Kimberly Peeler-Allen '94 has been selected as one of 20 community activists to receive a 2018 Roddenberry Fellowship. The Fellowship is a 12-month program enabling recipients to further projects to make the United States more inclusive and equitable. Fellows each receive $50,000 and tailored support to help implement their projects. Kimberly was selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants. She is the co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of black women from the voting booth to elected office.
The project Kimberly will pursue during her Fellowship is #BlackWomenVote, which is a nonpartisan voter-activism campaign powered by Higher Heights. The campaign will provide black women with the resources and support to mobilize their networks to the voting booth and foster conversations to discuss how to make sure that the impact and influence of black women is recognized on Election Day.
The Roddenberry Foundation, launched in 2010 to honor the life and legacy of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, offers opportunities for original thinkers and innovators from all walks of life to pursue significant, lasting social change.
Holy Cross President Katy Prebble with Kimberly in 2016.