10 Fellows. 10 Months. 10 Projects. 1 Community.
In March 2016, the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance (the Center) launched a new iteration of its community fellowship program designed to equip survivors of interpersonal violence with leadership skills to empower their long-term success.
The program curriculum was adapted from the leadership model of Dr. Monica Sharma, Former Leadership and Capacity Development Director at the United Nations and Dr. Vernice Solimar, former Core Faculty at The College of Graduate Professional Studies at John F. Kennedy University.
This 10-month program accepted 5 fellows for each program location, Central and West. Their work aligned with the Center’s mission of violence prevention/interruption and long-term sustainability for community members in the areas of sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse and human trafficking.
As part of a cohort, Fellows received training regarding how to develop community projects on their own while guided by mentors in track areas including advocacy, training & events, outreach and project coordination and technology.
Click on a picture to read about our projects and bios!