Six community organizing groups from across the country, together with the Alliance for a Just Society, and Yale professor Daniel Martinez-HoSang, are collaborating to host organizing fellowships for Yale College students in the summer of 2021. The fellowships build on a successful 2020 pilot involving ten Yale College students. This is not a formal program offered by Yale, but instead provides a supported opportunity for Yale students to gain organizing experience through a structured and supported fellowship.
Grassroots organizing is a crucial part of making lasting and effective change. Spend next summer with some of the most exciting grassroots organizations making a change around the country. Learn organizing basics, get hands-on experience building organizational power, and developing the skills and leadership of grassroots members.
The program seeks to:
1.Give aspiring organizers a structured experience of mentorship, training, and practical experience to build and strengthen their organizing skills outside of a campus setting
2. Increase the capacity of local and state organizing campaigns by placing and mentoring Yale student organizing fellows in these efforts.
Students interested in being considered for the program and placement should complete the interest form below by December 1.
Fellowship interest form opens: November 10-December 1
Phone interviews: December 1-19
Students invited to apply for Yale funding: January-February, 2021
Remote orientation and skill training: May 21-22, 2021
Fellowship Dates: June 14-July 31, 2021
Applications should be completed by December 1, 2020 and acceptance into the program will be decided by January 15, 2021. Phone interviews will take place during the first three weeks of December. Upon acceptance, fellows will be expected to apply for funding from the many Yale resources and programs that support such efforts, many of which have been compiled here.
Questions? Please contact Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interest/application form is now available here.