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Twelve Fellows Join 2024 Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program


The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute welcomes 12 new Fellows to the 2024 cohort of the Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program (BNLP)! This transformative initiative develops community advocates in Baltimore as they work to improve health outcomes in their communities. 

Fellows began their 30-week training program on March 1.  

“We are excited to have these dedicated leaders embarking on a journey to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively advocate for their communities,” said program director and UHI Associate Director Rebkha Atnafou, MPH. “These leaders are Baltimore community advocates who are passionate about making a positive impact.” 

Learn more about the 2024 BNLP Fellows here!  

"I'm excited and energetic, ready to collaborate, learn and grow from others," said 2024 Fellow Wesley Hawkins. "Being in a space with so many people who are doing great work within the same type of area is truly inspiring." 

“This training from UHI will help me develop the skills I need to better influence policies and practices that address community needs in areas of health equality and wellness,” said 2024 Fellow Veronica Parker. “Through this program, I will gain a clearer understanding of the health disparity issues that impact our community and become better equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimally impact the systems that most affect change.” 

Congratulations to our new 2024 cohort! We can’t wait to see what you will do.