Apply to be a part of EPU’s Unum Academy!

Application Deadline is September 30, 2023

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.

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Meet the Inaugural Unum Academy Members

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.

Amaya Griffin

Georgia State University

Valerie Johnson

Southern University and A&M College

Jada Ross

University of Tampa

Bryce Scott

Nicholls State University

Zoe Smith

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Isis Taylor

Southern University and A&M College

Walter Townsend

Tougaloo College