Dr. Robert Russa Moton placed enormous value on the importance of the family, the power of education and the blessings of freedom.
With the primary focus of shaping and nurturing African American leaders, these core values which guided Dr. Moton’s work also frame the programs of The Gloucester Institute.
Moton recognized that Holly Knoll provided the perfect backdrop for building community and explorations in education and freedom. Four of the six major programs
are housed on the Holly Knoll campus in Gloucester, Virginia. Participants enjoy everything from the restful seclusion of wooded trails to the refined elegance of dinners in the manor house.
The major programs of the Gloucester Institute are listed below:
The Gloucester Institute (TGI) offers highly competitive paid fellowships for talented minority graduate students to work in the TGI administrative office just minutes outside of Washington, DC. Fellows work on a wide range of projects involving administrative, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, program support and event planning. This fellowship experience enhances participant's networking, communications, project management, and critical thinking skills.
The Emerging Leader's Program trains young African American college student leaders to successfully navigate their way through the social, political and business worlds. The program emphasizes practical skills, such as writing, speaking, networking and business and social etiquette.
THE MOTON FORUM
The Moton Forum is designed to continue the legacy of Dr. Robert Russa Moton by providing an opportunity for leaders to meet and engage in civil discourse on the most important issues of the day.
This program for 30 somethings offers young professionals counsel as they enter a pivotal stage in their professional and personal lives.
The Citizenship Project promotes civic responsibility and personal freedom by helping individuals understand the critical role they as American citizens play in the public policy process. It is a continuation of a program initiated in 1999 by Gloucester Institute founder Kay Coles James.