UJIMA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Program Participants

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Program Participants will have the opportunity to learn new skills in the following areas of business, leadership development, organizational and management skills, diversity and inclusion, strategic communication etc.

The ideal applicant should be highly self-motivated, independent and have a strong interest in community engagement and leadership development. Applicants must demonstrate how they actively engage in the betterment of their communities through their activities and previous accomplishments.

As a program participant, the fellowship will provide you with the necessary leadership skills to be effective leaders in various organizational structures and give you first-hand experience as a member of an ABCC.

Potential Benefits

Through this fellowship, you will gain the following skills and experiences:

  • Develop leadership skills and knowledge of organizational strategies and tools to become an effective leader 

  • Demonstrate increased self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth 

  • Understand the inner workings of the organizational framework of ABCCs during their placement 

  • Become more involved in the community and care for the environment. 

  • Acquire valuable leadership skills they can put into action 

  • Meet like-minded leaders and develop meaningful professional relationships

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this fellowship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a member of the Black community 

  • Be between the ages of 18 – 35 

  • Currently enrolled or graduated from a post-secondary institution 

  • Demonstrate volunteer experience within community initiatives, civic engagement and/or business experience

  • Must be a resident in Edmonton or Calgary for the respective cohort

Program Information

Ujima Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for COHORT 5 in Edmonton and Calgary.

  • Classes will be held weekly on Saturday mornings

COHORT FIVE

Duration:

August 2024 to March 2025

Application Deadlines

Cohort Five

  •  June 30, 2024

 

Class Format

All in classes will in person instructions.

Time Commitment

Average time commitment will be 4 -6 hours a month and will be dependent on final placements.

Cost

There is no cost for the Ujima Fellowship program to the participants.

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How to Apply

All applicants must complete the submission form according to the specified deadline above and provide the following documents:

  • CV/Resume 

  • One reference letter—An academic reference is preferred. A professional or character reference is also acceptable. Reference will be used to help us determine your level of community involvement, and highlight your past accomplishments that demonstrate why you are the best candidate for this fellowship.

  • Proof of Enrollment/Completion—Please provide a proof of enrollment if you are currently enrolled or a copy of your degree/certificate if you have graduated. (Ex. unofficial transcripts, current course list, copy of degree/certificate)

  • Government Issued ID
  • Letter of Intent (optional)- A 500-word letter of intent is only required for a board placement. ABCC placements are not a mandatory component of the Ujima Fellowship Program.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ujima.fellowship@africacentre.ca

For more information about the program check out our Program Participants Information Package.

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