Alamance Community College students who aspire to careers as social impact leaders have a new opportunity to get a head start through a new initiative starting this fall.
The John M. Belk Impact Fellowship program will serve as a training ground for students currently enrolled in community college, undergraduate or graduate programs in North Carolina. Students of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply, especially those who identify as people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, first-generation college students, and/or low-income students.
Fellows will be placed at one of the John M. Belk Endowment’s partners for a paid, 10-month (Aug-May) engagement through which they will deepen their experience across a wide array of focus areas, build relationships with one another and with education leaders, and gain marketable skills towards future employment. Fellows could be placed at organizations such as nonprofits, education systems and institutions, and philanthropy.
For the 2020-21 school year, Fellows will participate in the program virtually, though occasional in-person meetings and a transition to in-person work may be possible when it is safe to resume. Through full cohort meetings, or as part of their work with placement organizations, Fellows will have opportunities to increase their knowledge of and skills across a variety of functional areas.
Successful applicants should expect to commit at least 8 hours a week to the program and will receive $15 per hour.