YOUNG LEADER FELLOWSHIP

Building the pipeline of leaders committed to making sure all children grow up in safe, healthy and hopeful communities, while reducing the homicide and shooting rates of Black men and boys

ABOUT CITIES UNITED

Cities United, a project of Tides Center, is a national network of mayors focused on making sure all our children grow up in communities that are safe, healthy and hopeful. Cities United mayors are committed to reducing the homicide and shooting rates of young Black men and boys ages 14-24 by 50% by the year 2025. Moreover, we are committed to restoring hope to these communities and building pathways to justice, employment, education and increased opportunities for residents.


FELLOWSHIP PURPOSE

The Cities United Young Leader Fellowship is an intensive eight-month experience designed for 18 - 24 year old young leaders in one of Cities United's 130 partner cities. The Fellowship seeks to build the pipeline of leaders committed to making sure all children grow up in safe, healthy and hopeful communities, while reducing the homicide and shooting rates of Black men and boys. Throughout the Fellowship Young leaders will engage with local leaders, mentors, and national experts to deepen their knowledge, skills, and network. Young leaders will gain insights regarding Cities United violence prevention strategies, personal and professional leadership, policy and advocacy, and capacity building.

FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES

MEET UPS

Connect with leaders in the work of violence prevention

MONTHLY CALLS

Learn from experts in the field of community violence prevention, interuption and reduction

GROUP PROJECTS

Build transformative work alongside fellows from across the country


MENTORSHIP

Build lasting professional relationships with leaders and peers


M E E T O U R

2022 YOUNG LEADER FELLOWS

2021 YOUNG LEADER FELLOW ALUMNI

Aaliyah Guillory-Nickens Meti Regassa

Chase Campbell Miarri Phillips

Doneah Marshall Raymond Austin Jr.

Elijah Thomas Talasia Jones

Erion Davison Taylar Dickey

Garett Henson Zaynab Adesokan

Jessiah Paul

2020 YOUNG LEADER FELLOW ALUMNI

Adeola Awokoya Micheal Filmore

Caesar Baughman Michael Thompson

Cashayla Rodgers Monta Fullilove

Cecil Hill Savannah Manns

Jaffari Williams-Fox Shania Bennett

Jailen Leavell Travis Evans Jr.

Jwa'n Moore Trevor Register

Keanu Rogers

2019 YOUNG LEADER FELLOW ALUMNI

Eboni Campbell Myles Taylor

Emanuel "Boo" Milton Rachel Askew

Fadumo Abdullahi Reid Stowe

Justin "JT" Gatling Tanisha Scott

Gabe Moore Trey Bonilla

Malik Patterson

INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO APPLY?

contact rachel.askew@citiesunited.org to learn more