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American Connection Corps Fellowship

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Heartland Forward, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Lead for America
Jun 15, 2021

The American Connection Corps Fellowship trains and mobilizes leaders to return to their rural and under-resourced communities to coordinate broadband development and digital inclusion.

Fellows will:

  • Attend national and statewide retreats to learn, deepen leadership potential, and build community with other change-makers across the country
  • Work with local leaders to help communities access federal and state resources, deliver digital literacy to under-resourced communities, and boost broadband access across the U.S.
  • Receive mentorship to start a business, nonprofit, or community group to address local needs
  • Strengthen leadership and knowledge through retreats, ongoing training, advisors, and alumni opportunities
  • Recruit other local community leaders to build the next generation of leaders and strengthen the community's capacity for change

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient. Independent work authorization through August of 2022 is required for Visa applicants.
  • Earned an undergraduate degree (including an associate degree) by June 2020
  • Graduated with the first undergraduate degree in 2010 or later. The fellowship is designed for people between the ages of 20 and 30.
  • Have a connection to the state served and have a desire to serve in the state in the long-term
Geographic coverage
Available in 12 states.
Amount of funding

This is an educational opportunity. The program will support 50 fellows in 12 states over a 2-year project period.

Application process

Follow the steps in the Application Process section of the program website. Each phase of the process contains links to additional information.

Submit the online application to begin the process.

Individuals and agencies interested in hosting and mentoring a fellow may complete the online host interest form.

Tagged as
Broadband · Infrastructure · Leadership · Alabama · Arkansas · Georgia · Illinois · Indiana · Kansas · Kentucky · Minnesota · Nebraska · Ohio · Oregon · Tennessee

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