We are now accepting applications for the 2016 National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement. Applications are due online on February 12, 2016. Apply here.
About the Fellowship
The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement is an intensive 10-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.
Over the last two years, the Seeding Change Fellowship has graduated 43 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 to August 2016. Fellows will be placed with a community-based organization, where they will spend at least 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.
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
For more information about the fellowship, visit: http://www.seeding-change.org/programs/fellowship/
Contact linda “@” seeding-change.org with any questions.