For Alums

The Congressional Hunger Center encourages alums from the Emerson and Leland fellowships to re-engage in their fellowship community and with CHC. There are many opportunities available for those interested in assisting CHC and the Emerson and Leland Programs.


Alums are the strongest link in CHC’s anti-hunger network, and while many of you are still well connected to CHC and your “fellow Fellows” we encourage you to reconnect, if you’ve been out of touch.

If you haven’t been in touch with us for a while, please update your contact information, and drop us a line. We’d love to hear what you’re doing and where you are. Maybe there will be current hunger fellows coming to your city soon!

Join Online Communities

The following online communities were created by Hunger Fellow Alums, for Hunger Fellow Alums.


Congressional Hunger Center Alum Group: This is an unlisted group for Hunger Fellow Alum and CHC staff. Hunger Fellow Alums should request to join!


Emerson Alum DC area GoogleGroup: [email protected]

Provide Training

The Emerson and Leland programs hold field and policy training sessions for current fellows. Alums are often tapped to share their experiences, perspectives, and skills at these trainings. If interested in providing training, please contact Emily Byers (for the Leland Program), or Jon Wogman (for the Emerson Program) using the contact information below.


By the time their fellowship is concluded, Hunger Fellows are planning their next steps toward using their leadership capabilities and experience in fighting hunger and poverty. For many, this next step may be studying for an advanced degree. 

We have established partnerships with leading schools of public policy to offer current and former Hunger Fellows reduced tuition for their studies at:

Host a Fellow

Alums often make the best field and policy site supervisors! If you’ve moved into an organization that could provide a good field or policy site experience for a hunger fellow, please consider applying to host a fellow. You can learn more about becoming a host organization, but we’d love to hear from you offline about your ideas (before submitting an application).

Give Back

The Emerson program annually seeks volunteers to help review applications from potential Emerson Hunger Fellows. If you’d like to be a part of this selections committee, please contact Jon Wogman using the contact information below.
CHC hosts an annual Award Ceremony in D.C. to recognize Congressional Leaders and Alums who are committed to the fight against hunger domestically and internationally. This event is usually held in the spring, and we are often in need of volunteers to register guests and otherwise help out.

Get In Touch

Do you have other ideas about how to get involved with the Fellowship Programs? If so, let us know! Contact: