2021 Program Dates: Applications accepted until May 30. Program begins August and runs through December.
To intentionally foster civic innovation, including equity-related projects, we've developed this program to give innovators the space, network, and support to realize success.
who are passionate about bringing change to our community. Fellows understand how challenging this work can be, and bring a sense of humility combined with a track record of perseverance. We encourage fellows from all backgrounds but prioritize funding for those from historically underrepresented groups or those working on equity-related projects. Your project can be in the "idea" or "ready to pilot" phase. You need to be committed to taking action during the fellowship but not need to have demonstrated progress to apply.
individuals who have a civic project or idea that is ready for a pilot phase up to micro-organizations (budgets under $10,000). Projects do not need to be tech or data related, but participants should be open to how tech and data can support their goals. This is a leadership development program, meant to build the foundation to become a civic innovator, with focus on growth mindset, design process, business education, technology/data literacy skills, government and community relations, intervention practices, and other topics to build problem solving skills.
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Complete the application here, it's due by 5/30/2021.