Introducing the Summer 2023 Micron Nonprofit Leaders of Color Fellows
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The Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown University and the Micron Foundation are excited to introduce the participants in the Summer 2023 Micron Nonprofit Leaders of Color Fellowship:
- Walter Gaceta, Association Director of Member Experience, YMCA of Central New York
- Gerald Moore, CEO, Mission Fulfilled 2030
- Victoria Shires, Chief Development Officer, Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, NY
- Melvin Stallings, CEO & President, Cyber Green Group
- Selvon Waldron, Executive Director, Genesys Works
- Trish Walker, CEO & Founder, The Idaho Black Community Alliance
These six nonprofit leaders were selected from a very impressive group of applicants and represent the diversity of the nonprofit sector in the fields of STEM, teacher diversity, literacy, or childhood poverty ranging from select regions that include Idaho, Central New York, and the greater Washington DC Region. Over the course of the summer, the Micron Fellows will build their personal leadership, increase their organizations’ capacity, and strengthen their networks in the sector. The goal of the fellowship program is to provide leaders of color with education and funding that supports them to stay in the nonprofit sector and hold positions of influence within their organizations and communities.
Trish Walker, CEO & Founder of the Idaho Black Community Alliance, hopes to gain “training, education, and support on navigating the nonprofit sector as Black women, imposter syndrome, time management, and learning how to navigate through cultural bias. The work we are already doing is a labor of love, and we know that we are inspiring our community. This fellowship will allow me to enhance my skills as a leader in my community!”
Selvon Waldron, Executive Director of Genesys Works, is looking forward to the program’s broader social justice lens. “ I hope to gain a deeper context of the history, scope, policies, and possibilities of disruptive nonprofit leadership. I also hope to develop radical skills, and gain useful frameworks to deepen my influence in my position and the sector as a Black male leader.”
To learn more about our Fellows and to see their work throughout the program, be sure to follow us on Twitter! #Micron_Gives and @GeorgetownCPNL.
Micron Technology is a global leader in memory and storage solutions, transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. The Micron Foundation, our philanthropic organization, is transforming what is possible through our giving and people. We provide grants, programs, and volunteers to our communities to make social impact in STEM education and basic human needs. We also empower our team members to give through matching programs, and in 2021, over 60% of them either volunteered or donated to their communities, contributing to our total giving of $13M for the year.
The Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy is recognized globally for its academic excellence, its campus and community collaborations, and its rich work with the nonprofit field worldwide. The Center informs and strengthens not only the nonprofit sector, but also public and private entities that increasingly are its partners. Alumni of the Center demonstrate their capacity to lead, innovate and become agents of change, making a difference in their organizations and community. It is our honor to continue to pursue the mission of educating, nurturing and inspiring leaders in pursuit of the common good.