“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

After completing their fellowship…

1 out of 2 Fellows led or participated in an effort to broaden inclusion of marginalized or disengaged people
2 out of 3 Fellows increased their engagement with a civic organization
1 out of 3 Fellows led/participated in a social justice initiative
1 out of 4 Fellows reduced inequality

Read or watch more about our Fellows here:

Offering help and hope to immigrant communities

Jorge Riopedre (USA ’15) admits that his life would likely have taken a far different course had it not been for doctors who cared for him when he was a child. He is now repaying the gift by offering health and hope to immigrant communities in the midwestern region of the United States. Read more here.

Using tax policy to improve the lives of the poor

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In Pakistan, Zehra Farooq (Pakistan ’17) aspires to transform the country’s tax programs to improve the lives of the poor, by simultaneously improving economic performance and living conditions of those being left behind. Read more here.

Building racial and economic equity

In the southern region of the United States, Rhonda Broussard (USA ’14) strives to live in a world with “real shared humanity without war,” a peaceful solution built on the attainment of racial and economic equity. She consults with cities, schools, companies and legislators to embrace racial and economic equity in a deep, long-term way. Read more here.

Smart city innovator building equity

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Austin, Texas is a city that boasts of booming technology and innovation start-ups, with a growing skyline to match. However, with the growth has come a painful 37% cost of living increase between 2010 and 2015. As a result, access and equity have become two of the city’s greatest challenges. At the center of these issues is Chelsea Collier (USA/Zhi-Xing ’16) making a place for the “haves” and the “not haves, yet” in every city around the world. Read more here.

Providing access to quality education

Susan Patrick (USA ’16) is the president and chief executive officer of the  International Association for K – 12 Online Learning (iNACOL) based in Washington, D.C. On fellowship, she traveled to New Zealand and France in a quest to examine and compare leading educational systems in economically developed countries with the United States in terms of how education innovation and policy support for future-focused learning. She came away with so much more, including a bolder vision for education transformation in the United States. Read more here.

Building tolerance in Ireland through laws and public policy

In Ireland, Eisenhower Fellows Salome Mbugua (Ireland ’10) and Oonagh McPhillips (Ireland ’16) work in separate (and sometimes opposite) areas of advocacy and government respectively.  But they have recently come together to work on developing an important new law to combat hate speech.  Read more here.