New Opportunity: End The Epidemics Grassroots Fellowship ProgramPosted August 12, 2022
End The Epidemics Grassroots Fellowship Program
End the Epidemics (ETE) is excited to announce a new Grassroots Fellowship Program! The program is part of the coalition’s commitment to building people power across the state to fight for policies that will help to achieve greater health equity by centering the voices and experiences of impacted communities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and people who use drugs.
Up to 20 fellows will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive 4-day training by Midwest Academy at the beginning of their fellowship that will cover the fundamentals of community organizing and how to build strategic advocacy campaigns with a racial justice lens. The live, online training will take place from 10am-3pm on September 28-29, and October 11-12. Each fellow will receive a $400 stipend to participate in the training.
Midwest Academy is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice. Since 1973, Midwest Academy has been the go-to training program for community organizers across the progressive movement. From local neighborhood groups to statewide and national organizations, Midwest Academy has trained over 25,000 grassroots activists from hundreds of organizations and coalitions.
Following the 4-day training, fellows will be asked to dedicate up to 5 hours each month from November 2022-June 2023 to participate in the ETE Community Engagement Working Group, attend monthly coalition calls, and help to organize any local actions or outreach. ETE will also provide ongoing training opportunities for fellows related to community organizing, policy advocacy, and communications.
ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
- The Grassroots Fellowship Program is open to anyone in California who is at least 18 years old.
- BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people who use drugs, people with lived experience, and other impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
- An organizational affiliation is not required to apply. However, applicants with an organizational affiliation must receive approval from their supervisor to apply.
- Fellows will be expected to complete an intensive 4-day community organizing training at the beginning of their fellowship. The live, online training will take place from 10am – 3pm on September 28-29, and October 11-12.
- Fellows will be asked to dedicate up to 5 hours each month from November 2022-June 2023 to participate in the ETE Community Engagement Working Group, attend monthly coalition calls, and help to organize any local actions or outreach.
- Fellows will be a bridge to local communities on the ground and help to elevate the voices and experiences of impacted community members through targeted outreach and organizing.
- Applicants who work for an organization and are selected for the fellowship will be required to submit a letter from their supervisor indicating support for their participation and for receiving the $400 stipend. A template support letter will be provided.
The deadline for applications to be submitted is 5pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
The next ETE coalition call will be an opportunity to learn more about the Grassroots Fellowship Program and to ask questions. The call will be on Wednesday, August 17 at 2pm and is open to anyone interested in the program regardless of coalition membership. For a calendar invite with Zoom link, contact Ryan Clary: email@example.com.
Please direct any questions about the Grassroots Fellowship Program to Ryan Clary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ETE is a statewide coalition that advocates for anti-racist policies and funding priorities to eliminate health inequities among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) while working collaboratively to end the syndemic of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), viral hepatitis, and overdose in California.
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