The ELLA Fellowship Program is based on SNLP's central philosophy that opportunities for community leadership are integral to addressing issues affecting young women.
The ELLA (Engage, Learn, Lead, and Act) Fellowship, named for civil rights leader, Ella Baker, offers young women aged 16-22 the opportunity to develop and implement their own leadership project with specialized guidance from SNLP. The Fellowship includes a generous award and additional allowance to implement a social justice project that addresses issues in the Fellow's community. All Fellows are required to attend monthly retreats, committing to a 9-month Fellowship cycle starting in October and culminating in June with a project showcase.
In order to be eligible, youth must:
Be a self-identified young woman between the ages of 16 and 22
Have at least 2 years of prior leadership experience
Commit to attending monthly retreats in the New York City area
Identify a mentor to support your community-based work
Be a self-motivated, passionate, and committed individual that wants to make change in your community
Have a good understanding of a social justice issue affecting a community you belong to
Desire to develop leadership skills and increase your self confidence
October 1, 2014
June 30, 2015
up to $300 a month
HOW TO APPLY
We are currently seeking applications for the 2014-2015 ELLA Fellowship Program. Please visit our website to read more and download the application HERE.
The application deadline is Friday, August 15th, 2014!
If you know any interested youth, please have them contact me at email@example.com call 212.391.8664.