We bring Fellows together over 18 months to learn and exchange ideas. The first phase will involve learning about equity and designing a responsive equity initiative. We’ll focus on:
- Foundational skill-building in applying a racial equity framework,
- Using disaggregated data to make the case for equity,
- Communicating effectively about equity, and
- Building strong partnerships with community.
In the second phase, we’ll support Fellows as they implement the project they’ve developed. Fellows will receive baseline funding of $10,000 for their projects, with the opportunity to apply for additional funding from EPU. (Note that during the fellowship a fiscal agent relationship must be established with a non-profit, community-based organization for project funding to be dispersed.)
However, we believe this fellowship is about more than money to do your work. Your cohort will become your community. You’ll be part of a tight-knit, catalytic group of fellows interested in climate and environmental justice who will be working on their projects alongside you.
You’ll be supported by experts stationed inside EPU and external advisors to EPU. You’ll have use of our deep connections to and across the South, its communities, its policymakers, and its racial justice champions, clergy, artists, movers, and shakers.