The Civic Spring Fellowship National Program 2022 is now accepting applications.
The Civic Spring Fellowship National program gives youth-led groups from throughout the country the chance to lead a community project this summer.
Young people are developing skills to continue participating and making a significant change in the community as Civic Spring Fellows by concentrating on community projects.
- Youth-led initiatives addressing a local need relating to environmental justice, mental health, the 2022 elections, or COVID-19 may seek up to $25,000 in funding.
Requirements for the Civic Spring Fellowship National Program
Youth-driven and/or youth-focused groups or organizational partnerships are eligible to apply for the National Program. A 501(c)3 nonprofit must be the lead applicant.
Applicants must fit into one of the following categories:
- An organization that is led by young people;
- An organization that works in close collaboration with a youth-led group;
- A community-based organization that is working with young people to finish the CSF project proposal and has specific plans to include youth in project management and leadership;
- A national organization submitting an application in collaboration with a local youth-led organization or group that will lead the project in their neighborhood; a collaboration of local groups that can assist a youth-driven initiative.
Fellowship for Civic Spring CSF National Fellows will be selected from a pool of 8-12 young people (plus 2-3 adult practitioners if suitable) by national applicants. Youth Fellows who complete the 10-week fellowship – including satisfying the standards listed below – will be accepted to the Civic Spring National Network, which includes CSF fellows as well as civic leaders, practitioners, and others from throughout the nation-leading and working in civic spaces.
The following is a list of what fellow organizations are required to do:
- Focus on young people as project ideas, proposals, and executive leaders.
- Young people should be compensated for their time.
Fellows are required to do the following:
- Assist with and/or finish the project proposal
- Participate in the Civic Spring Fellowship Launch in 2022. (week of June 6)
- At least eight out of ten weekly 75-minute sessions must be attended (virtual)
- Keep track of your hours and progress with a time journal.
- Assisting with and/or completing the final report
- Report on progress and evaluation of the project (1 per Fellow)
a 1- to 2-minute video
Complete project-related questionnaires on a regular basis (quarterly for years 1-2, and annually for years 3-5)
The following is what fellows and fellow organizations may expect:
- Improved knowledge of how to identify and respond to community needs
Increased civic awareness, abilities, and attitudes
- Participation in a developing nationwide network of young people who work in public places
- Strategies for including individuals with a variety of viewpoints, beliefs, and life experiences, for example.
- In your town and beyond, connections to changemakers, leaders, community members, professionals, and organizations
How to Apply for the Civic Spring Fellowship National Program
Deadline for applications: April 29. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
To apply, go to this link.
Visit Civic Spring Fellowship for more information.
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