We are now accepting applications for the 2018 National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement. Applications are due online on January 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. Apply here. (Extended Deadline)
About the Fellowship
The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement is an intensive 10-12-week, full-time volunteer program that develops the leadership of a new generation of activists and organizers who are deeply invested in building the power of and improving the lives of working-class Asian immigrant communities.
Since its launch in 2014, the Seeding Change Fellowship has graduated 93 fellows. Fellows have gone on to become staff, volunteers and activists with their host sites or other organizations in the fellowship network.
The fellowship program will run from June 4 to August 16, 2018, with two start dates for the cohorts. Fellows will be placed with a community-based organization, where they will spend at least 8-10 weeks, working with the organization, immigrant leaders, and the local community. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their skills from grassroots fundraising, outreach and education, organizing, and language skills. Fellows will also deepen understanding of community organizing and civic engagement. At the beginning of the program, fellows will also participate in a week-long training and orientation in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fellowship program closes with a week-long closing retreat in August.
Our host organizations are grassroots community-based organizations that are leading local and national work on a range of issues from workers rights, immigrant rights, youth organizing, gentrification and displacement. This year, we have over 20 host organizations that are rooted in Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Host organizations are located in California, the Midwest, Northeast, and North Carolina. They are working in Chinese, Khmer, Filipino, Hmong, Muslim, South Asian, Vietnamese communities.
Fellows support organizations by:
- conducting outreach and education in public housing, transit corridors, and working class neighborhoods
- developed curriculum and conducted workshops for high school youth
- providing education and services to community members through workers and tenant rights community clinics
- organizing community festivals and climate justice march and convenings
- working directly with and alongside youth and adult leaders
Learn more about the fellowship by meeting our 2017 fellows and host sites.
For more information about the fellowship, visit: http://www.seeding-change.org/programs/fellowship/
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