CEE-Change Fellowship

 

CEE-Change Fellowship:
Building Leadership in Civics and Environmental Education (CEE)

ee360 and Cedar Tree Foundation launch the CEE-Change Fellowship to scale up our impact as we work to create a more equitable and sustainable future. 

NAAEE's newest initiative to support leadership and innovation in civics and environmental education across North America began early July with 30 Fellows. NAAEE recognizes the value in fostering leadership within schools and at the community level, promoting civic engagement and environmental responsibility, and ultimately building more resilient and healthy communities. 

The fellowship program is a partnership with US EPA and the Cedar Tree Foundation to help strengthen environmental education and civic engagement.

Learn more about US EPA’s mission

The eighteen-month fellowship provides CEE-Change Fellows with opportunities to learn and network through online professional development, technical assistance, and face-to-face training. Fellows design civic engagement (CE) and environmental education (EE) Community Action Projects and have access to a limited pool of mini-grant funding to support their work, leadership training, and professional development opportunities. Participants will learn civic engagement skills together with environmental education skills, and look at how the two fields can collaborate more deliberately. Each project addresses US EPA’s core mission to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water.   

For inquiries, please contact us at CEEchangeFellow@naaee.orgRead the press release here.

Welcome to our blog series, CEE-Change, Together. Each month, NAAEE will post narratives from the CEE-Change Fellows as they implement their community action projects and work to strengthen environmental education and civic engagement capabilities, all supporting the mission of cleaner air, land, and water. Join us on their journey by reading their blog posts. We will release a few new stories each month on eePRO and link to them here!

March 2022: "Deliberative Dialogue Forums: Effectively Engaging Communities on Challenging Topics," by Mandy Baily

April 2022: "Facilitating Teen and Adult Community Environmental Action Projects via Near-Peer Mentors and Resources", by Laura Cisneros

April 2022: "Parley for the Oceans: Fighting Marine and Coastal Plastic Pollution," by Judith Morales 

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 Learn more about the 2021 CEE-Change Fellows Application Process here

Learn more about our 2018 ee360 Community EE Fellows here

ee360 Community Fellows Archive

 

 


 

2021 Fellows

Ramona Big Eagle

Charlotte
North Carolina
United States

Eileen Boekestein

Ada
Michigan
United States

Environmental Education Coordinator
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
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Caleb Carlton

Knoxville
Tennessee
United States

Executive Director
Young Voices for The Planet
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Laura Cisneros

Storrs
Connecticut
United States

Assistant Extension Professor
University of Connecticut
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Victor Davila

Bronx
New York
United States

ACTION Program Manager
THE POINT CDC
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Fontoh Desmond Abinwi

Bamenda
Cameroon

Executive Director
Crusaders for Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch
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Patricia Dugan-Henriksen

Groveton
New Hampshire
United States

Middle School Science Teacher
Groveton High School
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Aubrae Filipiak

Bangor
Maine
United States

Director
Woodland Pond School
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Shannon Francis

Denver
Colorado
United States

Executive Director
Spirit of the Sun, Inc
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Erica Hall

St. Petersburg
Florida
United States

Vice Chair, Executive Committee
Suncoast Sierra Club
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Jenna Hoover

Pomona
California
United States

Program Educator
Chino Basin Water Conservation District
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Justin Kaput

Florence
Massachusetts
United States

Teacher
Suffield Public Schools
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Matt Kirchman

Salem
Massachusetts
United States

President/ Creative Director
ObjectIDEA
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Sandra Luna

Los Angeles
California
United States

Educator
Occidental College
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Judith Morales

Cancun
Mexico

Regional Manager, Mexico Program
Parley for the Oceans
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Kevin O'Connor

Calgary
Alberta
Canada

Associate Professor and Chair
Mount Royal University
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Angela Rivera

deforest
Wisconsin
United States

Educator
Patrick Marsh Middle School
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Natasha Sarkar

Edmonton
Canada


Teacher, Inner City Youth Development Association
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Melanie Schikore

Arlington Heights
Illinois
United States


Communicas Collaborative
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Kimi Waite

Los Angeles
California
United States

Educator & Ph.D. Candidate
NAAEE CEE Change Fellow
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Olivia Walton

Christiansted, St. Croix
Virgin Islands
United States

Education Coordinator
St. Croix Environmental Association
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Danny Woolums

Lexington
Kentucky
United States

Environmental Education Coordinator
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
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Lisa Yeager

Seattle
Washington
United States


Miami University
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Zee Zetino

Los Angeles
California
United States

Program Coordinator

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