2019 Obama Foundation Fellowship Application is Live!

Americas, News, September 4 2018

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA: The Obama Foundation Fellowship is a two-year, non-residential program that offers hands-on training, resources, and leadership development to help Fellows scale the impact of their work. Fellows participate in four multi-day gatherings where they collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow pursues a personalized plan to leverage the Fellowship experience to take their work to the next level.

The Obama Foundation Fellowship are selecting a new class of 20 civic innovators from around the world – transformational leaders who have demonstrated a meaningful impact and are poised to use the two-year Fellowship program to take their work to the next level. The Obama Foundation Fellows are a diverse set of leaders who bring a community-centered approach to science, criminal justice, healthcare, education, the arts, and more. Together they model the powerful truth that each of us has a role to play in civic life.

Of the five criteria the Foundation look for in Fellows, they draw attention to two in particular:

  • Civic innovators –  they are looking for leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change, addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Check out this blog post for more.
  • Talented, but not connected – They believe in expanding the circle of opportunity to include new and varied voices. They are looking for individuals who haven’t received major Fellowships or global attention and who might not otherwise find this opportunity.

Applications close on September 18. You can read more about the Fellowship opportunity here and meet the incredible class of 2018 Obama Fellows here.

 

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