Engaged Leaders Fellowship (E.L.F.)

The Engaged Leaders Fellowship (ELF) is a student leadership fellowship offered by the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL). It aims to encourage students to apply research methods to deepen their commitment to community engagement. The cohort is comprised of twelve interdisciplinary students representing a variety of departments, colleges, and class years. 

The Engaged Leaders Fellows meet biweekly to discuss ways to bring epistemic justice to our campus. Fellows engage in conversations about the history of New York, community organizing and advocacy, and the academic study of community engaged learning. Fellows formulate practical community-based research questions with community leaders and form projects to address those questions from a reciprocal, community-driven lens. Research Projects are presented at the Fordham University Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

To be considered for the ELF program, students must be nominated by someone in the Fordham community and then interview with CCEL. Nominees are Fordham undergraduate students who have participated in Global Outreach, Urban Plunge, College Access, History Makers, or taken a community engaged learning course. 

CCEL will begin seeking nominations for our Fall 2023 cohort next year.

For more information, contact Vanessa Rotondo, Assistant Director of Immersions and Senior Advisor on Ignatian Leadership, at  vrotondo@fordham.edu.