This intensive training is designed for low-wage/minimum-wage earners who are interested in making an impact in their community by helping workers earn more respect and compensation at work. This Fellowship provides the opportunity to gain valuable community organizing skills that can help you gain meaningful and higher-paying employment.

Through 12 days of training over the course of 8 months, participants learn how to be leaders in Michigan’s economic justice movement.  Participants will:

  • Develop a broader understanding of the political landscape in Michigan, including who holds power in their community and how to influence them.
  • Deepen their awareness and improving their ability to collaborate across issues and communities.
  • Strengthen core leadership skills to engage more fully in organizing, advocacy, and issue campaigns.
  • Learn how to operate in an anti-racist/anti-oppression way.
  • Identify long-term leadership goals and developing a clear plan to increase their political involvement.
  • Feel empowered and equipped to take on greater leadership roles in their community.
  • Build relationships with economic justice leaders and activists across the state.
  • Play a crucial role in promoting economic justice in Michigan.

Expectations

EJAM will:

  • Provide participants with a $1,000 stipend (over 8 months) to participate in this FREE training.
  • Provide childcare, if needed.
  • Provide organizing training, inside and outside of the fellowship; Along with additional leadership development opportunities outside of the fellowship.
  • Provide participants with networking opportunities.

 

The 2017 Michigan Economic Justice Fellowship is underway. However, if you’d like to stay informed about our 2018 program, please fill this out.