Jo Bender Yocum, executive director of the Indiana region for Playworks, will join 30 other nonprofit leaders from across the country to participate in the Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership program. She received a scholarship to take part in the program. Playworks improves children’s health and well-being by providing more opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The goal is for every child in America to have access to safe, fun, healthy play every day.

Now in its fourth year, the Greater Good program is designed to help nonprofit professionals develop their leadership skills. More than 400 finalists applied for this program that pairs nonprofit leaders with renowned academic practitioners.

Each participant has more than 10 years nonprofit experience and is a known leader within their region. This unique educational opportunity provides a combination of cohort-based academic instruction and one-on-one executive coaching from Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Nonprofit Management, as well as travel and lodging to attend sessions in Chicago, Illinois. Each participant also receives a stipend towards additional education and development programming.

A diverse set of nonprofit organizations represent this latest class, including: arts and culture, economic empowerment, education, health and human services, safe and vital communities, support services, violence prevention and youth empowerment. You can click here to see the entire roster.

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