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October 2020 News

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2021 John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows Program

Deadline for Fellowship Applications: January 11, 2021

The Weingart Foundation is excited to launch the second cohort of the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows program, designed to strengthen the network of next-generation social justice and racial equity leaders in Southern California. Twelve emerging leaders will be selected to engage in transformative leadership development training, peer learning and coaching over an 18-month period.

The idea for this program originated in March 2017, when our Foundation convened 170 philanthropic colleagues and nonprofit leaders for a day-long discussion on “Achieving Equity” in Southern California. Participants identified the need to develop, support and sustain leadership for movement building. The Foundation subsequently convened an advisory group of movement builders and commissioned a study to better understand the region’s leadership development infrastructure. Based on our learnings, the Weingart Foundation launched the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows program, named after the late civic leader who began his lifelong social justice career as a student activist during the civil rights movement.

Applications are due by January 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. Fellows will be announced by early March 2021. For more information on the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows program, including eligibility, selection criteria and how to apply, click here.