We are pleased to announce that Neighborhood Nutrition Centers has been selected to advance to second round applications for Echoing Green’s fellowship program. This is a great achievement – in an incredibly competitive field.
Out of 1,100 applicants in the first round, only 350 were chosen to make a second round of bidding. The fellowship would provide two years of scholarship funds ($30,000/yr), which is needed as seed money for advancing our program.
Deadlines are fast approaching, and in February we will be submitting a comprehensive analysis of our program goals and innovative opportunities we plan to provide.
In other news: NNCenters also made a project presentation at the January meeting of the Good Greens in Illinois Collabortion, sponsored by Congressman Bobby Rush and the USDA. The Committee will be selecting two or three projects to support, and we expect an announcement soon.
While we’ve been quiet in the winter months, the project continues to germinate – as we pull together necessary coalitions, and continue to seek funding opportunities.
Your suggestions and support are welcome.