50CAN Action Fund is proud to introduce its inaugural year for the Believe in Better Candidate Training Fellowship. Our aim is to identify potential candidates who aspire to be champions of education policy and train them to be prepared for the rigors of winning political campaigns. By capping the size of the fellowship, we will be able to provide a greater level of access to expertise and individualized support. The program will familiarize fellows with the rigors of a campaign and will culminate in the fellows writing their own campaign plans.
The inaugural cohort of up to 15 fellows will be chosen from applicants who are willing to commit to the schedule, have an expressed goal of becoming an elected official in the near future, and are aligned with the general tenets of 50CAN Action Fund’s Believe in Better agenda . They will also need to be a viable candidate who has taken independent steps towards running for office.
50CAN Action Fund is proud to introduce its inaugural year for the Believe in Better Candidate Training Fellowship. This is a ten session fellowship that runs from summer through early fall. It includes two in-person gatherings with the other eight being held virtually. In the second half of the fellowship, candidates will start writing their own campaign plans. Working with fellowship staff, elected officials and campaign experts, they will learn to develop a platform and gain an understanding of campaign strategies and tactics.
Application window – April 1 – May 31
Applicants chosen – June 5
Sessions Begin – Late June
Sessions End – Late October