15th Class, 2008-2009
Field Placement: Community Farm Alliance (Louisville, KY)
Kayleigh built new partnerships with local faith-based and community organizations to address food access needs in marginalized areas of Louisville. With community allies, she explored alternative models of community supported agriculture and developed materials to promote the development of a “Locally Integrated Food Economy” in Louisville.
Hunger Free Community Report:
You Are What You Eat: Community Food Education Guide serves as a tool for community leaders to initiate a dialogue around healthy eating, educate community members about the relationship between diet and health, and build community support for a healthy local food system.
Policy Placement: Center for Community Change (Washington, DC)
Kayleigh worked on the Campaign for Community Values to support the low-wage workers’ justice organizing team. She researched and monitored government policies and worked with progressive coalitions to inform grassroots partner organizations and the CCC policy team.
Pre-Fellowship Education and Experience:
Kayleigh graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 with degrees in social policy and political science. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, she is fluent in Spanish and has worked in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas. She has also conducted research in Valparaiso, Chile, worked with a housing collaborative in San Francisco, and co-taught a seminar on social change through the Peace Project.