Power In Unity Fellowship
The POWER IN UNITY POLICY FELLOWSHIP is being spearheaded by 3 lead organizations: Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, Empowering Women Impacted by Incarceration and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. It is a policy fellowship of system-impacted family members of currently incarcerated loved ones with the purpose to educate and empower those who have directly experienced the impacts of various social systems, such as the criminal justice system and use their voice and personal experience to make change in the criminal justice system by learning how a bill becomes law through trainings and hands on experience.
To Understand the Legislative Process step by step through training, mentorship and hands on practices, Create Opportunities for Personal and Professional growth, Amplifying the Voices of those affected, Leadership Development, Advocacy and Civic Engagement, Storytelling and Narrative Building, Networking and Coalition Building, Trauma-Informed Care and Self-Care, Empowerment and Knowledge Sharing, and Team Building.
The fellowship is a 11 month program starting in October and ending in September of the following year. The Fellowship will include a minimum of 2 meetings per week which are no more than an hour long. The fellowship will require a commitment of at least 10 hours with meetings and assignments. Depending on the legislative process if more time is required, the leadership will let you know ahead of time. The fellowship is led by 3 main organizations: ABMOC, EWII and LSPC and 25 family members of incarcerated loved ones. Family members could be system and/or directly impacted by incarceration.