Humphrey School News—July 1, 2015

Transforming Policy Analysis in Communities of Color

The Roy Wilkins Community Fellows Program is a week-long intensive workshop that helps local leaders of color become stronger community advocates. Now in its second year, the program targets mid-level nonprofit leaders, bringing them together to learn methods of assessing the impact of public policies and, ultimately, to advance equitable policy measures in the community.

Led by Professor Samuel Myers, the workshop was developed by the Roy Wilkins Center at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in partnership with The Minneapolis Foundation. Fellows are selected through a competitive process, with this year’s workshop drawing more than 50 applications. The 2015 cohort, which completed the program in June, included 19 nonprofit leaders from AccessAbility, Little Earth of United Tribes, and Pillsbury United Community, to name a few.

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