Be a Fulcrum Fellow

Recruitment for the next cohort of Fulcrum Fellows will begin in Spring of 2024. 

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Eligible Participants:

  • Have been working for at least 10 to 15 years in one of our focus fields--community health, climate resilience, housing and community development, creative placemaking, philanthropy, and finance
  • Are charged with leading an organizational or cross-organizational effort that is of prime importance to their community and will rely on investment capital to succeed
  • Are willing to rethink and reframe current strategies to accelerate progress and deepen impact
  • Are focused on bringing about systems change to realize racial equity
  • Are interested in developing deeper self-awareness and personal efficacy in their leadership
  • Are eager to learn, give and receive coaching, and participate in a network of diverse, committed peers
  • Can commit to the entire 15-month program, with endorsement from their organization

All travel expenses will be covered by the Center and any required materials will be provided.


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Class of 2023 Key Application Dates:

  • February 21, 2022: Application deadline 
  • March 14-31, 2022: First round interviews 
  • April 19-April 27, 2022: Second round interviews
  • Early May 2022: Decisions released

Class of 2023 Seminar Dates:

  • Onboarding in June 2022 (Includes one two-hour onboarding session & one one-hour coaching call) 

  • Seminar 1: July 26-28, 2022  (In-person, option to do virtual)

  • Seminar 2: November 15-17, 2022 (Virtual) 

  • Seminar 3: February 7-9, 2023 (In-person, option to do virtual)

  • Seminar 4: May 2-4, 2023  (In-person, option to do virtual)

  • Seminar 5: July 11-13, 2023 (Virtual) 

  • Seminar 6: September 26-28, 2023 (In-person, option to do virtual)

Fellows may opt to participate remotely in any of the in-person seminars. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The California Endowment.

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