The Kairos Fellowship is a year long on-the-job training program for emerging digital campaigners of color.
The Kairos Fellowship is designed to address the racial disparity that exists within the digital movement by pairing robust recruitment with a training and mentorship program that creates a new cohort of tech-savvy campaigners of color.
National organizations at the forefront of digital advocacy and racial justice have joined together to support the Kairos Fellowship. Kairos will place fourteen fellows at leading national and state organizations. Fellows will receive hands – on training, mentorship, and a year long campaigner apprenticeship – from February 2017 to February 2018 with the possibility of full-time employment upon completion of the fellowship.
Kairos, an ancient Greek word, refers to “the right or opportune moment for action.” In the past year, we have witnessed an inspiring movement for civil rights that is calling attention to structural violence, racism, and inequality in the United States.
Technology and digital campaigning have fundamentally changed how we organize. Individuals and communities can mobilize and create change at an unprecedented pace and scale, yet there is often an access gap when it comes to leaders of color employing these cutting-edge tools.