The Center for Third World Organizing, in partnership with the Liberatory Leadership Project, is announcing the 2021-2022 PRAXIS Cohort Fellowship Program. 

The PRAXIS Cohort is an opportunity to support (5) Black-led organizations that are in the founding stages (years 0-5) of a new organization or project, in creating a values-driven liberatory organizational structure that allows them to thrive, develop as leaders, and prefigure the types of organizations that will get us closer to liberation. 

Successful projects/organizations will have:

  • 2-3 people who are available to participate 
  • Be movement & values aligned
  • Have the desire to address & shift power
  • Have an anti-capitalist framework 
  • Be Black led and Black focused (70% of the leadership is Black, PRIMARY leadership is Black,  50% of Board is Black, and Black-centered programming)
  • Have an organizing framework, but don’t have to be organizers 
  • Have the desire to confront power & privilege in their mission 

The program will begin in June with our program “kick off” on the evening of Friday, June 18. In order to be successful applicants, participants will be able to:

  • Attend (1) monthly meeting with the group 
  • Attend (1) monthly meeting with each coach 
  • Attend (1) monthly meeting with the Program Coordinator 
  • Participate for (12) hours per month/(1) weekend per month
  • Participate in the (FULL) 10 month program 
  • Meet during the 3rd weekend of the month (June 2021 through March 2022) 

The PRAXIS Cohort Fellowship will offer participating projects/organizations:

  • Receive an organizational development coach 
  • Receive a funding & grant development coach 
  • Receive a program & leadership development coach 
  • Receive website support 
  • Meet with each coach individually each month
  • Receive $30,000 for organizational support 

To apply for the PRAXIS Cohort Fellowship, please fill out the application below. The application deadline is Friday, April 23rd at 11 PM EST.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Program Coordinator, Kharyshi Wiginton, at (510) 681-8051 or

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