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2022 Young Leader Fellowship Application

Application Deadline: January 17th, 2022

The 2022 Cities United Young Leader 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. This Fellowship is an intensive seven-month experience designed for 18 – 24-year-old young leaders in our partner cities. 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.


  • Black people (who will turn 18 on or before 01/22, but will not exceed 25 before 09/22)
  • Individuals interested in working in violence prevention
  • Individuals interested in working on behalf of Black men and boys
  • Recommended: Currently Reside in a Cities United Partner City

Application Procedure

  • December 1, 2021 – Application Opens 
  • December 31, 2021 – Application Closes 
  • January 2022 – Application Review & Interviews
  • February 2022 – Continued Interviews & Notification of Selection
  • March 2022 – Fellowship Cohort Public Announcement 
  • March 7th, 2022 – Young Leader Fellowship Orientation
  • April 7-10th, 2022 – 1st Fellowship Meet Up
  • July 2022 (date TBD) – 2nd Fellowship Meet Up
  • October 19-22nd, 2022 – 3rd Fellowship Meet Up & Graduation

Official Website: 2022 Young Leader Fellowship Application



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