In 2013, Mobilize.org will pilot a national leadership development program, the Mobilizer Academy, to address the needs of our growing network of change-makers and build a pipeline of Millennial leaders in the social sector. The Mobilizer Academy is an in depth, twelve-month virtual and in-person program to equip Millennials with the skills and resources necessary to realize their leadership potential and create and implement successful social ventures, focused on addressing an unmet community need.
Through a customized, Millennial-led process, Mobilize.org will build and execute the Mobilizer Academy, which will result in increased knowledge, impact and skills as well as strengthen the relationships and networks of Millennial leaders. The Mobilizer Academy will result in a critical mass of Millennials who are active in their communities, knowledgeable of their role and responsibilities as leaders and inspiring other Millennials to consider careers in the social sector.
Who is eligible to apply?
Millennials (individuals born between 1976-1996) living in the United States. You do not need to attend a college or university to apply but participants will need access to a computer and Internet.
What does it cost?
If selected, Mobilize.org will cover all costs to participate.
Where will we meet?
The Mobilizer Academy will consist of virtual and in-person convenings. Mobilize.org will cover the cost of airfare, hotel and travel expenses for the two in-person convenings.
When will the program begin?
Accepted applicants will receive their first course communication the week of January 7th, 2013.
What is the time commitment?
The Mobilizer Academy will require approximately 3 hours per week, or similar to a single credit college course.
When is the deadline for application?
Applications should be submitted by December 19th. Applicants will be notified of their application status in early January.
I’ve never held a leadership position. Can I still apply?
YES! The Mobilizer Academy is looking for a diverse class of participants with varying levels of leadership and experience. This includes people who may not have had the opportunity to serve in a leadership role, but have an interest in becoming a strong voice and making an impact on their community.
What do you mean by “civic or social venture”?
That’s a fancy term for a community project that addresses a specific local need or social issue. The project should be Millennial-led and all partisan.
See examples of other Mobilize.org supported projects here.
I have another question.
Please contact Director of Programs, Amber Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.