Project Description


Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan Fellowship

This intensive training is designed for low- and minimum-wage earners who are interested in making an impact in their community by helping workers gain more respect and compensation at work. The fellowship provides the opportunity to develop valuable community organizing skills that can help you secure meaningful and higher-paying employment.

Through 12 days of training over the course of eight months, participants learn how to be leaders in Michigan’s economic justice movement.

Fellows will:

  • Develop a broader understanding of the political landscape in Michigan, including who holds power in their community and how to influence them
  • Improve their awareness of and ability to collaborate across issues and communities
  • Strengthen core leadership skills to engage more fully in organizing, advocacy, and issue campaigns
  • Learn how to operate in an anti-racist/anti-oppression way
  • Identify long-term leadership goals and develop a clear plan to increase their political involvement
  • Feel empowered and equipped to take on greater leadership roles in their community
  • Build relationships with economic justice leaders and activists across the state
  • Play a crucial role in promoting economic justice in Michigan

EJAM will:

  • Provide participants with a $1,000 stipend (over eight months) to participate in this FREE training
  • Provide childcare, if needed
  • Provide organizing training and leadership development opportunities with EJAM partners
  • Provide participants with networking opportunities

The 2019 Michigan Economic Justice Alliance Fellowship is underway. Details about the 2020 fellowship will be available soon! Check back for more information or fill out the following form, and we’ll contact you.

Yes! I’m interested in learning more about EJAM’s fellowship program.