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CHANGE MAKERS
COHORT 2




"Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

APPLY TO BECOME A CHANGE MAKER

APPLICATION WILL OPEN AUG 2, 2022 AND CLOSE AUG 26, 2022

The goal of Black Citizen is to build community power by investing in emerging leaders who seek to sustain the movement for Black lives by transforming their local communities. We believe movements are enlightened by people interwoven into the fabric of community and must be properly resourced to sustain. 

Four our Emerging Leaders Cohort 2, we will offer micro grants up to $10,000, professional leadership coaching, and an opportunity to publish original work through a collaboration with Last Gen Publishing.

We are excited to announce the launch of our second cohort of the Emerging Leaders program.

With your help, 6 new organizers will achieve:

  • better defined social agency

  • increased competency around movement building

  • adoption of tools to collectively challenge oppressive systems

  • and a thought leadership platform to scale their impact through others


PROGRAM DETAILS

The 6-month program consists of:

  • Professional 1:1 weekly leadership coaching through our partner A-Plan Coaching

  • Monthly group coaching to share experiences and discuss strategies about how to build power, building a personal brand, career exploration, and dealing with mental health at work and in community

  • Publishing a cohort-wide e-book showcasing each member’s expertise

  • Recording interviews and podcasts to amplify cohort voices


Ideal applicants:

  • Are located in the Bay Area

  • Actively leading movements in their local communities

  • Focus areas: Increasing Civic Engagement Among Black Voters, Addressing Economic and Wealth Disparities, K-12 Education, General Health & Wellness, Climate Justice, General Support for Disenfranchised Communities

Check out members from Cohort #1.

If you are interested in donating to this fund OR starting your own please see instructions here or email us directly hello@blackcitizen.org.

Although this fund will be invite-only, if you are interested in receiving a micro-grant please see full instructions here.

Sponsors of this fund include: Walter and Elise Haas Foundation, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, AT&T, Salesforce, CA Black Freedom Fund, Dibianca Impact Fund, Ellington Promise Fund, and Baugher-Casteel Family.