The Generation Citizen Community Change Fellowship (CCF) is an internship opportunity for high-performing GC high school alumni to continue their community engagement after the semester in a professional political environment.
Fellows hold a stipend-paid summer internship in political, advocacy, and governmental offices and receive staff-led professional development throughout the summer and subsequent school year. CCF helps students cultivate their leadership in and advance their commitment to the public advocacy sphere. Coming out of the Fellowship, these young leaders are committed to long-term civic engagement.
Since the CCF launched in 2014, Fellows have been paired with advocacy and community organizations like YouthUprising (Bay Area), Make the Road-NY (NYC), and the Boston Education Justice Alliance (Massachusetts), as well as the offices of several elected officials.
“I am most proud that I am now able to go to a complete stranger and talk to them about an issue worth fighting for. I will be going to political rallies and will vote for them in the future. I will start a student government and get involved in campaigns that help push for a better change in schools after the Community Change Fellowship.”
Office of New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres