Transactional Law as a Tool for Economic Empowerment


A small business is threatened with closure after the landlord raises the rent, but after getting legal assistance around renegotiating the lease and overdue bills, the owner can stay in business. Entrepreneurs living in public housing are barred from operating … Read more

Second Cohort of Legacy Leaders Announced


The Hunger Center is delighted to announce the 14 members of the second cohort of Legacy Leaders, a program that aims to continue to advance the leadership and influence of the alums of our fellowships and internships. This year’s cohort … Read more

Legacy Leaders Program Returns for 2024-2025

Alums, Updates

We are delighted to announce we are now accepting applications for our second cohort of Hunger Center Legacy Leaders. This program, now in its second year, builds on our initial investment in our Fellows and Interns by providing alums with … Read more

Alum Profile: Marc Jacobson

Emma WilliamsonAlums, Emerson

As part of our Alum Profile Series, we chatted with Marc Jacobson (Emerson ‘99). During his time as a fellow, Marc was placed with Hunger Action Coalition of Michigan in Detroit and the Coalition on Human Needs in Washington, D.C. … Read more

Alum Profile: Dr. Melissa Zook

Alums, Emerson, Updates

An alum from the first class of National Hunger Fellows, Dr. Melissa Zook (‘95) does not hesitate to give credit to the Congressional Hunger Center for how the fellowship experience influenced her career trajectory. Not only did her field placement bring … Read more

Alum Profile: Stella Nordhagen

Stella NordhagenAlums, Leland, Updates

Continuing our series of profiles of Hunger Fellow alums, let’s check in with Stella Nordhagen (pictured, above, with her fellow fellows at orientation in Washington, D.C.). Stella Nordhagen (Leland ’15) has a strong passion for alleviating global hunger and malnutrition. At the … Read more