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Black To The Future Public Policy Institute

2021-22 APPLICATION

 

The application period for the 2021-22 Black to the Future Public Policy Institute is now closed.

Applicants will be notified by August 20th if they have been accepted to the Institute.

Black to the Future Public Policy Institute (The Institute) is a program of the Black to the Future Action Fund. The Institute is a policy advocacy and leadership training fellowship that provides the tools needed to transform Black communities into constituencies that wield independent, Black political power.

We work to enact policies that improve the lives of Black people. We work to ensure that Black people have what all people deserve–dignity, safety, and power. We work to ensure that governance in our communities is race-forward, guided by the orientation that our government is responsible for addressing the challenges in our communities, and we work to ensure that the solutions we advocate for are progressive solutions that move our communities forward.

Institute trainings take place online over an eight month period, every Tuesday, from 1:00 – 2:45pm ET (10:00 – 11:45am PT), starting on September 14, 2021 and ending on April 26, 2022.

For a complete guide on the fellowship application process, criteria, and key dates, please see here.

Institute Goals:

  • Build Black communities into constituencies that wield independent political power.
  • Create a network of Black policy makers across the United States.
  • Improve the lives of Black people.

Institute Policy Areas:

The Institute focuses on the following policy areas that directly impact the Black community:

  • Democracy/Voting Rights: Confronting those who conspire to steal our votes, protecting and building the democracy that is promised to us all.
  • Families/Public Health and Healthcare: Challenging the policies and practices that leave us living sick and dying younger, protecting and delivering the care that we need to live long and live well.
  • Economy/Economic Security: Removing policies that lock us out of good jobs and investing in the health and wealth of our communities
  • Structural Barriers: Procedural fixes that if achieved could increase Black political or policy power.
  • Criminal Legal: Rebuilding or abolishing our current criminal legal and policing system.

For more information about the Institute, please contact: blackpolicyinstitute@black2thefuture.org.
For a look at our previous cohort of fellows, see here.

 

How to Apply Webinar & Information Session

Learn more about the Institute and application process, eligibility criteria and upcoming deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

For any pending questions you may have about the Institute and eligibility. If you still have questions, please contact: blackpolicyinstitute@black2thefuture.org

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