Children’s Campaign selected to host an ACLS Leading Edge Fellow

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 19, 2021

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for a Leading Edge Fellowship. The fellowship demonstrates the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance justice and equity in society. Leading Edge Fellowships place recent humanities PhDs with nonprofit organizations committed to promoting social justice in their communities.

In Fall 2021, the program will place up to 41 recent PhDs to work on projects at partnering organizations, including the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Fellows receive an annual stipend, as well as health insurance and professional development funding. Fellows lead substantive projects that draw on the skills and capacities honed in the course of earning the humanities PhD, including advanced communication, research, project management, and creative problem solving. The fellow placed at the Colorado Children’s Campaign will focus on a project that assesses the mental and behavioral health of Colorado kids and families in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative is made possible through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The application deadline is May 6, 2021 (9 p.m. EDT), and all applicants must apply through ACLS. Please visit the ACLS website for eligibility guidelines and more information on how to apply.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit