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FAQs

Do I have to be formerly incarcerated to be eligible? 

No, having served time in a youth facility, jail, or prison is not a requirement of the fellowship. However, the goal of this fellowship is to develop the skills of individuals with justice-involvement and build on past experiences to drive transformative change in the justice system. Some level of justice-involvement is required, whether this includes you or a family member.

Can I save and resume my application at a later time? 

No, the application must be completed and submitted all at once. However, you can view the entire application so you can prepare the required materials ahead of time before submitting. 

I want to apply, but I don't think my writing is a good representation of myself and my work. What can I do?

We encourage applicants with various strengths to apply, and we want to hear from you regardless of your writing abilities! The application includes an opportunity to supplement your written responses with media links. This could be an article or video that highlights your community involvement, or it could be something you create specifically for the application (ex: a video introduction of yourself).

If you require additional accommodations, please contact us by email or phone, listed below.

Who should I include as a reference? 

We would prefer a professional or academic reference that does not include friends or family. Examples could include elders, teachers, mentors, volunteer supervisors, managers or employers. 

Where and when is the fellowship?

  • Session 1: Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (Sacramento, CA)
  • Session 2: Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Session 3: Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)

How many fellows will be accepted into this program? 

A maximum of 15 applicants will be selected.  


Contact nextgenfellowshipcal@gmail.com or (415) 400-5214 with questions.

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