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21st Century Fellows Program

In 2009, the Pipeline Project and the Flexible Leadership Investments Program created the 21st Century Fellows Program with the support of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the Arcus Foundation and the Gill Foundation. The primary goal of the 21st Century Fellows Program is to retain and advance diversity leadership in LGBT organizations. It meets this goal by recruiting people of color in senior or middle management positions to receive holistic programming including hard and soft leadership skills, opportunities to develop strong relationships with others in the field and customized support to fit the individualized needs of each fellow.

Since early 2010, and across three cohorts of participants, Informing Change has led evaluations of the Program. The findings generated from these evaluations are intended to promote learnings about the Program among the staff, partners and funders, and prompt timely adjustments to strengthen the program.