The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Continues to Spark Change in 2017

(Raleigh, N.C.) — Helping those do good, do great. That’s the shortened version of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation’s (JKHF) mission statement. In 2015, the Foundation launched the JKHF Fellowship Program in order to invest in and develop emerging leaders who desire to spark change in North Carolina. The Foundation is thrilled to announce the continuation of the program for its third year as the search begins for their 2017 summer Fellows.

For 2017, JKHF is recruiting individuals who are passionate about issues related to food systems, early childhood development work, as well as affecting change more broadly. Each team will collaborate around the different facets of these issues, defining how communities and organizations can work together to promote change.

“The Jamie Kirk Hahn Fellowship lives up to the vision that Jamie aspired to create — a North Carolina that provided opportunity for diverse leaders to step up and build a state that works for all,” said Nation Hahn, JKHF Board President. “Fellows are lawyers, artists, school teachers, college athletes, farmers, or students that seek to make a difference.”

Selected Fellows are paired with projects that match their growth potential and interest area. Past Fellows have worked with groups, organizations and projects such as Carroll’s Kitchen, Southeast Raleigh Promise,, NC Early Childhood Foundation, NC Community Foundation and more. Each Fellow will be given a stipend along with the opportunity for additional support for housing, transportation, and childcare.

“Jamie believed that our state was stronger when all have a voice and a seat at the table and our Fellowship is providing that type of platform for transformational change,” said Hahn.

The foundation will hold an information session about the 2017 JKHF Fellowship Program on Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m. from the Loading Dock in Raleigh.

If you want to spark change in North Carolina, JKHF welcomes you to apply. Visit program and application details. Applications close February 20, 2017.

About the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

The Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation was founded in 2013 in honor of the late Jamie Kirk Hahn. The foundation enlists talent and ideas to spark change across North Carolina to create more opportunity for all. Through programs such as the JKHF Fellowship program and the Gathering for Good convening series, JKHF has built a platform for change that invests in emerging talent and solutions on the issues defining the future of our state such as food insecurity, food justice, poverty, and access to education.