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Youth of COLOR Fellowship

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The Youth of COLOR Fellowship launched in 2019 to build the capacity and leadership of young People of Color around policy, organizing and communications.

About the Program

In 2019 COLOR was proud to announce our inaugural Youth of COLOR fellows —Ashly Villa-Ortega, Elizabeth Burciaga, and Nancy Mora Domínguez— who worked mobilizing their peers for Reproductive Justice. Each fellow recruits a cohort of leaders that exercise their political power through storytelling, artivisim, and workshops. The youth are leading the way in the movement and COLOR believes strongly in their advocacy and agency.

Focus Areas

Each fellow champions a focus in policy, organizing or communications. The goal is to build up their knowledge and capacity and bridge the gap between their focus area and what they don’t have the opportunity to learn elsewhere.

Fellowship Goals

At the end of the program, each fellow will:

  1. Be comfortable with engaging self and others, particularly peers, in the political process at the local and state levels
  2. Feel prepared to advocate on behalf of RJ
  3. Consider themselves a leader/role model/ active contributor to the RJ movement
  4. Identify advocacy tactics using power mapping
  5. Be comfortable contacting government officials or policymakers/leaders to discuss RJ issues