Equipping remarkable social entrepreneurs with new communications tools to strengthen their voices and extend the impact of their work.
Meet the new Dial Fellows, remarkable cross-disciplinary leaders addressing old problems in bold, new ways.
On a mission to solve the global plastic-waste problem.
Changing the face of democracy by inspiring a new generation of Americans to run for office.
Human-Rights Lawyer and Community Activist
Carrying forward the legacy of her Lakota ancestors, fighting for freedom and creating healing pathways to a liberated future.
Reimagining public education in the U.S. by identifying, funding, and nurturing bold new ideas in education.
Mental Health Entrepreneur
On a mission to make mental health care accessible for everyone on the planet.
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.
THE ORIGIN OF “DIAL”
How local heroes are solving one of the dirtiest problems on earth
7 MIN READ
Living the Legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer
55 MIN WATCH
Inspiring conversations with Emerson Collective Fellows
Cassandra Herring: How to build a teacher workforce that looks like America's student body
6 MIN READ
Watch Talks By The 2022 Dial Fellows, Cohort 4
77 MIN WATCH
Cristi Hegranes: Shifting the Narrative
8 MIN READ
Rohan Pavuluri: How to transform America’s legal system – by changing who is allowed to provide free legal advice
9 MIN READ
Watch Talks By The 2021 Dial Fellows, Cohort 3
48 MIN WATCH
Donnel Baird: How Greener Buildings Can help Knit A Community Together
5 MIN READ
Amy Bach: Can more transparent criminal justice data build stronger communities?
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Encouraging individuals of exceptional talent and creativity to advance bold new projects in education, immigration, the environment, social justice, media, and health.
Supporting writers, journalists, and storytellers in completing ambitious new book projects, in collaboration with New America.