Accepting Applications for the 2022 National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement!

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement. Applications are due online on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST. 

About the Fellowship

The National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement is an intensive 8-10 week 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 over 200 fellows. Fellows have gone on to become staff, volunteers, cultural workers, healers and activists in their communities.

The fellowship program will run from June 6 to August 12, 2022, 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 their understanding of community organizing and civic engagement. At the beginning of the program, fellows will also participate in a week-long training and orientation held in the Bay Area, CA pending any changed assessments about COVID-19. The fellowship program closes with a retreat in the Bay Area, CA. 

Our host organizations are grassroots community-based organizations that are leading local and national work on a range of issues from workers rights, immigrant justice, youth organizing, housing, and environmental justice, and gentrification and displacement. This year, we have 13 potential host organizations that are rooted in Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Potential host organizations are located in California, the Midwest, Northeast, and North Carolina. They are working in Chinese, Mien, Korean, Bengali, Khmer, Filipino, Hmong, and Vietnamese communities.

Some ways fellows have supported organizations include:

  • conducting outreach and education in public housing, transit corridors, and working class neighborhoods
  • developing curriculum and conducting 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

Applications are due online Monday, January 31st at 11:59 PST for the 2022 National Fellowship Program for Asian American Organizing and Civic Engagement. 

Contact with any questions.