Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute and Spelman College Announce Strategic Women’s Leadership Partnership

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The Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc. Young 100 Division and the Bonner Office of Community Service & Student Development at Spelman College announce a strategic partnership to provide the Bonner Scholars Class of 2011 executive leadership and entrepreneurial development training. Working through the Emerging Leaders Institute, the Young 100 Division curriculum will be facilitated by accomplished professionals of varying backgrounds.

The Jewell Jackson McCabe Emerging Leaders Institute, Inc. Young 100 Division and the Bonner Office of Community Service & Student Development at Spelman College today announce a strategic partnership to provide the Bonner Scholars Class of 2011 executive leadership and entrepreneurial development training. Working through the Emerging Leaders Institute, the Young 100 Division curriculum will be facilitated by accomplished professionals of varying backgrounds including State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler, author and life coach V. Ivana Foster, and CEO of Venus Media Group and Spelman alumna Dorna Carrington Scott. Classes begin Feb. 1, 2010, and will conclude April 15, 2010.

“The two organizations are well-suited for partnership,” said Candi Stargell, Director, Young 100 Division. “The Bonner mission of ‘improving lives of individuals through educational opportunity’ and ELI mission of ‘enriching the lives of women through leadership opportunity’ could not fit any better.”

Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator Sheryl Belizaire agrees. “The Bonner Scholars Program instills in its participants the necessity for continual growth and development, and the Young 100 Division provides this. Spelman Bonner Scholars are extraordinary young women whose commitment to scholastic achievement and community involvement provide the discipline and desire necessary to succeed as leaders.”

The Bonner Scholars Program provides a service-learning scholarship for students who have high financial need and a commitment to service. The program is designed to heighten the overall education a Scholar receives by engaging students in ongoing service work and helping them develop the tools and the knowledge necessary to make their experience meaningful and lasting.

ELI is a leadership training and development organization dedicated to the Total Empowerment of Women Everywhere®. ELI empowers women to contribute to their communities as global leaders by developing a diverse environment that fosters creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit by enriching the lives of women through leadership opportunities, personal and professional learning, and cultural experiences. Comprised of five core divisions, participants learn critical skills necessary to succeed in every setting. The Young 100 Division creates a foundation for collegiate women to build solid leadership skills and acquire hands-on practical experience. For more information about the Young 100 Division, contact Wendy Miller at 678-935-0943 or pr(at)emergingleadersnow(dot)com.

Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a prestigious, highly selective, liberal arts college that prepares women to change the world. Located in Atlanta, Ga., this historically black college boasts a 79 percent graduation rate, and outstanding alumnae such as Children's Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman; former U.S. Foreign Service Director General Ruth Davis, authors Tina McElroy Ansa and Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson. More than 83 percent of the full-time faculty members have Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees, and the average faculty to student ratio is 12:1. More than 2,100 students attend Spelman. For more information, visit http://www.spelman.edu.

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