The mission of the Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is to develop leaders committed to finding innovative and lasting solutions to food insecurity worldwide. Fellows are placed with effective organizations where they develop new skills and expertise while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty.
Program Vision: The Leland Program promotes programs and policies to ensure that all people have access to culturally appropriate and nutritious food by:
“What I got out of the Fellowship Program is the confidence to believe in myself as a leader and to believe in others as leaders…An investment in dynamic leaders is not just a contributing factor in the fight AGAINST poverty eradication, but in a movement FOR human progress.”
– Yodit Beyene: 2007 Leland Fellow, 3rd Class
The Leland Program shares with future leaders our vision of a world free from hunger and provides these leaders with the tools they need to work toward this goal throughout their lives.