Activist for Social Development Fellowship
The Activists for Social Development Fellowship is a competitive eight-week program for recent college graduates who want to be part of building the field of Afterschool Development as a new approach to fighting poverty in our country.
About the Activist for Social Development Fellowship:
Where: New York City
When: June 3 – July 26, 2019
Hours: 35 hrs/wk, $17/hour
With a 38-year history of grassroots organizing of diverse communities, the All Stars Project Inc. (ASP) is opening its doors to a select group of entrepreneurial and growth-oriented college graduates for a crash course in fundraising, community organizing, youth development and activism.
All Stars Project, Inc. is hiring 8-10 recent college graduates, or students graduating in the spring of 2019, for a competitive, eight-week, paid summer fellowship program designed to challenge them to be self-starters and make a difference.
Applications for the Activist for Social Development Fellowship are due by Monday, February 25, 2019.
Previous fellows have gone on to be hired full or part-time for the All Stars Project, Inc. In 2019, fellows will be considered highly for any position that may be available after the summer.
Activists for Social Development FellowsLead workshops
Born out of the community organizing cauldron of the 1960’s, and with a 38-year history of grassroots organizing of diverse communities, All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) has grown into a national nonprofit organization recognized as a leader in the field of Afterschool Development.
ASP’s mission is to transform the lives of youth and poor communities using the developmental power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. Our free, outside-of-school model programs—that are 100% privately funded—reach more than 20,000 inner-city youth and families in six cities each year.
All Stars Project, Inc. is opening its doors to 8-10 entrepreneurial and growth-oriented college graduates for a crash course in the ASP approach. The program is open to recent graduates or students graduating in the spring of 2019, and is a competitive, eight-week, paid summer fellowship program designed to challenge them to be self-starters and difference makers. Fellows will receive high-level training in fundraising, community organizing, nonprofit management, activism and youth development at a major national nonprofit organization with an outside-the-box approach.
All fellows will learn the crucial skills of fundraising and program development. Fellows will join the Development (fundraising) and Youth Programs Departments of the All Stars Project, and each fellow will receive a specific department placement. Fellows will lead and participate in grassroots, street fundraising campaign, and will take leadership on significant projects in their respective departments.
Join the growing numbers of young adults dedicating themselves to making a difference in the world by building the All Stars community and apply today!
Responsibilities and Program Structure
Starting June 3, 2019, fellows will work 35 hours a week at the All Stars Project’s national headquarters office located at 543 West 42nd Street. All fellows will learn the crucial skills of fundraising and program development. They will learn about how our national nonprofit functions as a privately funded ($10 million annual operating budget) and community-based organization. Each fellow be integrated into an All Stars department to work hands-on with that staff department team and play a leadership role in our summer projects and activities. Fellows will:
- Participate in youth outreach (2-3 times during the course of the program)
- Participate in meetings and seminars with community leaders (1-2 seminar per week)
- Train in street performance fundraising and going out on the streets 2 days per week
- Each fellow placed in a department of the All Stars for hands-on work and training in that field. Fellows will be placed in the following departments:
- Youth Programs
- Castillo Theatre
Each fellow’s official supervisor will be someone from the department that the fellow is placed in. The fellowship program director will oversee the quality of the complete program, in conjunction with a fellowship program leadership team. The program will conclude on Friday, July 26th with a graduation/reception for all fellows at the All Stars on 42nd Street.
Ideal candidates will believe in our values. After all, it’s what we stand for!
- Integrity and Trust
- Partnership with the Poor
- Building Community
- Radically Inclusive
- Imagining Possibility
- Improving the World
Candidates must have:
- Received, or will receive by spring 2019, your Bachelor’s degree
- An interest in the nonprofit sector and the All Stars approach
- An interest in fundraising
- Exceptional communication skills
- Excellent leadership and teamwork traits
- A passion for community organizing and looking to grow and be challenged
- A desire to take action against poverty
- A love to work hard and know how to have fun in the process
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Activists for Social Development Fellowship. Resumes and statements of Interest (SOI) are due by Monday, February 25, 2019.
Step 1: Read/Watch the following
- Lets Pretend, by Fred Newman, Ph.D and Lenora Fulani, PhD
- Performing Who You Are Becoming, by Antoine Joyce
- DirectTV Video, Development School for Youth
Step 2: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with
- a statement of interest
Step 3: After you have submitted the above materials, successful applicants will be invited to complete the full application form.
The resume and SOI deadline is Monday, February 25, 2019, though applicants are encouraged to submit their materials sooner as decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
Please contact Caroline Barilla at email@example.com with any questions.