Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Accepting Applications: K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship

Love Saint Paul and have ideas to make it more livable? Consider applying for the K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship, which will equip 24 leaders under age 30 with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to make immediate and lasting local impact. See below for more details and be sure to apply by the May 8th deadline!



The K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship is now open for applications from young civic innovators with ideas to make their cities more livable. Supported by Knight Foundation and led by 8-80 Cities, the fellowship is open to innovators based in the eight resident communities where Knight invests: Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit; Macon, Ga.; Miami; Philadelphia; San Jose, Calif.; and St. Paul, Minn.

The fellowship will equip 24 young leaders with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to make immediate and lasting impact in their communities.
Successful applicants will receive:
  1. A $5,000 grant to implement their project idea.
  2. An all-expense paid trip to the K880 Emerging City Champions Studio in Toronto, Canada where they will receive practical training from established civic leaders.
  3. Ongoing support from 8-80 Cities and a professional mentor in their related field.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
  • Between the ages of 19-35.
  • Live in one of the eight Knight resident communities mentioned above. Their project idea must also benefit a community in that city.
  • Available to attend the K880 Emerging City Champions Studio in Toronto in June 2015.
Applications will be accepted until May 8 at emergingcitychampions.org. For more information on the K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship please contact Ryan O'Conner at roconnor@880cities.org.

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