Alana Greer and Meena Jagannath Win Coveted Echoing Green Fellowship
Community Justice Project, Inc. provides legal support for the Movement in Florida and beyond
MIAMI – Global nonprofit Echoing Green today announced that Alana Greer and Meena Jagannath have been awarded a highly competitive and coveted Fellowship to help launch Community Justice Project, Inc., a racial justice and human rights organization providing legal support to grassroots organizations. The Black Male Achievement Fellowship will provide seed funding, mentoring and leadership opportunities as the project launches on July 1. The Harvard Public Service Venture Fund is also a founding investor in the organization.
Of 3,629 applicants, 52—just over one percent—were selected to receive Fellowships. Through three Fellowship categories (Global, Climate and Black Male Achievement), Echoing Green has invested almost $40 million in seed-stage funding and strategic assistance to nearly 700 world-class leaders. Echoing Green also supports the Fellow community long after their initial funding period through ongoing programs and opportunities at critical points in their careers.
The Community Justice Project, Inc. will receive $90,000 in funding for two years, participate in leadership development events, receive mentoring from leading business professionals and, most importantly, become part of a global network of leaders.
“We’re proud to be investing in tomorrow’s leaders, helping them go further, faster, as they realize their vision of a world changed for the better,” said Echoing Green President Dr. Cheryl Dorsey. “Many of the Fellows chosen are leading projects in the earliest stages, when it is hardest to find the necessary resources to get off the ground.”
Echoing Green’s Fellowship program is made possible through private contributions and the generous support of funders, including the Walton Family Foundation, the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID, the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, The ZOOM Foundation, and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, with support from the Open Society Foundations.
About Community Justice Project, Inc.: Community Justice Project is a movement lawyering organization. In our legal work we collaborate closely with community organizers and grassroots groups in low-income communities of color because we believe that a more democratic, more just and more equal society can only truly come about through grassroots organizing and social movements. We are a part of that social movement in South Florida and strive to support organizing through our varied and often innovative legal work.
Learn More: communityjusticeproject.com
About Echoing Green: Echoing Green’s mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world's biggest problems. Echoing Green was one of the first organizations to invest in early-stage social entrepreneurs through our Fellowship program almost 30 years ago. Today, the organization remains focused on building a global community of emerging leaders in social change. To date, the organization has supported almost 700 organizations led by the most extraordinary purpose-driven leaders of our time. Echoing Green Fellows include the founders of Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, The Global Fund for Children and SKS Microfinance. Echoing Green’s accelerator programming and investments help these leaders to go further, faster. Echoing Green also runs a suite of innovative programs that cultivate and support promising leaders, including programming dedicated to purpose development, board leader preparation, and impact investing.
Learn More: echoinggreen.org
For Immediate Release: June 23, 2015
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