VFA Fellows


COVID-19 Policy Updates

Staying the Course

While there is hope that promising vaccines and therapeutics may bring control of the COVID-19 crisis, the most difficult weeks of this pandemic are likely to occur over the coming winter of 2020 and 2021. We know it is easy to give in to our desire to return to normalcy, but we must do our part to not contribute to the spread of this disease in our communities. Thank you for your continued support and participation in the VFA community as we adapt to our new environment. See below for our most up-to-date policies, effective through June 30, 2021.

Virtual Events

We have now successfully conducted several key programs and events virtually, including 2020 Training Camp, the 2020 Accelerator, 2020 Demo Day, and all 2020 Welcome Programming. We will continue to plan for Fellowship-wide and in-city programming to take place virtually until further notice, at least until June 30, 2021.

This directly affects:

  • City retreats

  • City graduations

  • Fellow, Specialty, and Community Collectives

  • RISE events

  • Ideation Sessions

  • Fall Welcome

VFA sanctioned activities and meetings with VFA team members will continue to be virtual. In addition, VFA will not reimburse any expenses for in-person activities. We strongly encourage everyone to not attend any in person meetings or large gatherings if at all possible. Please stay up to date on the recommendations coming from your city and state officials as well as the CDC.

If you have ideas for how VFA can improve the virtual programming experience, please shoot an email to programs@ventureforamerica.org.

Job Fairs + Match

As of December, 2020, we are planning for Match to open on time in April, 2021, and for job fairs to be virtual. If we are able to hold 2021 Training Camp in person, we might also host an in-person job fair for unplaced 2021 Fellows in Detroit at that time, but this decision is still to be determined, depending on the format of Training Camp and the needs of the class of 2021.

Training Camp & Redux

Training Camp and Redux will be held virtually this year on the following dates: Training Camp (July 5th - July 30th) & Redux (Aug 5th - Aug 8th).

Remote Work

The VFA Team will continue to work from home until at least June 30, 2021. We are not taking any in-person meetings or participating in any business travel except in emergencies.

If you have any questions or concerns reach out to your Community Director and if you need anything further please contact any other VFA team member you trust. You can find VFA team member contact information here.

COVID-19 Policy Page


We will add all official VFA events to the below calendar, but if you have an event you want to share, submit it here!

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