Winners Announced || Congratulations to the 2021 Food Systems Change Fellows!

2021 Food Systems Showcase Prize Winners on stage

Thank you to those of you who joined us for the Showcase of Opportunities featuring the 2021 Cohort of Food Systems Change Fellows last Wednesday. We appreciate you tuning in to learn more about Lena Boswell, Marilyn Burns, Kellee Etheridge, Antunesia Harris, Michelle B. Jackson, and their visions for food systems change. 

In case you missed the Showcase, the recording of the full event is available online
Congratulations to Lena Boswell, Marilyn Burns, Kellee Etheridge, Antunesia Harris, and Michelle B. Jackson, who were each presented with a Food Systems Change Showcase Award.

We want to offer special congratulations to Lena Boswell and Kellee Etheridge for both winning a KeyBank Reviewers' Choice Award and to Lena Boswell for winning the Veale Institute People's Choice Award. 

If you are interested in learning more or connecting directly with any of the Fellows, you can access their contact information in the one-pagers below.
Lena Boswell's vision: Soil to Soul Food Web
Marilyn Burns' vision: Mind, Body, and Spirit Initiative
Kellee Etheridge's vision: Cooking with Chef Kellee
Antunesia Harris' vision: People of Cleveland Volunteer Corps
Michelle Jackson's vision: Seeds to Shelves

About the Food Systems Change Fellowship

The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at CWRU launched the Food Systems Change Fellowship to provide support for local leaders to develop and validate their visions for community-driven food systems change. The Fellowship serves as a “test kitchen” for incubating ideas related to leverage points identified in the Menu of Actions.

The Food Systems Change Fellowship is a project of the Modeling the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study at the Swetland Center. The project is supported by grants from the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, National Dairy Council, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Saint Luke’s Foundation, and Stephen J. McHale Family Foundation along with matching support from members of the study's Core Modeling Team and our partners at The Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Showcase Co-Sponsors

Case Western Reserve University Department of Nutrition, Central Kitchen, Cleveland Fresh, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, From the Heart LLC,  Greater Cleveland Food Bank, John Carroll University Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, KeyBank, Little Africa Food Cooperative, Ohio State Extension of Cuyahoga County, Pisanick Partners, Plant the Seed, Sears think[box] at Case Western Reserve University, Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Weatherhead School of Management 


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