Young Climate Leaders of Color Program Application

Post Date: 10/24/2022
Opportunity Type: Other
Organization/Grantor: People's Climate Innovation Center (PCIC)
Position/Title/Fund: Young Climate Leaders of Color Program Application
Deadline: October 31, 2022
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Applications are open for the Young Climate Leaders of Color Program! Share and apply by October 31!

People's Climate Innovation Center (PCIC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Climate Leaders of Color (YCLC) program. Building off of the Young Black Climate Leaders (YBCL) program that launched in 2020,  PCIC seeks to continue supporting the next generation of climate leaders through radical transformation. We recognize there are many diverse entry points for catalyzing change within our movement ecosystem and we value all approaches to change, from music and the arts, the power of culture, to community organizing and radical policy advocacy, restorative and healing connections to the Earth, liberation, and many others.

YCLC aims to build a national network of young leaders of color who are learning, growing, and advancing climate justice work in their own communities. The program seeks to immerse youth in climate justice, arts, story-based advocacy, cultural strategy, targeted direct action, community organizing, transformative change, ecological principles, and leadership development with amazing strategists, leaders, and political activators from across the country. YCLC participants will have the space to shape their projects into what they want to see and what they feel serves them and their communities.

We're offering $5,000 per participant for a cohort of up to 40 young People of Color to participate in the year-long YCLC program. These funds will support the cohort members for their time and may be used for direct implementation of a project if they choose. Young people in the cohort will have the opportunity for mentoring, project support, monthly training/learning calls, connecting with a national network of peers, and much more!

How to Apply:

Apply through the link below. Applications will be accepted through October 31st. Decisions will be announced early December.