Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit

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When: July 8 - August 3, 2017

Where: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Who's eligible: Young professionals and university students from Detroit, elsewhere in Michigan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine. U.S. Senior Fellows are also eligible to apply.

The Humanity in Action Detroit Fellowship is a new Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Detroit, Michigan. Humanity in Action will bring together a group of 22 American and European emerging leaders – focusing particularly on students from the Detroit-area and the state of Michigan – for an intensive program that will examine the promise, failure and possibilities of social and economic progress in Detroit.

The program will explore the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program will place special emphasis on democratic inclusion of marginalized groups, equitable development, social entrepreneurship and public health. Humanity in Action will task the Fellows with challenging their own assumptions about race, class, development, health and equity among other fundamental issues. The Detroit Fellowship builds upon the model the Humanity in Action developed for the Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship, which took place in Detroit in 2015. 

The Detroit Fellowship will join Humanity in Action's John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta as the second U.S.-based annual program, along with our annual European programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw

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The 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Detroit is supported by the RNR Foundation, the Knight Foundation and the Germeshausen Foundation. The participation of Greek Fellows in Humanity in Action Fellowships internationally is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.