We’re looking for a few passionate people who want to make a difference!

United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ new homelessness fellowship program will give accepted participants the opportunity to engage directly in homeless systems projects related to policy and planning.

The Homelessness Policy Fellowship is a unique opportunity for recent graduates to work with top public sector systems leaders and local public leadership while gaining firsthand experience tackling one of L.A.’s most challenging and critical issues – homelessness. Fellows will also receive an annual stipend of $60,000, ongoing training, professional development opportunities, and mentorship from public sector leaders.

Powered by United Way’s Home For Good Funders Collaborative, fellows will be placed in county departments helmed by the offices of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson, the Department of Mental Health, and the City of Pasadena.

This one-year, full-time fellowship program will be offered to five recent graduates with advanced degrees who are committed to ending homelessness in L.A.

"We're looking to bring in the next generation of leaders," said Elise Buik, President & CEO of the United Way of Greater L.A. in a recent interview with KPCC. "We absolutely have to think of it as a ten-year horizon."

Do you or someone you know want to take part in this exciting new opportunity? The deadline to apply is April 1. Click here to learn more.