The Unum Academy is a leadership accelerator program of E Pluribus Unum (EPU), a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization whose mission is to build a more equitable and inclusive South. EPU focuses on cultivating
and empowering courageous leaders who are advancing racial equity, changing the divisive narratives that
perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, and championing transformative policy change.
The Unum Academy aims to support the growth and development of young people who have a desire
to change their communities through educational workshops, mentorship, and entry-level professional experience in order to cultivate youth leaders that can confidently advance equity on their campuses and
in their communities.
Click HERE to learn more about program requirements and eligibility.
In 2022, EPU created the inaugural Unum Academy leadership accelerator, with seven students from across five states. With a focus on self-exploration and building a deeper knowledge of specific equity-related issues, the Academy supports Southern college students on their personal equity journeys so they are prepared to take on larger leadership roles on their campuses and in their communities. The Academy experience culminates in a 200- hour paid summer internship with an equity- focused organization in the EPU network.