Encouraging individuals of exceptional talent and creativity to advance bold new projects in education, immigration, the environment, social justice, media, and health.
Visionary individuals from across disciplines pursuing bold new projects.
Civil Rights Activist
Envisioning a democracy in Mississippi that works for everyone.
Shining a light on disenfranchised voters in Florida.
Participatory Budgeting Advocate
Using the powerful tool of participatory budgeting to invite more people to transform the democratic process.
Training the next generation of journalists to report on and for people of color and immigrants.
Helping people, no matter their skills or background, find concrete, meaningful ways to contribute to civil society.
Using housing and community planning to lay the groundwork for a healthier democracy.
RECOVER AND RENEW FELLOWS
At Emerson Collective, we believe that individuals have the power to untangle hard problems with ingenuity, to excavate human truths through art, to bring justice to our most calcified systems. We believe that an individual voice can inspire us, unite us, and show us the way forward.
We also believe that such individual innovation requires both support and freedom to flourish — so that individuals can follow their creative instincts, take risks and make big bets, and set off on paths with unknown destinations.
Emerson Collective supports visionary indviduals to pursue such intellectual, creative, and professional ambitions through the Emerson Collective Fellowship. Each Fellow’s work and projects advance the public understanding in Emerson Collective’s priority areas, creating new avenues for progress.
the selection process
the senior fellowship
Introducing the Democracy Cohort of Emerson Collective Fellows
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Amanda Ripley: A New Way to Think about Conflict - And How We Get out of it
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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson: A new anthology highlights the diverse women leading the climate movement
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