Each year, the UCLA Labor Center hosts the Dream Summer, which is a national fellowship program that seeks to empower immigrant youth to become the next generation of social justice leaders, create safe and healing spaces for immigrant youth, and promote an intersectional, cross-racial, and multi-generational approach to social justice. Participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks and work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues in conjunction with the organization’s social justice work. Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 leadership award.
Here are the eligibility requirements:
- “Open to both highly involved social justice leaders and those who wish to begin or strengthen their involvement in social justice;
- At least 18 years of age by June 18, 2018;
- Have an interest and commitment to social justice;
- Full-time availability from Monday, June 19th, to Sunday, August 19, 2018;
- Available to travel on Sunday, June 18 to attend the orientation retreat hosted in Los Angeles from Monday, June 18, to Friday, June 22, 2018;
- Available to travel on Thursday, August 17 to attend the closing retreat hosted in Los Angeles from Friday August 17, to Sunday, August 19, 2018.”
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: Dream Summer 2018
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