Announcing The Center for Social Inclusion’s  Field Fellows

At the Center for Social Inclusion, we are committed to supporting leaders of color to develop ideas, strategies, relationships and resources to support racially equitable solutions for the communities they organize.

We support leaders through trainings, workshops and convenings on structurally transformative policy strategies and on how to talk about race effectively to advance policy change.

We also support leaders of color through fellowships.  Our new Field Fellowship program provides resources  to leaders with a record of supporting their communities in food systems, energy democracy, transportation equity and developing the next generation of leaders.

We are pleased to announce our first three Field Fellows:

Shorlette Ammons, Goldsboro, NC

Shorlette Ammons is the Community Food Systems Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), an organization whose mission is to build a fair and equitable food system that is accessible and affordable to all. She developed her passion and expertise working in the Goldsboro community with the Wayne Food Initiative and in numerous community-based food systems projects.

Shorlette’s fellowship focuses on women of color working on food equity in the South, building relationships and identifying opportunities to bring local work to scale and for local leaders to influence national policy.


Linda S. Campbell, Detroit, MI

Linda Campbell is a member of the Building Movement Project Team, an organization that develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve. A Detroit resident, she leads Building Movement Detroit, providing technical assistance and capacity building to nonprofit agencies and resident-led organizations. Before her tenure at BMP, Linda was the Executive Director of the Minority Task Force on AIDS, and a Senior Director at both the Michigan Public Health Institute and the National Center for Health Education.

Linda’s fellowship focuses on developing a cohort of next generation leaders dedicated to transformative change in Detroit and facilitating a strategic process for the group to identity and act on key local issues.


Eric Walker, New York

Eric Walker is a Co-Founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo, a membership-based community organization fighting to make affordable housing a reality on Buffalo’s West Side, and of PUSH Green, a community-based energy efficiency initiative.

Eric’s fellowship focuses on barriers to low-income people participating in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, the shortcomings in current policies and engagement strategies and recommendations to advance energy democracy at the local and state level.





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