Announcing the 2023 Recipient of the Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Grant

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  • Erin O'Hanlon

The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) has announced the recipient of this year's Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund award.This year's recipient is Erin O'Hanlon.

Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI's overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues.

Meet this year's recipient:

Erin O'Hanlon

Erin O’Hanlon is the Coordinator of Service-Learning at Stockton University and the Bonner Program Coordinator. There she coordinates social justice community organizing and works on capacity building projects around gender equity, youth activism, and economic justice. Erin was the inaugural Activist in Residence at Stockton and helped to found the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Center. Prior to her work in the Stockton Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning she was part of a local community partnership for 16 years. An alum of Stockton, she holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Design and is currently working on her Ed.D in Organizational Leadership.  Erin lives in New Jersey with her partner, Charlie Keys, and their four sons.  Her areas of research include assessing civic and community engagement, experiential learning methodologies and liberatory education.  Her personal research includes studying race in media.

Click here to read more about the Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grants.