James H. Gilliam, Sr. Fellowship


Cultivating Exceptional Leaders Ready to Serve in All Communities

The James H. Gilliam, Sr. Fellows program was created to prepare the next generation of leaders to excel in all areas including: business, government, community, and academics.

During this 6-month immersive fellowship, our Fellows gain knowledge and experience in policy research and coalition building and learn to navigate Delaware’s political and economic arenas from a host of legislators, community advocates, and business leaders from across the state.

Meet The Fellows

Andrea Wilson

Angela Bivens

Imani Dorsey

Isaiah Boone

Jessica Alicea

Justin Alexander

Justin Coger

Khaadim Rider

Liz Thorpe

Marie Pinkney

Markevis Gideon

Monica Shockley-Porter

Nijeria Thompson

Sade Truiett

Shane Darby

Shawn-Ere Jackson

Sierra Harris

Thea Lopez

The early application deadline is October 31st and the final deadline is November 15th.

The incoming class of fellows will be between the ages of 22-40 and will be recruited from all areas of the state. The Fellowship meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am to 5 pm from January through June.

We work with many employers who are happy to make accommodations to help their team members participate. Through the application and interviews, we can work with you on this process.

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