SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS STARTING IN AUGUST 2020
Apply by March 31, 2020 for priority consideration
The world needs you – your heartbreak, your hope, your action - now more than ever.
Life Together is a ten-month fellowship and leadership development project that matches young leaders (21-32 years of age) with mission-based non-profit organizations and churches throughout Eastern Massachusetts, and then trains these fellows through spiritual practice, shared leadership models, and community organizing tools.
During their year with Life Together, fellows work for social justice, grow as leaders, and live in community with other fellows. Fellows will serve from August 2020 until June 2021, with the option to stay for a second year. Life Together is a strategic initiative of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and an affiliate program of the Episcopal Service Corps.
About the fellows
Life Together fellows will be selected from a pool of over 100 applicants who range in age from 21 to 32, and come from a diverse range of racial, economic, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Each fellow has demonstrated a deep commitment to working for social justice and a commitment to spiritual growth. They are willing to work in challenging settings, committed to positive community change, and dedicated to dismantling racism and white supremacy culture.
This is a full-time PAID position as a fellow. Each fellow serves 32 hours a week in his or her own site placement and spends 8 hours a week in leadership training, spiritual practice and reflection with the other fellows in the program. Fellows also live in community, sharing regular meals and time for spiritual practice together.
Current site placements available include working in dynamic urban Episcopal congregations, chaplaining a community of unhoused individuals, community organizing for climate action, and supporting a nonprofit that works with victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. Other placements in a variety of impact areas may also be available.
Compensation includes a living stipend with full benefits--including health insurance, housing, a transportation pass, and extensive leadership training throughout the program year.
- Prior leadership experience is required
- A bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience, is preferred.
- Community organizing experience and an interest in seeing the church as an agent of social change in the world are also preferred, but not required.