Bosque's Ebony Booth Selected for Prestigious Fellowship
Bosque School is excited to announce that Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Ebony Booth has been selected as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network fellow.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network with the Center for Creative Leadership is an innovative fellowship for local leaders to connect, grow, and lead transformational change toward a more equitable society. Ms. Booth will be a part of a dynamic and diverse group of 80 individuals who are dedicated to working within our communities to build brighter futures for children and families.
Fellow are organized in cohorts based in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New Orleans—the Kellogg Foundation’s priority places—along with a national cohort. Ms. Booth is one of 17 Class Two Fellows representing New Mexico.
“I had the privilege of having relationships with several of the Class One Fellows when I moved to New Mexico back in 2015,” said Ms. Booth. “I strongly admired the work of so many of the individuals in that cohort and was absolutely impressed by how the Kellogg Foundation supported women and families during the rigorous professional development period. I set my sights on the goal quietly and vowed to work hard up until the point where the next class would be invited to apply. When the applications opened, I went for it.”
The 18-month fellowship will provide hands-on training, personalized coaching, and practical experience. It will allow fellows to deepen their knowledge and skills to advance racial equity and racial healing in their communities and create sustainable solutions to the most pressing problems.
“I am thrilled and very proud of all of the accomplishments that have led me to this great opportunity,” said Ms. Booth. “I feel like I can take a deep breath, roll up my sleeves, and really dig in to the work of racial healing and equity for children and families. I am most excited about the opportunity to take time to focus on my individual goals and develop a strong plan to achieve them with support from my local and national cohort. Sometimes just being in community with mission-aligned people makes such a difference in our capacity to grow and imagine on a larger scale than our daily lives can manage.”
Congratulations, Ms. Booth, on your selection as a fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network!