Greenlining Leadership Academy 2014-2015 Fellows

The Next Generation of Diverse LeadersThe 2014-2015 Greenlining Leadership Academy Fellows (from left to right): Anthony Galace, Zainab Badi, Joel Espino, Tariq Meyers • Get to know the Fellows

The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders who have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director. Each Fellowship experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. Although the curriculum is similar to that of the Associates program, Fellows are given more responsibility and independence to implement projects and programs. The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation. Each Fellowship cohort is made up of 4-6 people and includes Legal Fellows.

Fellows participate in leadership and skills development workshops, attend meetings with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Fellows receive regular mentorship, professional and personal skill development, and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, fundraise, testify at policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders.

Personal and Professional Development Workshops

Fellows participate in personal and professional development workshops that teach participants essential skills that will strengthen their capacity to contribute to their Greenlining experience as well as enhance their future opportunities.

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Workshops Include:

  • Public Speaking and Effective Presentations
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Negotiation Techniques
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Advocacy and Organizing Techniques
  • Sacramento Ins and Outs and Lobbying
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Research for Writing a Policy Brief
  • Effective Social Networking
  • Media Spokesperson and Communications

Applying for the Fellowship Program

2013-2014 Fellowship opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Bridges to Health
  • Environmental Equity
  • Economic Equity
  • Strengthening Our Democracy

A complete application requires:

  • Personal statement
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be sent with entire application package)
  • Copies of all higher education transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

Fellowship Application Submission Deadline: 5pm PST on February 6, 2014

Ready to Apply?

Law school students and recent graduates should see our Legal Academy page for Fellowship opportunities for those pursuing their JD degree.

Fellows work 37.5 hours per week and earn $34,300 per year plus health benefits.

Health Equity Fellowships

Greenlining Leadership Academy 2013 Health Equity Fellows

The Next Generation of Health LeadersThe 2014-2015 Greenlining Leadership Academy Health Equity Fellows (from left to right): Jessica Fuentes, Ozi Uduma, Juan Reynoso, Alheli Cuenca, Francisco Espinoza, Pang Vang • Get to know the Fellows

A new program begun in 2012 with a landmark grant is providing six emerging health advocates the opportunity to work within The California Endowment’s philanthropic programs to address community health disparities in California. Health Equity Fellows gain hands-on policy, advocacy and philanthropic experience and also benefit from the Greenlining Academy’s extensive leadership development curriculum. The Health Equity Fellowship is a year-long placement program that seeks to advance advocacy, research and policy projects related to Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in California, creating healthy school environments for low-income students, and fostering safe and healthy neighborhoods where youth and families can prosper. Fellows are placed at one of The California Endowment’s regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Personal and Professional Development Workshops

Fellows participate in personal and professional development workshops that teach participants essential skills that will strengthen their capacity to contribute to their Greenlining experience as well as enhance their future opportunities.

Workshops Include:

  • Public Speaking and Effective Presentations
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Negotiation Techniques
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Advocacy and Organizing Techniques
  • Sacramento Ins and Outs and Lobbying
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Research for Writing a Policy Brief
  • Effective Social Networking
  • Media Spokesperson and Communications
  • A Narrative for Health: Health Happens Here
  • Introduction to the Philanthropic Sector
  • Community Based Preventative Health Strategies
  • Introduction to Restorative Justice
  • Structural Equity and the Determinants of Health

A complete application requires:

  • Personal statement
  • A current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be sent with entire application package)
  • Copies of all higher education transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

Ready to Apply?

Fellowship Application Submission Deadline: 5pm PST on February 27, 2014

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