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Kellogg to pick leaders from Miss.


The Associated Press



BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- The William K. Kellogg Foundation will select leadership fellows from four targeted areas. -- Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans -- who are working with vulnerable children and their families. 


The foundation plans to select three classes of 100 each from the areas, giving each a stipend of $20,000, plus $5,000 to execute an "action project" in the third year of the fellowship. It's looking for people working to improve health, nutrition, academic achievement and financial security. 


The foundation will also choose three groups of 20 people from outside targeted areas who work in racial healing and equity. 


Applicants for the first class will be accepted through Jan. 10. 


The foundation created by cereal magnate Will Keith Kellogg has assets of more than $7 billion.




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