Jail Coalition Announces Paid Fellowship Opportunity

Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition recently announced a paid fellowship opportunity to help bring justice to those impacted by the Cuyahoga County Jail. The Jail Coalition includes 19 grassroots organizations and formed in December 2018 in response to eight reported deaths inside the Cuyahoga County Jail over six months.

Fellows will be focused on community outreach and engagement, volunteer recruitment, leadership, team formation, and campaign tactics. During Covid-19 crisis, these activities will take place online and over the phone.

The fellowship is available only to formerly incarcerated people or their loved ones. The purpose of the fellowship is to support the leadership of those who are most impacted by incarceration and to help build power for the communities most targeted by the criminal justice system.

Fellows are expected to commit to the program for 5 months, from June 15th - November 15th. Fellows will also participate in weekly virtual check-ins with a lead organizer, devote 20 hours a week to the role, and exhibit a serious passion for equity and justice.

Fellows will receive $1,500/month stipend while building relationships and a professional network with advocates and activists in Cleveland. Fellows will receive training, coaching and mentorship in grassroots organizing skills.

For more information and for details about how to apply, please see the official announcement at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dMVwFvFud6yjAODLXiIjHXGCX6UktCBRwHDCWypfl-M/edit.

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020