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Dial Fellowship

Equipping remarkable social entrepreneurs with new communications tools to strengthen their voices and extend the impact of their work.

At Emerson Collective, we look continuously for breakthroughs that can create new avenues of opportunity for individuals, families, and communities. But we also know that breakthroughs are only the beginning. If these breakthroughs are to spark lasting change, new stories must be told that capture the public’s imagination and lay a foundation for progress.

That’s why we built a fellowship program that provides remarkable leaders with new communications tools and resources to tell the stories of their breakthroughs, captivate new audiences, shape important public conversations, and ultimately, extend the reach and impact of their work.

While Dial Fellows are pursuing a wide-range of topics, they each share a common vision of a more just world, where opportunity is more equally distributed.

Featured Stories

    • Inspiring conversations with Emerson Collective Fellows

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    • An african american woman standing in front of a white house wearing a camouflage top

      “What does prosperity look like for you?"

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    • Almost There, an Emerson Collective Podcast

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    • 6 min

      Cassandra Herring: How to build a teacher workforce that looks like America's student body

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    • 55 min

      Living the Legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer

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    • 77 min

      Watch Talks By The 2022 Dial Fellows, Cohort 4

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    • Two women are seen sitting on the lower right at the edge of a literal mountain of empty plastic bottles.7 min

      How local heroes are solving one of the dirtiest problems on earth

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    • 56 min

      Joan Salwen: How to reduce global methane emissions? Feed seaweed to cows

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