CNM Early Childhood Education Faculty Member Chosen for Prestigious Community Leadership Fellowship

Natane Lim is participating in the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Fellowship where she will build her leadership style, gain a better understanding of racial equity, and learn about tools to improve authentic community engagement
October 26, 2023

Natane Lim, a CNM Early Childhood Education faculty member and Project Manager at Embracing Equity, has been selected for the prestigious W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Community Leadership Fellowship.

This highly regarded 18-month program provides up and coming community leaders from across the country with resources and strategies to promote racial equity and community engagement.

"This fellowship opportunity is something I know that will truly benefit my community and have a positive impact on the place where I live, where my daughter lives, and the community we all live in," Natane says.

With a passion for dismantling racism and fostering the potential of all children, Natane brings over 20 years of experience in early childhood education to her role. Through her work at Embracing Equity, Natane leads a New Mexico initiative that focuses on equality in education and the need for a nurturing environment for all kids.

This background made Natane the perfect candidate for the Kellogg fellowship, and she's excited for the opportunity to combine both her professional and personal passions in a single space.

During the fellowship, Natane will engage in a series of in-person and virtual all-class learning sessions alongside the other fellows in her cohort. The coursework will include various assessments, one-on-one conversations with coaches, and reflective exercises aimed at enhancing leadership qualities. Natane and the other fellows will also collaborate to address community-specific issues.

With the first month of the fellowship under her belt, Natane is looking forward to bringing everything she learns back home to New Mexico.

"I'm truly excited to see what this fellowship will bring and the connections I will build with the fellows from New Mexico and across the country," she says. "And most importantly, I'm eager to bring all of the knowledge and insights I gain back to CNM and our community."