The Roosevelt Institute is excited to launch the Forge Fellowship! This fellowship is a stipended opportunity for students currently enrolled at community colleges and public universities across the country that do not have an existing Roosevelt chapter on their campus. Participants will be trained in core policy, organizing, and base-building skills, and receive one-on-one guidance from Roosevelt staff and alumni as they build chapters and launch policy projects.
The Forge Fellowship is dedicated in memory of Reese Neader. Reese worked in communities across the country whose voices were not being heard in national politics by building civic infrastructure in order to address the unique challenges faced by these communities. Reese recognized the untapped potential for progressive power in many of our diverse, hardworking, and often overlooked communities, largely in the Midwest and South. His life’s work was dedicated to building that power: he founded Forge Columbus to encourage civic innovation in Ohio, worked for the Obama campaign as the Youth Vote Director in Pennsylvania, and served as Policy Director for the Roosevelt Institute. This Fellowship seeks to empower a new generation of those like Reese who enthusiastically envision and push for progressive policy change in their communities.
2018-19 Forge Fellows
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