Innovations in Community Leadership InitiativeFanning Initiative to support leadership development in Georgia’s underserved communities

Leadership is key to Georgia’s future. Communities that provide leadership development opportunities for its citizens, across all ages, have a competitive advantage in attracting investment and opportunities for the community.

Recognizing the correlation between leadership development and economic vitality, the Fanning Institute launched the Innovations in Community Leadership Initiative in 2020 to provide technical expertise and resources to support communities and organizations in starting or enhancing leadership development programming.

Each year, the Fanning Institute invites communities and organizations within underserved communities, to submit leadership projects, programs or initiatives that will serve to enhance their communities and leverage the leadership development expertise of the Fanning Institute to co-create and implement solutions to community challenges. Through the initiative, the Fanning Institute will provide in-kind technical assistance and expert facilitation to create and implement the community or organization’s project.

Some examples of eligible projects include:

For more information, contact Brittany Adams-Pope.

Past recipients:


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