YOUTH PROGRAMS

Community Partners

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The Ujima Fellowship program relies on the willingness and collaboration of existing agencies, boards, commissions, and committees (ABCC) for the success of this program. As a Community Partner, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in supporting diversity and inclusion in your organizations by providing opportunities for young Black leaders to gain first-hand experience of the inner workings of ABCCs.

Each ABCC placement will require a designated person to support and provide guidance for the program participant. Host ABCCs must be able to accommodate and guide the program participants during the placement.

Duties and Responsibilities

Host ABCCs will be responsible for providing support and guidance to the program participant. Some duties include the following:

  • Provide the participant with an overview of your mission, goals, rules & regulations, etc. 

  • Provide an environment for the participant to learn the framework of your agency, board, commission, or committee. 

  • Provide opportunities for the participant to observe and participate (if possible) at agency, board, commission, and committee meetings 

  • Encourage and engage the participant in your planning efforts, activities, or events, etc 

  • Provide an agenda and if appropriate, supporting materials for meetings to the participant

Potential Benefits

The Ujima Fellowship program will benefit your ABCC in the following ways:

  • Bring in fresh and diverse perspectives 

  • Bring in passionate Black youth with demonstrated civic engagement experiences who what to be active and engaged in community-building 

  • An opportunity to recruit diverse members into your organization and boards 

  • An opportunity to utilize the various skills and talents of the program participants 

  • An opportunity to strengthen the Black community by creating strong Black future leaders

If your agency, board, commission, or committee is interested in being a part of the Ujima Fellowship Program please contact us at ujima.fellowship@africacentre.ca

For more information about what we are looking for in an ABCC host, see our Community Partners Information Package.

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