Image from iOS.jpg


LFA Fellows at Changemaker Summit


Lead For Minnesota Fellows

The Lead For Minnesota Fellowship is a launching pad for a lifelong commitment to public service in a place that Fellows call home. This begins with a one-year AmeriCorps Service term where Fellows are placed with a local organization (e.g. nonprofit, government, service-minded organization) to serve in a full-time, paid position addressing critical community challenges. Fellows can renew their fellowship for an additional one-year term (most do), or receive support while pursuing the next step in their civic leadership journey. 


Throughout the Fellowship, all Fellows receive leadership and community-building training from the University of Additionally, Fellows conduct a community Listening Tour to better understand the local landscape of challenge and possibility. Fellows have the option to build on their listening tours by creating a project they lead, called a Community Venture, to address those challenges.

Fellowship Components.png

What do Fellows


We are proud to be a Serve Minnesota AmeriCorps program, where our Fellows take part in a national service community with over 30 years of changemaking alumni.


Fellows receive AmeriCorps benefits ($20,000 base rate living stipend, healthcare, education award), as well as an additional housing stipend, financial aid, and intensive training and professional development,  travel to national and statewide LFA conferences, discovery and alumni funds.


Meet the 2021 Fellows

Altogether, Fellows build lifelong relationships with their cohort and mentors and join the hundreds of changemakers in the LFA nationwide network. At the conclusion of the fellowship, Fellows have access to LFA's graduate school scholarship partners and can receive support from LFA to continue their locally-rooted impact. 


Meet the 2020 Fellows