Women’s Fellowship

What is Women’s Fellowship?

Women’s Fellowship is a 10-month, cohort-based program that builds the leadership of women-identified and non-binary people of color who have personally experienced incarceration or detention and/or of a close loved one.

The fellowship’s goal is to equip the fellows with the tools they need to engage in strategic discussions and partnerships to shape policy decisions and establish how power is attained and wielded at home, work, and their communities by centering healing in the midst of transformative organizing.

How do I apply?

The deadline for ​applying for the women’s fellowship​ is Monday, August 1, 2022.

Please review our FAQ and submit your application by Monday, August 1, 2022. You will then be contacted by email to let you know if you’ve made it through to our interview round.


Arisdelci Gonzalez ​

Phoenix, AZ

Living United for a Change in Arizona (LUCHA) / United We Dream

Elizabeth Ruiz Reyes

Vancouver, WA


Genesis Shine

Columbus, OH

The Freedom BLOC

Laurie Palmer

Portland, OR

Residents Organizing for Change (ROC)

Marlené Mercado

Sacramento, CA

The Peoples Revolution for Sacramento

Mia Francis

Hogansburg, NY

Independent First Nations

Robin D. Turner

Cleveland, OH

Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC)

Rosa Velázquez

Little Rock, AK

Arkansas United

Rosemary Rivera

Albany, NY

Citizens Action NY

Shamekia White

Plano, TX

Texas Organizing Project (TOP)

Veronica Torres


Puente Human Impact

Willette Benford

Chicago, IL

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