Donté Gibbs, the Youth Engagement Director at Neighborhood Leadership Institute, has been selected as The George Gund Foundation Fellow for 2017-2019. In his role at the Institute, he participated in the management and implementation of several youth engagement programs and served as community partner liaison. Previously, Gibbs was a summer program manager at MC2STEM High School and a graduate intern at Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation.
Gibbs received a B.A. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in Social Science Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU.
The George Gund Foundation Fellows program, started in 2004, provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the Foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Each Fellow, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, works at the Foundation for two years.
Gibbs resides in East Cleveland and will begin his work at the Foundation in June.