BALLE Local Economy Fellowship Seeks Rural Leaders

We are thrilled to open applications for the fifth cohort of the BALLE Local Economy Fellowship, which will launch in spring 2018 and end in late 2019. This cohort will prioritize fellows in rural communities, Over the course of their two years together, Fellows gain inspiration, skills, meaningful connection, and increased capacity to affect change in their communities and beyond. Apply by August 15, 2017.

More information and application materials:

The BALLE Local Economy Fellowship is a two-year program designed for leaders who are advancing the development of healthy and equitable economies. Local Economy Fellows are selected based on their vision, their leadership, and their role as strategic connectors, supporters, and influencers of local entrepreneurs and their businesses. Whether leading entrepreneur networks, community business incubators, or regional economic development initiatives, they are practical champions of new ways of doing business and organizing economies that work for all.

The immersive program connects Localist leaders with their peers, equips them with new skills, perspectives, and resources to help advance their work, and provides a platform to share experiments and working models so that other regions can learn from them.

Through the Local Economy Fellowship and its other communities of practice, BALLE plans to connect, nourish, and illuminate 250 communities across North America that are investing in the people and businesses in their place to grow local economies from within, and who are doing so with an explicit focus on values like racial equity, economic justice, public health, and environmental sustainability.


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