Presente is a year-round fellowship program that prepares young adults for civic action, community organizing, entrepreneurship, and workplace success. It provides transformational learning that challenges them to be socially responsible, politically aware, and actively engage in issues of the larger community.
Presente is seeking talented, conscientious young leaders from Marin County’s most underserved and underrepresented communities: immigrants, lower-income/working class, and people of color.
The Fellowship position involves a one- year commitment to community service and social justice work.
The work schedule will average 6-8 hours per week/30-40 hours per month. Work and training is scheduled in afternoons and evenings to accommodate interns’ school schedules. Four weekends involving travel and overnight stays are currently scheduled.
- Fellows will be trained to provide education and cultural events to all Marin communities
- They will develop critical consciousness, research and study methods, and presentation skills with focus on civic issues directly impacting Marin County
- Fellows will participate in all training and education activities; work in a community service assignment; perform duties in a professional and conscientious manner; be on-call for organizational events and tasks (not exceeding assigned work hours); represent the goals, mission, and spirit of the Canal Welcome Center.
Fellows will serve Marin County through
- cultural and educational events,
- social justice work in immigrant rights, restorative justice and violence prevention,
- community economic development, and
- media programs from Marin’s immigrant and lower income communities
- education for critical consciousness (social -analysis, research, communication)
- outdoor education
- personal counseling and academic support
- community advocacy/service assignments
Qualifications and Preferences
- Each fellow will be between 15-21 years of age. Each candidate should have interest and/or experience in
- social justice, economic development, and environmental sustainability;
- cultural work and media production (music, arts, etc.);
- youth empowerment and equity;
- grade-level reading and writing skills;
- references from persons who will stand up for your capability and character
Fellows will be supervised by the project coordinator and coordinator associates. All will be accountable to the Executive Director and Canal Welcome Center. Recruitment and selection process: August 15 to September 15 of each year
Program year begins First week of October and ends the second or third week of May of the following year.
Applications must be received before or no later than September 15, of each year
You can mail or deliver your application to :
Canal Welcome Center/Presente
30 N. SAN PEDRO RD. SUITE 250
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903
Now you can apply online
Each Fellow will be awarded between $1,000 and $2,000 for the 2016-17 fellowship year. The award will be disbursed at the end of the Fall and Spring semester. Program graduates will also benefit from educational support, including college and workplace preparation; employment referrals and placements; civic action and workplace experience.
For more information please contact us at 415-526-2486.