Care Fellows

The Care Fellowship is a leadership development program that helps grow and nurture the advocacy and communications skills of people who give and receive care.

Our Care Fellows represent some of the most dedicated activists in our network. Led by innate expertise drawn from their lived experiences and ideas, Care Fellows are changing the way care is seen, valued, and supported in the United States.

A group of Care Fellows smile and pose for a photo with Ai-jen Poo at CareFest.

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A nomination-based award program for caregivers and recipients of care who hold innate expertise drawn from their lived experiences and ideas, the Care Fellowship, operational since 2019, is a 6-month leadership development program that operates nationally concentrated in cohorts across four key states: California, Michigan, Georgia, and Illinois.

The goal of each month is to have leaders emerge with more skills to take their stories and use them for change to the care system. The leadership development focuses on learning skills in storytelling, culture change work, and advocacy.

The Fellowship awards, in the amount of $1,500, are distributed annually. Beyond the monetary distribution, as an awardee, you will have access to a network of resources and join the ranks of our Care Fellows—a leadership development course that blends skill-building across advocacy and storytelling with a growing community of caregivers.

Over the six-month course of the Care Fellowship, each fellow participates in a 60-hour course and gains access to a growing Care ‘Flex’ Fund that we utilize to support access and engagement for caregivers and care recipients who have gone or are currently going through our Care Fellow program. Access and engagement funds could include: travel for events, respite (i.e., coverage of care while Fellows are traveling), honorariums for speaking engagements, and more.

Care Fellow Jacquelyn Revere smiles with her family member.

Sponsor a Fellow

In 2019, we have grown the Fellowship into a multi-racial, intergenerational cohort of more than 100 fellows spread across four states. Your generous donation will help us continue this transformational program.