The rate of underemployed college graduates is rising, while the rate of college graduates in jobs with growth opportunity is decreasing.
We work against this by placing fellows with youth-oriented nonprofits for 6-12 weeks during which, they gain substantial social sector work experience at a living-wage. We aim for our fellows to obtain a job post-fellowship where they can thrive, network, and grow as future leaders.
During the fellowship, fellows work full-time, on-site with the partner organization to implement and evaluate a substantial project.
Throughout a term, the cohort of fellows interacts with one another daily to exchange resources, bring suggestions, and share work with their peers.
Fellows commit to fundraise $500 to help cover the expenses of the project they work on with the partner organization (with FLIA staff guidance).
All fellows participate in a professional and leadership development retreat that provide tools and resources for success in the fellowship and beyond.