Opportunity for Activist College Women!

Posted by on January 24, 2003

PLEASE FORWARD: Please pass this message on to any activist college women you know who would be interested in an amazing semester-long program designed to help them strengthen their leadership skills and develop their visions of social change.

The Institute for Civic Leadership (ICL) runs an intensive program for junior and senior college women each fall at Mills College (a small liberal arts women’s college in the San Francisco Bay Area). The ICL curriculum provides an opportunity for undergraduate women leaders to study social change strategies, develop their leadership skills and cultivate their own unique visions of change – all while participating in a diverse community of women leaders.

The program includes rigorous academic classes that connect scholarship from the social sciences and humanities to issues of civic leadership and social change. It also includes an individually-tailored internship placement in a community organization (10-15 hrs. a week), skills-building workshops, retreats, a speaker series and mentoring from local women leaders. The curriculum helps women develop their abilities to critically analyze social and political issues, while providing them with concrete strategies for instigating social change in their communities. Need-based financial aid is available. After the semester, women are eligible for mini-grants of up to $1000 for carrying out their own civic/academic projects.

A program application is attached. The DEADLINE for next fall is FEBRUARY 15TH.

Please forward this msg. to any activist-oriented women you know and check out the ICL website at <a href="http://www.mills.edu/ICL">http://www.mills.edu/ICL</a>, or call 510-430-2192 with questions.

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