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How to Apply

The Next Generation Fellowship is no longer accepting applications for 2018. Stay tuned for future opportunities to get involved. Thank you for your interest!

In your application, you will be asked to include:

  • General contact information
  • Areas of policy interest
  • Professional and education history
  • References
  • Two short essays
  • Personal statement

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


Schedule Details:

  • 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, 2019, Los Angeles, CA

Accommodations and stipends for your time will be provided. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to $300 per session.


  • Formerly incarcerated and/or justice-involved adults (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).
  • Can demonstrate strong ties to community and a passion for making it safer.

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) 400-5214 with questions.

Good Luck! 

2017 Next Generation Fellows

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