Welcoming the 2020 American Express NGen Fellows

Independent Sector proudly announces our 2020 American Express NGen Fellows cohort.

Young people continue to show us through individual and collective action that there is vast, emergent power in our next generation. While the pandemic has elevated conversations about reworking systems and values, we’re also openly grappling with structural racism as a nation. The activism and movements currently unfolding are being led by our next generation of leaders – leaders with a vision for a better world, like the 12 outstanding social sector leaders, age 40 and under, who are our latest cohort of American Express NGen Fellows.

These latest leaders in our Fellows program – designed to deepen their individual capabilities, expand their collective knowledge, and grow their professional networks – join the ranks of more than 112 American Express NGen Fellows alums. Please join us in celebrating this group of outstanding leaders.

Christine Balarezo
Collective Liberty
Denton, Texas

Monita Bell
Southern Poverty Law Center
Opelika, Alabama

Janelle Choi
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Roque Diaz
MacPhail Center for Music
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Esther Gross
Child Trends
Bethesda, Maryland

Olivia Jefferson
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Juvaria Khan
The Appellate Project
Washington, DC

Eric Lopez
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Washington, DC

Selina Pagán
Metro West Community Development Organization
Cleveland, Ohio

Danielle B. Powell
Leadership 18
Alexandria, Virginia

Meghan Shea
Persistent Productions
Rockport, Massachusetts

Lillian Singh
Prosperity Now
Washington, DC

This selective fellowship program continues to build the next generation of charitable leaders as part of Independent Sector’s NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now initiative. The American Express NGen Fellows program is part of the American Express Leadership Academy.

Meet the 2020 Fellows and Learn More about the Program Here

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