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Fellowships

Our fellowships are an important opportunity for professional development while working to realize racial justice and equity. As a think-and-do tank, we use a variety of methods, from research to community-driven discourse to design solutions that will improve the lives of every Black Minnesotan. We want to support the next generation of leaders.

JOSIE R. JOHNSON
Leadership Academy

The Josie R. Johnson Leadership Academy (JRJLA) is a six-month development cohort to improve one’s skills of command, management and how to be a pacesetter. It’s designed to meet the cultural, personal and professional growth needs of emerging leaders. BTW the “R” stands for Robinson.

Josie R Johnson signing a book.

POLICY ENTREPRENEUR 
fellowship

The Policy Entrepreneur Fellowship (PEF) is a two-year development cohort to improve one’s skills of advancing transformative change by advancing policies that improve the lives of Black Minnesotans, coupled with learning the art of advocacy.

Policy Entrepreneur fellowship team group photo

POLICY ENTREPRENEUR APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED NOW