This year, we have had the privilege of working closely with Walmart.org to fund 48 Upswell Fellows from Pittsburgh and Chicago as part of our signature community building event. Throughout the year, we’ve met with these Fellows to strengthen their individual and collective leadership capacity, grow their personal and professional networks, and address the adaptive nature of leading during these uncertain times.
As part of the program, we partnered with The Chronicle of Philanthropy to feature four Upswell Fellows and their perspectives or experiences during this tumultuous year. Each story highlights community-based organizations and leaders adapting to a virtual world, managing public health and economic crises, and collaborating to ensure that their communities continue to be served in one of the most challenging years of any of our lives.
Below are the links to all four stories. We encourage you to read them to learn more, and then join us at Upswell for a session that features all four Upswell Fellows as panelists.
- Facing a School Year Like No Other, The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Builds a Growing Culture of Cooperation | Features Upswell Fellow Ani Martinez | August 18, 2020
- Interrupting the Roads to Ruin Even in a Pandemic | Features Upswell Fellow Kevin McNair | September 9, 2020
- Community Unites in Crisis to Provide Essential Services | Features Upswell Fellow Shannah Tharp-Gilliam, PhD | September 29, 2020
- COVID-19 and the Unhealthy Relationship Between the Givers and the Doers | Features Upswell Fellow Jourdan Hicks | October 6, 2020
Register now for Upswell 2020 and tune into “Frontline Leaders Harnessing Community Power to Battle COVID-19” on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:25-4:15 pm ET to hear more from these leaders.