The McNulty Foundation announced the inaugural recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund, a new fund at the Aspen Institute to support innovative social ventures at vital inflection points. A total of $110,000 will be granted to six organizations around the world that have proven results and show great potential for further impact. Each is led by an Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow using their entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to address critical global problems.
With more than 1,000 Fellows in our community, we are creating a new talent strategy for our nation’s next generation of leaders. Braven Fellows continue to outpace the national average for quality job attainment, and Fellows still in school are persisting and securing internships at inspiring rates.
This November, Braven Founder & CEO, Aimée Eubanks Davis, was featured as #13 on Essence Magazine’s 50 Black Women Founders to Watch list.
Last year, we doubled in size becoming a diverse community of 540 Fellows, and are on pace to double again this school year. Braven Fellows continue to outpace the national average for quality job attainment in less than half the time. And Fellows still in school are persisting and securing internships at inspiring rates. As a community, we have a lot to be proud of, and also so much work ahead.
In his new book, You Can Do Anything: the Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education, New York Times bestselling author George Anders tells the story of Braven Rutgers-Newark Fellow Dyllan and Leadership Coach Josmar to illustrate the transformational nature of built-in career support for first-generation college students.
By: Aimée Eubanks Davis, New England Journal of Higher Education
Kaitlyn Iglesias is entering her senior year at Rutgers University-Newark ready to launch her career. She had internships at Ernst & Young in New York this summer and last. She is finishing up a degree in accounting and management information systems and is a member of Women BUILD (Business Undergraduates in Leadership Development). She’s beginning the semester with an offer from Ernst & Young in hand.