Our Program

A 38-week course of study providing emerging civic leaders with opportunities to grapple with questions of identity, justice, ethics, and their own social and civic responsibility.

Fellows are encouraged to critically examine current civic dilemmas and are taught how to skillfully and effectively navigate difficult decisions in an increasingly complex global society.  

The fellowship is based around skill-specific "missions" that challenge the fellows to translate theory into practice, knowledge into practice, and awareness into agency.

Each fellow also completes the experience by designing, implementing, and managing their own Social Impact Capstone Project.

Our Roadmap

Unit Major Themes Values & Tools
Identity, Culture & Society Personal & Group Identity
Our Place in the Cosmos
Genetics, Socialization & The Self
Moral Development & Core Values
Perception & Reality
Introspection & Expediency
Morality, Ethics &
The Search for Values
The Human Experience
Interventionism & Colonialism
Competing Notions of Good & Evil
Universal Rights & Liberties
Moral Subjectivity & Drawing Lines
Integrity & Acquiescence
Politics, Patriotism & The Press Democracy & Civic Duty
The Economics of Politics
Nationalism, War & Propaganda
The Military Industrial Complex
Media Ownership & Literacy
Trust & Skepticism
Socioeconomics, Class
& Status
Wealth Distribution and Inequity
Poverty, Wealth & Mobility
Deindustrialization & Unions
The Rise of Corporate Welfare
The Social Safety Net
Empathy & Detachment
Globalism, Environmentalism
& Health
Marketing, Branding & Loyalty
Materialism & Consumption
Mental & Physical Health
Food, Excess & Waste
Climate Change Activism & Reform
Accountability & Impunity
Religion, Faith & Skepticism Interfaith Dialogue & Unity
Religious Rivalry, Strife & Violence
Orthodoxy, Dogma & Change
Skepticism, Doubt & Criticism
Spirituality, Purpose & Meaning
Diplomacy & Candor
Race, Ethnicity & Colorism Racial Disparaties & Reparations
Criminal Justice & Incarceration
Diversity & Multiculturalism
Immigration & Xenophobia
Beauty, Athletics & Pop Culture
Humility & Audacity
Sex, Gender & Sexuality Gender Roles & Expectations: Masculinity & Femininity
Reproductive Rights & Health
Religion, Tradition & Culture
Violence, Abuse & Power
Healthy Sexuality & Relationships
Ingenuity & Continuity
Sexual Orientation, Heterosexism & Homophobia History of Sexual Identity
Sexual Fluidity & Trans Identity
Biology & Sociology
Discrimination, Bias & Hate
Policies, Laws, and Rights
Graciousness & Fierceness
Social Activism, Impact &
Civic Leadership

Transformational Traits
The Chemistry of Awareness, Accountability & Agency
Hope, Pragmatism & Resilience
Local & Community Empowerment
Self-Care & Trauma Stewardship
Sustainability & Perseverance