We believe that in order to create the kind of future we all deserve, we must understand our past, defend the gains made by those who came before us, and ignite and empower everyday people to build towards a fair and just future. A future that sees all of us as part of a legacy of change. We view youth as leaders who are capable of articulating their struggles and creating tangible solutions.
When those most affected by injustice are the leaders who find and implement solutions, we will create a sustainable world. We cultivate young leaders, build skills, and share an intersectional analysis that shifts policy, practice, and behavior in order to achieve and sustain gains.
To learn more visit ncignite.org
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMOur fellows are engaged in dynamic organizing efforts aligned with the framework of Ignite NC and centered around the issues that concern our communities. Some of these efforts have included campaigns for a livable wage, Black Lives Matter, UNC Board of Governors and administration accountability, HB2, and election protection.
Eligibility requirements:*Must be in North Carolina *Must be between the ages of 18-30 *Must be committed to social justice *Must be available for training January 12 - 15 training & evaluation convening April 13 - 15
Women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe in centering and elevating youth led leadership of the most marginalized among us. We believe that when we unite and organize we create change in our communities and throughout the state of North Carolina.
Fellowship term: January 12 - April 15