Application for GROW Fellowship 2020

Thank you for your interest in joining us for our GROW Fellowship, a collaboration between the UU College of Social Justice and the UUA's Thrive Program for Young Adults of Color. Building on past sessions of GROW (Grounded and Resilient Organizer Workshops) and amidst the challenges of the current pandemic, we are adapting to a new format, in which we will gather weekly online from August - December 2020.

This offering is designed to equip 20 UU young adults of color and white UU young adults (ages 18-35) with the skills, spiritual grounding, and community to engage in justice work within and beyond our Unitarian Universalist faith. It has been scheduled for the months leading up to and after big 2020 elections to build our skills, relationships, and power in ways that can be of use to continuing this work for the long haul.


In a few different touch points throughout the months, we’ll explore theories and praxis of governance, time, conflict, imagination and economy/ecology through case studies, spiritual praxis, role plays and building transformative relationships. The fellows will come together to learn community organizing skills from bold, grounded leaders, and to craft a strategic vision for our justice work in the coming year. A stipend will be available to all who are accepted into the program and who commit to a shared level of participation. 

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 5th. We will follow up with all applicants by July 20th and will schedule our weekly justice workouts and other touchpoints in consultation with all who are accepted. Please email if you have any questions.

All UUCSJ programs are open to people of any religious affiliation or no affiliation. Unitarian Universalism is a very inclusive faith. Our programs are designed to reflect the values and commitments of the UU faith while welcoming those of other faiths or lack thereof.

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