What is the ELLA Fellowship?

The ELLA Fellowship offers young women in-depth project development and leadership training while they design and implement a meaningful and ambitious social justice-based project to address a need they have identified in their own community. 

Throughout the nine-month fellowship, each Fellow receives specialized and professionally guided monthly retreats, a budget for project implementation, and the full support of the SNLP community throughout the program. The goals are to expand young women’s understanding of leadership, to deepen their program management skills, and to enhance young women’s confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity, as well as their potential for effective community leadership. ELLA is named for social activist, Ella Baker, and stands for Engage, Learn, Lead and Act. It is also means “she” in Spanish.


Who should apply?

Self-identified young women ages 16-22 interested in making change in their community!


How do you apply?

We hope you consider applying to ELLA! The application cycle for ELLA is currently closed, and will open next June 2017. If you would like to learn more about the program or would like feedback on a project you are thinking about, please reach out to Leslie at leslie@sadienash.org.