The Jahajee Sisters Leadership & Empowerment Institute Application
We are delighted to invite you to apply to the Jahajee Sisters Leadership & Empowerment Institute! We welcome women, including trans women, and gender-nonconforming people ages 18-60 to apply. (If you are not in this age range and want to apply still, we are willing to make exceptions, so let us know)!

The Leadership & Empowerment Institute will train you to become a courageous and bold leader who is ready to challenge gender injustice in our community and beyond. You will have an opportunity to learn about Indo-Caribbean history, including a focus on Indo-Caribbean women's history. You will engage in a healing and transformative process that will allow you to realize your potential, discover your purpose and step into your full personal power. We will provide two coaching sessions to support you with this process. Furthermore, to support your feminist leadership, you will engage in political education that will allow you to build an intersectional gender justice analysis. And, you will learn new skills in community organizing, direct action, advocacy, communications, and fundraising.

Please note that this is a 6-month training program. It opens with a 2-day retreat on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 followed by 5 full-day sessions from November 2017 through March 2018. The sessions will be held on the second Saturday of each month: November 11th, December 9th, January 13th, February 10th and March 10th at the Blue Star Center of New York (125-02 111th Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11420). For folks coming from the Bronx, ride shares will be arranged for you to travel to Queens.

Attendance is required at all sessions. There is a $150 tuition for the entire Leadership & Empowerment Institute. If you are unable to pay this fee, scholarships are available. The deadline to apply for the program has been extended to Friday, September 30th. If you have questions, need assistance with the application, or are inquiring about the scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact us at JahajeeSisters@gmail.com.

Contact & Demographic Information
We are asking that you fill out demographic information in this application to ensure that we have a diverse cohort of community members for the Leadership & Empowerment Institute.
First Name
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Address 1
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Best time to reach you via phone
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Gender Identity
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Faith/Religion
Do you belong to or attend a house of worship in the Bronx or Queens (church, mandir, masjid, ect.)? Please share all affiliations.
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Are you involved with any cultural, service, or social justice organizations? If so, which ones? Please share all community affiliations.
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Application Questions
Please answer the questions to the best of your ability and if you need any support, email us at JahajeeSisters@gmail.com
Why do you want to be a part of this Leadership & Empowerment Institute?
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What leadership, community organizing or activism experience do you have? Please describe.
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What are some of the challenges and issues you feel are affecting the Indo-Caribbean community in New York City, particularly Indo-Caribbean women and girls?
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Please describe what you think you can do to create change in the Indo-Caribbean community.
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Have you ever been a part of any leadership training before? Please share all relevant experience(s).
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How do you imagine that this Leadership & Empowerment Institute will help you? How will you benefit from it?
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Reflect on your existing strengths and areas for growth as a leader. What are your strengths? What are your areas for growth?
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Briefly describe one short-term and one long-term leadership goal that you would like to begin working toward through the Leadership & Empowerment Institute.
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Briefly describe one short-term and one long-term personal goal that you would like to begin working toward through the Leadership & Empowerment Institute.
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What conversations are ripe for you at this time? What would you like to explore with other like-minded and like-hearted Indo-Caribbean women through this institute?
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At the end of this 6-month Leadership & Empowerment Institute, what will shift in your leadership and life? Please describe.
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Please share a brief bio (no more than 500 words).
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Are you able to pay the $150 institute participation fee?
If no, do you need a scholarship to attend this institute? Please share why.
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