The vision of my fellowship includes as its primary goal: To provide the full spectrum of eldercare for the community of Fertile, MN. Fertile has a good nursing home and fairly good independent senior housing, but it is missing the assisted living piece of the puzzle. Over the course of my fellowship, I’ve learned three lessons:
1. Nothing is more important in attaining a community goal than developing good allies.... more
The Bush Foundation is excited to introduce a new blog series that follows the 2011 Bush Fellows and the journey they've taken during the first year of their fellowships. Over the next several months, Fellows will share what they have learned through successes and failures to advance positive and lasting change in their communities and increase their effectiveness. We look forward to being inspired by them and hope you will join us in celebrating their hard work.
Jamestown, North Dakota, played host to the third Bush Fellows Gathering of 2012. It was my first visit to the beautiful campus at Jamestown College. Did you know the President, Robert S. Badal, Ph.D., is a 1982 Bush Fellow? He and 17 other Bush Fellows were on hand to connect and reconnect with one another and with us, as we consider ways to tap into the work Bush Fellows, Native Nation Rebuilders and partners are conducting in their communities. ... more
I’ve always been fascinated by questions, especially those that inspire and challenge. The Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) has posed great questions that have those of us participating in NExT looking inward as educators and outward as collaborators. ... more
About theBushFoundationOur mission is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public problems and ensure community vitality. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area.