Regional Fellowships

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College awards a select number of Fellowships each year to individuals to help build their leadership capacity for advancing social justice in Kalamazoo County. For more information on previous fellowships, visit the Past Fellows page

Goals of the Fellowship:

  • Provide leadership development opportunities for community members from across the region who are committed to social justice issues.
  • Help leaders in the region 1) Identify strategies to increase their effectiveness in social justice leadership 2) Gain direct support for work on projects that address the root causes of specific issues.
  • Increase the capacity of organizations and projects in Kalamazoo County to engage in high-impact social justice work

Program Components:

  • Fellowships take place from November—June 
  • Fellows will be selected via a competitive application process.
  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 + funds for travel and project-related expenses.

All fellows must:

  1. Implement a project in their local organization and community.
  2. Attend at least 10 hours of professional development with priority given to events or training sponsored by the ACSJL.
  3. Participate in at least five (5) coaching sessions with ACSJL Executive Director.
  4. Present a final talk to the public that addresses a) what they set out to do b) what they learned and c) next steps.

Fellowship applications are currently closed. Join the ACSJL email list to receive announcements about the Regional Fellowship and other ACSJL activities.