Announcing the 2011 Class of Barr Fellows

The Barr Fellows Program honors the contributions of some of the most gifted and experienced leaders in the Boston area.

We are very pleased to announce the 2011 Class of Barr Fellows, whose sabbatical will begin with a learning journey to Haiti in June 2011.

Barr Fellows 2011 group shot

The 2011 Barr Fellows are:

  • Aaron Gornstein, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association
  • Christine Poff, Franklin Park Coalition
  • David Shapiro, Mass Mentoring Partnership
  • Elaine Ng, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Elmer Freeman, Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc.
  • Gladys Vega, Chelsea Collaborative
  • Jean Marc Jean-Baptiste, Haitian American Public Health Initiative
  • Jenny Amory, Teen Voices
  • Juan Leyton, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
  • Madeleine Steczynski, ZUMIX
  • Omowale Moses, Young People’s Project
  • Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, OrigiNation

Visit the Barr Fellows webpage to see photos and read bios of the 2011 class (or the classes of 2005, 2007, and 2009).

The Barr Fellows Program honors the contributions of some of the most gifted and experienced leaders in the Boston area. Over a three-year period that includes a sabbatical, international travel, a series of retreats, and peer learning, these distinguished leaders have an important opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of their organizations and find the inspiration to attain even higher levels of effectiveness, creativity, and innovation.

The Barr Fellows program was launched in 2005. This new group of 12 Fellows will join a network of 36 alumni from prior years who have toiled effectively to build a better Boston for all—as champions of the poor, the homeless, the environment, public school kids, the region’s artistic soul, and more.

The Barr Fellowship was featured in an October 2010 Boston Globe article, “Forging community ties: Fellowships foster exchange among nonprofit leaders.” which is available free for subscribers or for purchase here.

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