UJIMA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
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.
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
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
The 2023/2024 Ujima Fellowship Program consists of four cohorts offered throughout the year.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(Edmonton and Calgary)
(Edmonton and Calgary)
Cohort Three applications are open from Oct. 4, 2023 - Oct. 22, 2023
Cohort Four applications will open on Dec. 4 - Dec. 31, 2023
All in classes will in person instructions.
Average time commitment will be 4 -6 hours a month and will be dependent on final placements.
There is no cost for the Ujima Fellowship program to the participants.
How to Apply
All applicants must complete the submission form according to the specified deadline above and provide the following documents:
500 Word Personal Essay—Please highlight what makes you the best candidate for this position, the skills and attributes you will add to an ABCC and how this fellowship aligns with your future goals.
One reference letter—The reference letter can be from a professor, teacher, employer, co-worker, or volunteer supervisor. Academic references are preferred.
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)