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
Host ABCCs are able to select from the following dates to host an intern:
Placement One : March 7, 2023
Placement Two : July 4, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about what we are looking for in an ABCC host, see our Community Partners Information Package.