Notley Fellows

About the Fellowship

The Notley Fellowship convenes impact-driven young professionals across industries in programming and projects dedicated to social impact. Throughout the year-long program, Fellows learn from and work directly with the community’s foremost experts and leaders, contributing their talents and building upon their passions. We equip rising changemakers with the resources and network to elevate their impact.


Since 2018, the Notley Fellowship has provided a mix of programming, professional development and immersive projects to empower Fellows as they innovate and build a strong network of social leaders, mentors and collaborators. The program focuses on education and skills development through engaging conversations with some of their city’s biggest trailblazers of social innovation on a monthly cadence. Simultaneously, Fellows deploy their skills, passions and network to collaboratively address a community issue, working directly with initiatives across the ecosystem.


of Fellows are C-Suite, Founders and Executive Directors


Social Impact Projects Launched through the Notley Fellows Program


Companies Represented


Total Fellows in the Notley Ecosystem Across 8 Classes


Networking and Educational Events Hosted in 2023


Total Hosted Events with Prominent Austin and San Antonio Leaders

Steve Adler

Former Mayor of Austin

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

American scholar, teacher and leading public voice on race issues

Julia Cheek

CEO & Founder of Everly Health

Jeremy Smith

Co-Founder & CEO of Civitech

Leadership & Professional Development Sessions

Fellows have intimate, candid conversations and workshops that dive deeper into how changemakers create, scale and grow initiatives. These conversations shine a light on the intersecting social issues facing our communities and provide opportunities for Fellows to directly engage with leaders.

Network Expansion

The Notley Fellowship is not just a program, it’s a community. Each cohort helps shape and direct the Fellowship experience. Fellows immediately have access to our growing ecosystem of social impact leaders. We are here along the way to help facilitate connections and make all the introductions …one of the many lifetime perks of being Notley Fellow.

Monthly class socials
Ongoing networking across classes
Annual Homecoming Weekend for Alumni

Community Engagement

Fellows commit to exploring and executing a leadership role in the impact area of their choosing during their time as a Fellow. Fellows will work alongside nonprofits, social innovators and community leaders, expanding their work or investigating new concepts.

This engagement allows Fellows to apply learnings from the speaker events and professional development sessions to address pressing community issues they care most about. Fellows also have the opportunity to share their progress and workshop roadblocks during monthly meetups with their cohort.


Join a nonprofit board

Apply your professional skills in a volunteer leadership capacity at a nonprofit

Chair and/ or join a board committee

Host an event in support of a nonprofit

Meet a fundraising goal

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