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The Cisneros Center for New Americans is excited to select the 2015 corps of American Dream Fellows, a paid opportunity for young and driven leaders who are passionate about empowering new immigrant families to fully engage their communities and live out their American Dream.During this paid 13-month fellowship, Fellows will work together with community stakeholders in our host communities to address barriers to immigrant integration. Fellows will educate, advocate, and innovate.

EDUCATE. Fellows will work to instill a sense of urgency about education in new immigrant families by engaging family members in educational goals and breaking down barriers to academic achievement. In the process, the Fellows themselves will grow in their understanding and appreciation of the host community, and will embark in their own journey of personal growth.

ADVOCATE. Fellows will work to improve access for new immigrants to the resources and services they need to pursue the American Dream, including through the path we have developed: A Road Map to The American Dream. To do this, Fellows will create strong and meaningful relationships with community members and stakeholders, and use their work to lend a voice to the community’s needs.

INNOVATE. Fellows will work closely with the community to leverage collective impact, proven strategies, and innovative technologies. The host community’s leadership and fellows will work closely to generate creative solutions that maximize resources and impact.

The American Dream Fellowship program will begin in July and run through August of the following year. During the first month of their commitment, Fellows will participate in a rigorous training in San Antonio. Fellows will receive a competitive salary and full benefits.

To learn more about the Fellow profile, click here.
For additional information about the fellowship, click here.
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
First deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
Second Deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
The application includes:

Basic information
Resume
Personal Statement
Please visit www.cisneroscenter.org/apply

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