurial opportunity framework” and present their proposed solution to a panel of high-profile state and regional leaders at the conclusion of the fellowship year.

INCUBATION AND CULTIVATION

Through seed funding, tactical connections, and other support, LEADS helps project teams launch, adapt and scale their efforts.  While the teams and their initiatives are dynamic and ever-evolving, the project proposals included here represent what was presented at the conclusion of the fellowship year.  To get involved, get more information, or to get in touch with leaders involved in any of these efforts, please reach out to the LEADS team.