CIVIC INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP
The Center for Civic Innovation has launched the Civic Innovation Fellowship, a leadership and business development program for social entrepreneurs in Atlanta! We look for individuals with innovative, outcome-driven ideas to tackle social challenges in Atlanta. This could be a recidivism program that keeps recently incarcerated youth from going back to jail or a program that improves mental and guidance counseling inside of a high school. The program consists of a cohort of eight fellows and provides them with business development workshops, free work space, mentorship, advising, and leadership development training for six months.
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+ Fellowship Benefits
We want to provide our Civic Innovation Fellows with as much support and love as possible. All Civic Innovation Fellows will walk away with the following:
Business development training and support focused on creating a sustainable and scalable social enterprise. Topics include storytelling, raising capital and financial planning, operations management, strategic planning and visioning, board development, event planning, marketing and communications, and more.
Leadership training that helps combine personal passion with professional strategy
Mentorship from experienced advisors across sectors and professions in Atlanta
Opportunity to build partnerships and relationships across Atlanta with decision makers in government, business, the nonprofit sector, and across various other sectors
A stronger public narrative about the work you do and why you do it
A support system of other leaders in Atlanta going through similar challenges and opportunities
- Strategy for the financial sustainability of your enterprise and how you earn revenue and raise capital from philanthropy and/or investors
+ What We're Looking For
- is committed to Atlanta (Atlanta-based and focused) and is a true ambassador for the city
- is working on an idea that tackles a specific social challenge
- is willing to learn and be challenged along the way with peers and mentors
- has a passion for and expertise in the subject matter they are working on
The candidate's venture or idea:
- is less than three years old and/or has less than $500,000 in revenue
- is incorporated in the state of Georgia
- has the potential for scale + sustainability
- has the potential for measurable social impact and economic impact
- has an opportunity for earned revenue
- has a clear role or opportunity for community engagement
Note: The Center for Civic Innovation does not discriminate based on age, color, sexuality, gender expression, religion (creed), national origin, disability, veteran status or former incarceration status.
Additionally, at least 50% of our fellowships are reserved for women led or co-founded ideas.