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Fellows in Action

Executive Director Position Announcement

We are seeking a unique and dynamic executive director for our unique and dynamic times. With a diverse network of over 200 un-like-minded leaders to address the most pressing problems of our state, and a context that demands new forms of leadership, WLI is poised to have a real impact on NC and  beyond. 

The executive Director will lead the organization and build on its mission to train, support, and convene a statewide network of leaders to take courageous action on North Carolina's most pressing issues through civil dialogue and by engaging across differences to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. 

To read the full job description and find out how to apply, click here.
To more fully understand our unique brand of leadership, and the opportunity awaiting the right executive director, click here and explore this site.

Leadership in their Communities

Jennifer Nixon ('14) is Executive Director of the Reidsville Area Foundation, and working on an incredible initiative to encourage financial success in Rockingham County.

The Reidsville Area Foundation is implementing a Children's Savings Account program in the 2016-17 school year.  All rising kindergarteners living on the New Reidsville Public Housing Authority and enrolled in the Rockingham County School system will have a savings account opened for them with an initial $100 deposit.  The Reidsville Area Foundation will match family savings up to $250 per year through elementary school.The program aims to connect low-income families to a financial institution, instill a college-bound identity in children at a young age, and remove barriers to higher education.  Children and families participating in the program will also receive financial literacy education, in addition to academic and social support through community-based programming.

Discover the Friday Fellowship

To date, 203 North Carolinians have committed to this selective leadership program created by the Wildacres Leadership Initiative, a program of Wildacres Retreat.

Learn more about the Fellowship Program

Click here to find a Fellow in your community!


Fellows Across the State

Fellows Across the State Members of the current class are located across the state, scattered in the Mountains, within the Piedmont, and among the Coastal Plains. Click on their names to read more about them and the incredible work that they are doing in North Carolina!






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