Deadline: December 11, 2022.
Puentes Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship Program Cohort 3 (2023)
The PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship Program provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a four-month leadership and resiliency development program with other Latin-Jews. The experience includes in-person and virtual learning workshops and community gatherings, and aims to empower participants to spark change in their communities.
- The 2023 cohort will gather for an in-person, opening and closing retreat, and will include eight virtual gatherings.
- The 2023 opening retreat will take place from February 3-5, 2023.
- The 2023 closing retreat will take place from May 4-7, 2023.
- Virtual Workshops will take place from 3:00-5:00pm PT/ 6:00-8:00pm ET on on Wednesdays January 18, February 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, and on Mondays April 10 & 24.
The goals of this fellowship are to empower participants to:
- Examine their individual leadership philosophy,
- Sharpen their analysis of intersectionality,
- Learn from Jewish and Latino/x educators and narratives,
- Develop tools for resiliency, and
- Strengthen ties with other Latin-Jewish leaders.
As a result of participating in this fellowship, participants will gain:
- Access to the PUENTES alumni network of Latin-Jewish change-makers,
- Insight on a wide range of multicultural experiences from the Jewish and Latin communities,
- An understanding of how Jewish and Latin cultures are complementary to one another and can strengthen the way we lead,
- Tools to more confidently and passionately emerge as holistic community leaders with a strength for bridge-building, and
- Connections to local leadership opportunities.
- What is special about participating in the PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship? Unlike other fellowships, PUENTES is a culturally-responsive, culturally-sustaining fellowship designed by and for Latin-Jews. Created with the Latin-Jewish community in mind, this fellowship examines Latin-Jewish intersectionality, elevates Jewish and Latin texts and scholarship, and places a special focus on resiliency building.
- Who is eligible to participate in this fellowship? Anyone who identifies as Jewish and Latino/e/x is eligible to apply to participate in this fellowship.
- Is this fellowship restricted to an age category such as young adults? The PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship is open to anyone over the age of 21, and prides itself on being intergenerational.
- How much time should someone set aside for this commitment? This experience begins with an in-person opening retreat and is followed by eight virtual gatherings and an in-person closing retreat.
- Can this fellowship be adapted for a geographical region? Yes, and we have already adapted the experience for the Bay Area and Los Angeles communities.
- What is the cost of participation in this fellowship? Thanks to the generosity of our funders, PUENTES has been made possible with significant subsidization. The contribution for this experience is a sliding scale of $360-$720 based on your financial situation. In addition, there will be a stipend provided for travel to and from the retreat according to location and distance.
The application process for Cohort 3 (2023) is now open!
Applications for the third cycle of the PUENTES Fellowship are now being accepted through December 11, 2022.