Billie Osborne-Fears Fellowship Program

The Billie Osborne-Fears Leadership Fellowship Program will be a two-year full-time experience located at Starting Point with simultaneous enrollment in the Certificate Program for Nonprofit Management at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Its overarching goal is to help create the next generation of transformational leaders in the early childhood field, honoring the memory and legacy of Billie Osborne Fears. One Fellow will be selected for each two-year Fellowship term. 

The inaugural Fellowship will be awarded in March of 2024 and the program period will be June 1, 2024-May 31, 2026. Acceptance into the Program includes acceptance into the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program at MSASS.  The Fellow will be a full-time employee at Starting Point with a salary and full benefits and complete the Certificate program during the two-year Fellowship.  There will be no cost to the Fellow for their participation in the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. ​

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