North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship Cohort 5

Applications will be accepted through September 17th, 2021 at 11:59pm. We are unable to consider applications received after that date. Please note that all the members from one cooperative that wish to participate in North Star must submit an individual application.
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The North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship is a 7 -month fellowship focused on Black American Cooperative Economics. North Star is centered on the history of Black cooperative economic thought and practice.

Our 2021 - 2022 North Star Fellowship will focus on housing cooperatives and land trust models for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. As a cohort, fellows will explore the power and landscape of resident-controlled community ownership models that are permanently affordable and provide dignified housing options for our communities. We are forming a cohort of fellows that have a vision of collective living, permanently affordable, and community-controlled land and co-operative housing that will provide a space for our communities to have access to spiritual, cultural, and economically sound options
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We want to be mindful around creating a diverse cohort learning experience, which starts with all of you! This application helps us to ensure there is a diversity of identities in this space. Disclaimer: The information provided will not be shared with external parties and will only be used for our internal application review process, assessing emergent needs, and preparing accommodations.
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Program Dates
Please review the program dates for 2021-2022: 
  • Session 1: Saturday, October 30th, 10am-2pm 
  • Session 2: Saturday, November 20th, 10am-2pm 
  • Session 3: Saturday, December 4th, 10am-2pm 
  • Black Study Session: Wednesday, December 15th, 5pm-7pm 
  • Session 4: Saturday, January 15th, 10am-2pm  
  • Session 5: Saturday, January 29th, 10am-2pm 
  • Black Study Session: Wednesday, February 9th,  5pm-7pm 
  • Session 6: Saturday, February 26th, 10am-2pm  
  • Session 7: Saturday, March 5th, 10am-2pm
  • Session 8: Saturday, March 26th10am-2pm  
  • Session 9: Saturday, April 16th, 10am-2pm 
  • Black Study Session: Wednesday, April 20th, 5pm-7pm 
  • Presentations: Saturday, May 14th, 10am-2pm 
  • Graduation: Wednesday, May 18th, 5pm-7:30 pm