We are proud to to announce our third year of the Lois Gibbs Fellowship, a selective, 9-month program that provides a diverse set of emerging citizen leaders with the tools and training to build sustained political will to improve the environment and health in Western New York neighborhoods.
Over the course of one year, the Lois Gibbs Fellowship provides rich training opportunities in the following areas:
- Developing effective messages and media outreach
- Strategic campaign planning and power mapping
- How to build your base
- Holding elected officials accountable
- Grassroots lobbying
- New media
- Corporate and Government research
The program is named in honor of Lois Gibbs, a grassroots environmental justice advocate from Western New York. She is best known for her successful campaign to relocate families living on top of a toxic waste dump in Niagara Falls. Lois Gibbs is emblematic of the program’s philosophy: ordinary individuals can make an extraordinary difference when they organize.
Expect a new twist on this year’s fellowship. We’ve extended our program, which means more trainings and resources for social and environmental justice leaders! We are also excited to welcome back past graduates of the program, to share their experiences and offer expertise from their on the ground campaigns.
To download an application click on this link: Lois Gibbs 2013 Fellowship Application
Or call us at 852-3813 to have us mail you an application.
Applications are due January 15th. – DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 30th!
Questions? Visit our site, or call Rebecca at 852-3813.