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How to Apply

Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2019 Next Generation Fellowship! The 2019 NGF application period closed on August 18, 2019. Please stay tuned in for updates on this year's program and future opportunities.

In your application, you will be asked to include:

  • General contact information
  • Areas of policy interest
  • Professional and education history
  • References
  • Two short essays (300 word max)
  • Personal statement (400 word max)

Find out more in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.


Tentative Session Dates:

  • Session 1: Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Session 2: Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (Oakland, CA)
  • Session 3: Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 4, 2020 (Sacramento, CA)

Accommodations will be provided and travel costs will be reimbursed up to $300 per session. Fellows must commit to attending all three sessions.

Candidate Qualifications:

    • Formerly incarcerated and/or justice-involved adult (18+) with an interest in leveraging lived experience to effect change.
    • Resident of California. 
    • Demonstrated commitment to advocating for criminal and juvenile justice reform.
    • Interest in career advancement, education, and skill development related to social justice.
    • Currently engaged with a community or advocacy organization in some way (e.g. internship, volunteer work, employment).
    • Strong community ties and a passion for contributing to its safety and wellness.

Fellowship Requirements:

  • Ability to perform essential requirements of the fellowship, including engaging actively in self-reflection and providing thoughtful feedback. 
  • Willingness to actively participate and display collegiality and professionalism with fellows from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Commitment to attending all three 2-day fellowship sessions.

People of color, women, bilingual/multilingual speakers, and leaders who identify as LGBTQ and/or gender-nonbinary are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will be considered based on previous experience, demonstrated commitment to social justice, and potential to benefit from this fellowship.

Contact or (415) 621-5661 x. 103 with questions.

Good Luck! 

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