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Apply Today to be a 2018 Seeding Change Fellow — Due 1/26/18 (extended)

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.

Read more about the fellowship program.

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.

Meet the 2018 Potential Host Sites

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:

Contact with any questions.

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SOUL 2015 National Youth Organizing Training Institute

Seeding Change is proud to co-sponsor the SOUL‘s 2015 National Youth Organizing Training Institute. Applications are due Friday, February 6, 2015.


West Coast: March 18, 19 & 20 : Oakland, CA
Co-sponsored by: CJJC, Coleman Advocates, Black Organizing Project & Seeding Change
To apply online: OAK individual application & OAK organizational application.
Apply by NEXT FRIDAY 2/6

​​The INSTITUTE 2015 is an introductory organizing training for young organizers, young member leaders, and youth organizers from across the country.

Participants will come together to build their skills, exchange lessons learned, and strategize to fight and win justice for our communities. We’ll develop a solid and systematic orientation to the fundamentals of organizing, including base-building, campaign strategy, and leadership development. Rooted in current youth struggles, the INSTITUTE will provide a unique space for emerging leaders to engage with the challenges and opportunities of the current moment, to advance our organizations and to build a stronger movement.

Participants will receive SOUL’s youth organizing curriculum manual, as well as breakfast and lunch for all days of training. Training fees range from $175 to $665, and are determined on a sliding scale based on organizational budget. The training fee does not cover lodging expenses. Lodging options in the area can range from $50-100 per night per person. Feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding accommodations.

Space for THE INSTITUTES is limited, so please do apply early!

:: Application Instructions ::

This application has two parts.

ORGANIZATIONAL APPLICATION. Organizational staff should complete this part of the application. Only one application per organization is required.

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION. Each person who is applying to attend the National Youth Organizing Training Institute must complete this individual application.

Each application can be submitted separately, but BOTH applications must be submitted online by the due date in order to be considered.

Oakland Institute application deadline is February 6, 2015.

To apply online: OAK individual application & OAK organizational application.

For more information, assistance, or to discuss your application with us, please email SOULat

Black Lives Matter

We Choose Resistance: National Call on Black & Asian Solidarity

Listen to the Call


We invite you to be on a National Call on Black and Asian Solidarity co-hosted by Seeding Change and Black Lives Matter on Sunday, December 14th from 7-8 pm (PST) / 9-10 pm (CST) and 10-11 pm (EST).

What are the best ways for Asians to show up for Black communities in the current moment? How do we struggle with anti-Black racism in our own communities? Why is Black and Asian solidarity a strategic movement intervention? Speakers will include: ChangeLabSoutheast Asian Freedom Network – SEAFNDRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving, and #BlackLivesMatter.

Check out these reflections and statements:

Please register and RSVP here:

This will be a video conference call. For audio, there will be a call-in number. Please download FUZE onto your computer at:

Call Hosts:
Seeding Change


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