Leadership for a Changing World (LCW)
is a program of the FordFoundation in partnership with the Advocacy Institute* and the ResearchCenter for Leadership in Action at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. LCW is a recognition program that supportscommunity leaders known in their own communities, but not known broadly.The program seeks to shift the public conversation about authentic leader-ship. From 2001-2005, LCW recognized 92 leaders and leadership groups.
*Now the Institute for Sustainable Communities.
Jaime M. Grant, The Advocacy InstituteJerry Hauser, The Advocacy InstituteMeredith Herr, Research Center for Leadership in ActionAmparo Hofmann-Pinilla, Research Center for Leadership in ActionSonia Ospina, Research Center for Leadership in ActionSuzanne Siskel, The Ford FoundationDebbie Walter, Independent Media ConsultantCopyright 2006 by Jennifer Milewski, the Advocacy Institute, and theResearch Center for Leadership in Action at the Wagner School of PublicService, New York University.
About the author
Jennifer Milewski learned the powerful stories of the LCW awardees whileserving as Communications Manager for the Advocacy Institute. She wroteand edited the Institute's e-newsletter,
, which showcasedpractical lessons learned from advocacy leaders around the world. Prior toher work with the Institute, she observed the interaction of leadership andpersonal stories while coaching workshop participants through communityaction projects designed to expand their personal and community horizons.A professional storyteller, she believes in the power of stories to change theworld.Ms. Milewski holds a BA from Harvard University and an MS from theInstitute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University,where she focused on narrative- and arts-based approaches to conflictresolution. She may be reached at email@example.com.
The LCW Program would like to acknowledge the many contributions of co-researchers, partners, and other social change leaders in LCW who have beenactive participants in shaping our learning. We want to particularly thank theFord Foundation for its generous support of the LCW program and theResearch and Documentation effort.ON THECOVERTop Photo:Mily Treviño-Sauceda - photo by Misha ErwittBottom Photos (from left to right):TOCA - Photo by Cary Herz/Getty ImagesGerry Roll - Photo by Vance JacobsThe Brotherhood/Sister Sol - photo by Hazel Hankin Vic Rosenthal - photo by Marc PoKempnerCommunity Voices Heard - Photo by Martin Dixon