ELP CORE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
Each year, we select emerging leaders to participate in each of our fellowship programs. Fellows come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds as we strongly believe in broadening the voices within the environmental movement. Our Fellows have on average, three to ten years of professional experience and come primarily from four sectors: academia, business, government and non-profit.
Once selected, Fellows participate in overnight retreats that take place over the course of a year. Each retreat focuses on specific leadership competencies from diversity and coalition building to systems thinking and strengths based leadership. Fellows complete several active and reflective learning exercises, including the development of a personal leadership plan that will serve as their personal and professional roadmap.
ELP strongly believes in the need for lifelong skill development and peer support. Upon completion of the fellowship program, Fellows graduate to Senior Fellows status within the ELP Community. ELP Senior Fellows are eligible to attend additional trainings, take active roles in the development of ELP public programming and continue to expand their professional network through online resources, networking events, collaborative partnerships and mentoring within the ELP Community.
Scholarships are available for those in need of support to participate in our programs. Our goal is that cost should not be a barrier to an ELP Fellowship. In 2021, as part of our deepening commitment to anti-racist action, we also established a Community Scholarship Fund which prioritizes support to Black and Indigenous people, people of color, and others who have been and are disadvantaged by the systems of our economy.
For questions regarding our Delaware Regional Watershed Network, Chesapeake Regional Network, Eastern Regional Network, New England Regional Network or Virtual National Fellowship Programs, please contact Lori Braunstein at [email protected] or 609-238-3449.
For questions regarding our Great Lakes Regional Network, Pacific Regional Network, or Pacific Northwest Regional Network Fellowship Programs, please contact Juan Lazo Bautista at [email protected] or 714-483-2778.
Questions regarding the availability of scholarship funds can be addressed to either of these team members.