Welcoming Our Milliken Alumni Fellows
Communities In Schools is excited to announce our two newest Bill & Jean Milliken Alumni fellows, Brianna Gaetz and Kenton Kelley. The Bill & Jean Milliken Alumni Fellowship, through its Milliken Center for Innovation and Student Success, advances CIS' collective work and gives voice to the next generation of CIS leaders and thinkers.
As fellows, CIS alumni will spend six to nine months working with the National Office, tackling a public policy development project or problem of practice related to integrated student supports. This opportunity allows fellows to experience a collaborative, cross-functional exploration of some of the most important and compelling issues facing CIS and the students we serve.
This year’s fellowship asked our alumni to propose a project focused either on what our lifelong commitment to alumni means or on a civic engagement initiative focused on accelerating social justice efforts in their communities. Our two selected fellows proposed a project in the alumni space and will be working closely with our Alumni Work Group.
Brianna Gaetz, an alumna from CIS of South Central Texas, will be spending six months with us researching and partnering with our alumni work group in building out our affiliate resource guide. She will also be learning more about other organizations doing best practice work in the alumni space.
Kenton Kelley, an alumnus from CIS of the Charleston Area, will also spend six months with the CIS National Office. He will be developing a recruitment strategy and exploring what an online community may look like for our alumni.