Erie House Youth Program Director Chosen for Selective Leadership Training Course at Northwestern University


September 30, 2016 | Chicago, IL

Joshua FulcherErie Neighborhood House director of Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth Joshua Fulcher was recently chosen from thousands of interested leaders from across the country to participate in The Allstate Foundation’s Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership Program. The yearlong, four-session leadership course brings together a variety of nonprofit executives to learn from top industry and business experts how to accomplish more in their organizations—and transform the nonprofit sector and their communities in the process.
With the first three days of instruction wrapping up September 22, Fulcher said his biggest takeaway so far has been delving into qualities that make for an effective leader.

“The expertise and insight on the subject of leadership that they’re bringing to the table is impressive,” said Fulcher, who oversees the Erie House Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program for youth ages 12 to 18 as well as the school-age program for children ages 5 to 12. “I look forward to learning ways in which I can grow in order to make our team more effective.”

Now in its third year, The Allstate Foundation’s Greater Good Program – which is offered at no cost to participants and their organizations – provides leadership coaching for nonprofit executives, helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses and improve communications with stakeholders, among other topics. The 12 days of academic learning are broken up into four three-class sessions taught by faculty from the prestigious Northwestern University Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management. The program also creates a network of people passionate about improving their communities, and gives those in the nonprofit community the tools to take their careers and organizations to the next level.

Greater Good participants also receive a $2,500 stipend from The Allstate Foundation to pursue additional training and development opportunities.

Due to the demand for the program, class size has nearly doubled since the first year, and The Allstate Foundation plans to add online courses to make the class available to even more people. To find more information about the program, eligibility requirements or the application process, visit

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About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit

Erie Neighborhood House (ENH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that reaches 18,000 people annually, empowering them to build better lives while strengthening their communities. ENH offers Chicago’s Latinx and diverse low-income residents a range of community-based education programs. With forward-thinking leadership, ENH is committed to continuing its legacy of cost effective, award-winning programming. For more information, please visit

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