2019 Walking College Fellowship Application
The Walking College is an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. Each year, Walking College Fellowships are awarded to community change agents working alone, in organizations, or in professions such as public health, planning, transportation, or education. Please complete this application by 5pm Eastern on February 28th to be considered for the 2019 class.

Instructions and advice for applicants:

• Please answer all of the following questions.
• You are not expected to be an expert in walkable community design or policies. Our goal is to select a diverse class of advocates who are poised to take their local work to the next level and, for whom, the Walking College will be a critical catalyst.
• We are looking for concise answers to all of the questions, and so the response fields on the application page will accept a maximum of 600 characters (about 100 words). However, you may send additional documents with your application, if you wish (see final question).
*This form does not allow you to save as you go. You can download a copy of the questions to prepare your answers here http://bit.ly/2BoOJ62
• Submit your completed application by 5:00 pm Eastern on Friday, February 28th.

Questions About You
Please complete this information to help us learn a little bit about you.
Your Name *
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Street Address *
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Street Address 2
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Email Address *
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Phone Number *
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Which one of the following best describes you? *
Are you affiliated with an agency, organization or business? If so, please describe and explain how this affiliation might align with your Walking College fellowship. *
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The Walking College program requires a substantial time commitment - approximately 5-10 hours of work per week. Please explain how you will incorporate this work into your existing work and life commitments. *
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Why do you want to be a Walking College Fellow? *
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How long have you been working to promote walking and/or walkable community design? *
What have you done to promote walking and/or walkable community design during that time? If you have not been involved in this arena to-date, why are you interested in getting involved now? *
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America Walks supports developing a more diverse and inclusive walking movement. Please indicate the race/ethnicity you most closely identify with (you may select more than one). *
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We are also looking for diversity with respect to age, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexuality, experience, physical ability, geography and other factors. How would you add to the diversity of the 2019 Walking College class? *
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What else do you want us to know about you? *
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Part B: Questions About Your Community
Please answer these questions about the community that you live and/or work in which will be the focus of your Walking College fellowship.
What is the name of the community (neighborhood, town, city, or county) in which you are working to promote walking and walkability? *
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What is the approximate population of this community? *
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Which of the following best describes your community? (You may select more than one) *
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Describe your community (you may refer to population, demographics, key institutions, urban/rural character, land-use patterns, transportation systems, walkability, etc.). *
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This program requires the creation of a Walking Action Plan (WAP), a document that outlines goals and strategies for improving walking and/or walkability in your community. Click here (http://bit.ly/2soQxqH) to find some examples of previous years' WAPs. Please sketch a short, rough outline of a problem you would like to address through a WAP, understanding that you may change your mind about what work on should you gain acceptance to the Walking College. You might also propose up to three strategies for addressing the problem you have identified and any background you see fit about why this goal is important. *
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What community organizations exist in your community with an interest in walking, walkability, access/mobility, social equity, transportation, health, and related topics? *
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Describe any programs and/or events in your community that promote walking and walkability. *
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Describe any current street design or construction projects in your community that promote walking, active living, etc. *
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Describe any existing or proposed local public policies (such as "Complete Streets" or "Vision Zero") in your community that promote walking, active living, etc.? *
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What is your community’s biggest opportunity related to walking and walkability? *
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What is your community’s biggest challenge related to walking and walkability? *
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What else do you want us to know about your community? *
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Part C: Questions About Your Vision
Use the answers in this section to tell us what you want to see improved or changed in your community.
What is your vision for walking and walkability in your community? *
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How will your participation in the Walking College help your community advance that vision? *
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Part D: Additional information
Additional materials are not required, but if you wish to submit any additional documents or materials as part of your application, please email them to Emilie Bahr at ebahr@americawalks.org and list them below.
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