Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship
Seeking Applicants for Emerging Leader Fellowship Program!
The Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship provides a hands-on experience for young professionals interested in addressing the needs of Greater Philadelphia’s most vulnerable youth through policy analysis, research, or advocacy. Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization to shape and execute a discrete project that simultaneously advances the mission of the organization and provides the Fellow with the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences.
This is a full-time, grant-funded position that provides salary, benefits and a stipend to enable the Fellow to take advantage of professional development opportunities. The Fellow will be part of a vibrant local network of professionals focused on social justice and cross-systems reform to improve the life outcomes of vulnerable children and youth. These Fellowships are funded for one year, with the potential for an extension for one additional year; they will begin between July 1 and September 1, 2016.
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Opportunities for 2016-2017
Defender Association of Philadelphia
Fellowship Focus: Enhancing the Defender Association’s ability to provide holistic representation for dependent and delinquent clients with special education needs.
Candidate Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a JD or LLM between May 2013 and May 2016; experience in education law through coursework or participation in a program providing special education advocacy is strongly preferred.
Fellowship Focus: Strengthening the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Act 91 to encourage more foster youth to take advantage of state-funded services until they turn 21.
Candidate Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a JD or LLM or a master’s degree in social work or public policy between 2013 and 2016. The Fellow should have demonstrated a commitment to issues involving at-risk young adults and the child welfare system as well as excellent communication skills.
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Philadelphia Youth Network, Project U-Turn
Fellowship Focus: Advancing policy and practice reforms designed to increase postsecondary access for Philadelphia’s opportunity youth (16-24 year-olds who are neither in school nor working).
Candidate Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a master’s degree (in public policy, social work, education or a related field) between 2013 and 2016 and have an interest in education policy research; opportunity youth; or postsecondary bridging, enrollment and/or access.
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Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project
Fellowship Focus: Improving the quality of representation provided to girls facing charges in the adult criminal justice system.
Candidate Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a JD or LLM between May 2013 and May 2016 and have an interest in criminal justice reform, juvenile justice advocacy, and trauma-informed practices.
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