Saturday, January 24, 2009

Open Society Institute Seeks Fellows

(In photo: Baltimore-based performer Bangladesh of the Bangladesh Project performing in the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest)

The Open Society Institute-Baltimore( ) is accepting applications for its 2009 class of Community Fellows.

The goals of these fellowships are to encourage individuals to pursue public and community service careers, expand the number of mentors and role models available to youth in inner-city neighbor-hoods, and promote entrepreneurial initiatives that will empowercommunities to increase opportunities and improve the quality oflife for their residents.

Since 1998, over one hundred CommunityFellows have applied their educational and professional experiencesin innovative projects serving marginalized communities in Balti-more. Past fellows have made exceptional accomplishments in a widevariety of areas, including media literacy, community art, andjuvenile justice.

Interested individuals may either apply for a fellowship to workunder the auspices of a nonprofit organization or to workindependently.OSI will award up to ten fellowships to individuals committed toimproving the circumstances of Baltimore's underserved communities.Fellows will receive $48,750 over eighteen months.Interested applicants must contact OSI to reserve a spot at anorientation session.

For information on attending an orientation session and/or receiving an application, visit the OSI Web site.RFP Link:

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