08 Oct 2019

Community Residents Selected for Fellowship for the Common Good

CONTACT: Brittney Frazier, bfrazier@afmfl.org, 727-507-9668

PALM HARBOR, FL, October 8, 2019 – Eighteen individuals have been named to the 2019‐2020 Fellowship
for the Common Good in Overtown, Lincoln Park, and Wimauma, FL. The Fellowship is a 12‐month
leadership development program for community residents. It is part of an initiative designed to create
healthier, safer, and more connected communities.

The 2019‐2020 Fellowship cohort includes six resident leaders from each Common Good Community. The
2019‐2020 Fellows are: in Lincoln Park – Henrell Wilson, Cynthia Ashley, Ionis Jefferson, Benjamin Braxton,
Jarius Gilliam, Gregory Jones; Overtown includes Kenneth Mobley, Octavia Yearwood, Cecilia Stewart,
Anitrice McKinnis‐Jackson, Akie Smythe, and Beatriz Laracuente; and Ebony Cohen, Rhony Hernandez,
Samuel Badger, Latrice Scott, Nicole Allen, and Angela Crawford from Wimauma.

The Fellowship develops civic leaders who will take action to advance their communities. Fellows receive
civic leadership education and individualized coaching, and engage in peer networking and community
in Florida and Louisiana. The 2019‐2020 Fellows are the third cohort of the Fellowship. Allegany Franciscan
Ministries has invested nearly $1 million to offer the Fellowship through 2020.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these eighteen community residents to the Fellowship for the Common Good.
The Fellowship is built on the belief that people have the power to make a difference in the places where
they live –– and each of these individuals is committed to drive change and foster good in their
communities.” said Eileen Coogan, President and CEO of Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the founder and
sponsor of the Fellowship. “These resident leaders will be transformed through the fellowship experience,
and in turn will be a transforming presence in their communities of Wimauma, Lincoln Park, and Overtown.”

The Common Good Initiative was launched in 2014 by Allegany Franciscan Ministries, to work with people
in Lincoln Park, Wimauma and Overtown to build healthier, safer, and more connected places where
everyone thrives. More than $11.5 million has been invested in the three communities to date, leveraging
significant additional resources. Go to www.afmfl.org for more information about the Fellowship and the
Common Good Initiative.