Our program is designed to fit the needs of working professionals. The Fellowship includes:
You’re thinking of our Service Corps, where we place participants at jobs and they live together for a year. The Fellowship is different – it’s about supporting you in your current work. So no need to leave your job or pack up your bags.
The New York Fellowship cohort will run from December 2016-June 2017, and the Chicago Fellowship cohort will run from January-June 2017.
Our Fellows come from lots of different backgrounds, but if the list below sounds like you, then you should definitely apply.
Participating in the Fellowship costs just $500. You’ll get months of learning and retreats for the average cost of a single weekend at a professional conference. Consider asking your employer to pay all or part of the fee out of their professional development funds if those are available. Payment plans and opportunities for scholarships are available if cost is a potential barrier for you.
We define social and economic work broadly, as working to address a wide range of pressing local and national issues. This includes professionals providing services to low-income individuals or groups of people, helping organize communities to fight for systemic change, serving at government offices helping constituents in need, teachers or librarians working to build the skills of people to fight their way out of poverty, people serving in health clinics, working on food justice or helping people make their workplace better. Take a look at previous Fellows to get a sense of the diverse profiles of our participants.
Service Corps alumni are not eligible to be Fellows, but the Fellows will be a part of the larger Avodah network and alumni will have the opportunity to mentor them, share ideas and network with members of the Fellowship. One significant way Service Corps alumni can shape the Fellowship is to help with recruitment by sharing with your networks, and spreading the word to colleagues, friends, and work contacts you think would make great members of the Fellowship.