[Ncabs] Fellowship Opportunity

Alan A. Chase aachase1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 03:28:24 UTC 2014

The American Dream Fellowship

The Cisneros Center for New Americans is excited to announce the
creation of the American Dream Fellowship, a paid opportunity for
young and driven leaders who are passionate about empowering new
immigrant families to fully engage their communities and live out
their American Dream.

During this paid 13-month fellowship, fellows will work together with
community stakeholders in our inaugural host community of Northwest
Arkansas to address barriers to integration for new immigrant
families. Fellows will educate, advocate, and innovate.

Educate. Fellows will work to instill a sense of urgency about
education in new immigrant families by engaging family members in
educational goals and breaking down barriers to academic achievement.
In the process, the Fellows themselves will grow in their
understanding and appreciation of the host community, and will embark
in their own journey of personal growth.

Advocate. Fellows will work to Improve access for new immigrants to
the resources and services they need to pursue the American Dream,
including through the path we have developed: A Road Map to The
American Dream. To do this, Fellows will create strong and meaningful
relationships with community members and stakeholders, and use their
work to lend a voice to the community's needs.

Innovate. Fellows will work closely with the community to leverage
collective impact, proven strategies, and innovative technologies. The
host community's leadership and fellows will work closely to generate
creative solutions that maximize resources and impact.

The American Dream Fellowship will begin in July of 2014 and run
through August of the 2015.  During the first month of their
commitment, fellows will participate in a rigorous training based in
San Antonio.  While in Northwest Arkansas fellows will be supported
and developed by the Cisneros Center staff and high level leaders.

Fellows will receive a competitive salary of $50,000 and full benefits.

To learn more about the Fellow profile, click here.

For additional information about the fellowship, click here.

How do you apply?

Interested individuals can apply here. The deadline for nominations
and applications is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
The application includes:

Basic information
Personal Statement

Please visit www.cisneroscenter.org/apply  to apply.

Alyssa Mowitz

Majority Staff * Disability Policy and Oversight Office

Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Chairman Tom Harkin

404 Hart Senate Office Building

(202) 224-2330

Alan A. Chase, M.Ed.
Exceptional Children Program Facilitator, Durham Public Schools
Program Coordinator, Envisioning Youth Empowerment Retreat
President, North Carolina Association of Blind Students
Secretary, Governor Morehead School Alumni Association

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