Focus for 2016:
Martha Lee
for Involvement
Letter from Martha Lee

We are delighted to share that KFLA received a one year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation! This grant supports our national network of Foundation fellows in advancing a child centered agenda by providing:

  • collaborative learning opportunities, resources, and strategic advocacy actions
  • planned integration of new Fellows into the existing network
  • concrete opportunities to explore how the Kellogg fellows network can support the goals of the Foundation.

In 2016, we invite you to participate in a series of gatherings focused on advancing a child centered agenda through a variety of lenses – rural , immigration, food security, First Nation – each of these gatherings will take place between now and October. Your voice and participation in these gatherings provides opportunities to lead joint collaborative opportunities alongside your fellow Fellows.

This past autumn, 30 Kellogg women gathered with Undersecretary General of the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo to discuss ways that the Kellogg network could be of support to her goals for the Office of Women and Girls. I am happy to report that we are working on a couple of deliverables to engage in with her and her team. Keep an eye out for this development and an invitation to be part of this collaboration.

The calendar of events for the upcoming programs is in this newsletter. Let us know if you want to be part of any of these programs.

Mark your calendars for October 6th-9th for the 6th Forum in Denver, Colorado.

Travel & Learn opportunities are open again. Evelyn HuDeHart, KNFP-05, is leading a trip to Cuba this July and due to popular demand, she’ll lead a second trip in January 2017. In addition, Angelina Martínez (KPFL-01), Coordinator of the Ecotourism agency, Expediciones Sierra Norte, will be leading the Travel & Learn to Oaxaca in June 12th-18th, 2016 conducted in Spanish.

As we enter the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, I invite you to use 2016 as a year filled with possibility, enterprise and progress. We are aiming to make this year even more special by nurturing your talents and collaborations.

Wishing you all the energy and opportunity of the Monkey year,


KFLA partnered with Macaw Press to give Kellogg fellows an opportunity to distribute their written work and earn money through an alternative publisher and new platform. Researchers across the globe will be able to discover and collaborate with each other, bringing them together and eliminating geographic barriers.Click here to learn more about Macaw Press.

Click here to learn how to get published or send an email to for more details.

Nomination Deadline: August 1

Did you ever stand back in awe of someone who at great risk stands up for what is right and good? Did you admire their courage? The Matusak Courageous Leadership Award was initiated to recognize individuals who have displayed a passion for the common good and a commitment to principles greater than just themselves. The kind of courage that once exhibited galvanizes others to action.

The award and $3000 prize will be presented at KFLA’s Forum 2016 in Denver.


2016 Thought Leaders Series

A Virtual Book Club—Dialogue with Authors, Innovators, and Thought Leaders

We have always known that we have a treasure of knowledge in practice, in writing, and in dialogue among our Kellogg Fellows. New in 2016: authors, lecturers, and social innovators from every genre imaginable have agreed to host a series of live online discussions with you.

Read More

KFLA Alumnae meet with UN Women
2015 Miami Meeting Update

On November 17th 2015, Kellogg Fellows joined Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under-Secretary and Executive Director of UN Women as well as a Kellogg Fellow, in person and online, to discuss ways in which the global Kellogg Fellows network could be leveraged to support the mandate of UN Women to work towards gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women across the globe, and to achieve Planet 50:50 by 2030. A key outcome of this gathering is a memorandum of understanding between the UN Women office and the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance that is currently being developed and will soon launch this promising official collaboration.

Program Opportunities at a Glance


25, 2016

Thought Leaders Series: Dr. Oran Hesterman | Online
“Fair Food, Growing A Healthy Sustainable Food System For All” Register for webinar »

17, 2016

Thought Leaders Series: Dr. Barbara Rogoff | Online
“Developing Destinies, A Mayan Midwife and Town” Register for webinar »

7 - 30, 2016

Second Annual Global Day of Gratitude | Worldwide
Honor Mr. Will Keith Kellogg by giving back to your community. See how to participate »

21, 2016

Thought Leaders Series: Dr. Manuel Pastor | Online
“Equity Growth & Community” Register for webinar »

19, 2016

Thought Leader Series: Mr. Bryant Terry | Online
“Afro Vegan” Register for webinar »

25 - 26, 2016

Call to Action | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Participate in dialogues and help launch action-driven collaborative initiatives on immigration issues.

31, 2016

Launch of The Mink’a | Online
Mink’a means “communal work” in Quechua, an Amerind language. Learn more about the details and structure that will support Fellows-helping-Fellows in communities across the globe.

12 - 18, 2016

Ecotourism | Oaxaca, México
A one-week cultural, educational and relaxing trip in the middle of nature and of the “Pueblos Mancomunados”. Register Today »

5 - 9, 2016

Call to Action | El Paso, Texas
Participate in dialogues and help launch action-driven collaborative initiatives on rural issues.

14 - 22, 2016

Cuba in Changing Times | Havana, Cuba
Participate in an experiential and educational 9-day journey to Cuba. Learn more »

6 - 9, 2016

Forum 2016 | Denver, CO
With your input, we are convening Kellogg Fellows for Forum 2016 this coming fall in Denver to focus on Putting our Children First. Read more and get involved »

Global Day of Gratitude

KFLA invites the entire network of Kellogg Fellows once again, to join us in the month of April to celebrate Mr. Kellogg’s birthday and acknowledge his legacy. It is a way to express our gratitude for the investment Mr. Kellogg and the Kellogg Foundation made and continues to make in people’s lives.


A year ago we asked you: is it time for another Forum? A resounding 221 of you responded “Yes!” and told us what would make great Forum 2016.

Today we are pleased to announce that, with your input, and in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s innovative focus on Putting Children First, we are convening in Denver from October 6 - 9 for Forum 2016.

Ecotourism & Pueblos Mancomunados

Oaxaca, Mexico | June 12 - 18, 2016
KFLA, in partnership with Expeditions Sierra Norte, invites you to the Zapotec communities to learn the process of responsible use of natural resources and forest conservation.


Director's Letter
Director Martha Lee invites you to help advance this year's child-centered agenda

Program Opportunities at a Glance
Request information or register for our exciting, new programs

Meet the Author (Webinars Series)
Authors, lecturers, and social innovators from every genre imaginable host a series of live online discussions with you

Matusak Award Nominations Open March 1
The Matusak Courageous Leadership Award of $3,000 will be presented to an individaul who exemplifies courageous leadership.

Second Annual Day of Gratitude
KFLA invites Kellogg Fellows to join us in celebrating Mr. Kellogg’s birthday and acknowledging his legacy

Macaw Press
Want to publish your monograph, article, ebook, etc? Join us on our new partnership with Macaw Press

UN Meeting Update
On November 17th 2015, Kellogg Fellows joined the Executive Director of UN Women to discuss ways KFLA could help work towards gender equality