Lead For America
Lead For America works to ensure that our nation’s most dynamic and diverse leaders are working on our communities’ toughest challenges. Our core program is a paid two-year Fellowship for outstanding leaders ages 21-30 to work on the toughest challenges facing local governments and non-profits nationwide, particularly in Fellows’ hometowns and communities struggling to attract and retain talent. From addressing the opioid crisis in Appalachian West Virginia to designing affordable housing policy in East Los Angeles, our Fellows are truly working on most intractable issues facing our country. And because they work alongside the leadership in the community and are doing the work at the local level, it’s really possible to see progress and lives changed.
Our fellowship includes a one-month graduate level summer training led by leaders of the Harvard Kennedy School, Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life, and the UNC School of Government, three retreats, and alumni opportunities including graduate scholarships and seed funding for initiatives such as starting non-profits or running for office. Our first class of 54 Fellows is currently serving in more than 40 communities in 21 states nationwide.
Montgomery County, MD Fellowship. This Fellow will be a part of the innovation team sparking the evolution of a 9,000 person $2 billion annual operating budget organization by scaling bright spots and adapting tools of service design, user experience, behaviorally informed nudging, community organizing, storytelling and process improvement to public sector justice work. Responsibilities will vary with Fellow skill and passion. The Fellow will support the core Innovation Accelerator community and be deployed for advanced facilitated support working with teams across County government to make rapid improvements, not recommendations.
Interested? Learn More and Apply by March 15th!
Learn More: Lead for America Website