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Host a Fellow

Engage communities. Bridge divides. Build organizational capacity.

Bringing community perspectives together

builds lasting solutions.

Do you seek to elevate and convene diverse perspectives? Do you need to infuse capacity support for authentic community engagement? Move for America can help!

Contact us to apply now and host a Move for America fellow at your organization!

Move for America is catalyzing civic bridge builders who are passionate about bridging divides and strengthening civic dialogue. Through their service, they are building a  more peaceful and just future.

What is the Move for America Fellowship? 

Move for America's finds, trains, and matches you with a Fellow, who will serve your project full-time for 12 months Fellowship trains, supports, and places Fellows in 12-month service positions to support projects designed to elevate community perspectives in problem solving, decision-making, or program co-creation. Fellows are paid AmeriCorps VISTA Members 

Fellows work full time at their host organizations and can complete projects ranging from interviewing community leaders to developing marketing materials and grant writing, depending on the needs of the host. 

Who is a Move for America fellow? 

A Move for America Fellow is curious, motivated, passionate about bridging divides, and committed to learning from others.

Fellows are not required to have previous job experience. Instead we seek those who exhibit traits we believe to be integral in active community engagement: curiosity, motivation, growth mindset, and a commitment to community.

Fellows who are selected and matched with a host site undergo training in community engagement, intercultural communication and conflict resolution. These training sessions are integral to the fellowship program and increase a Fellows' impact on their host organization. 

Who are Move for America host site partners? 

Our host sites are community-based organizations seeking to address an unmet need in their community by convening diverse perspectives and authentically listening to community voices.

Why host a Fellow? 

●  Fellows address previously unmet community needs

●  Infuses additional capacity and expertise

●  Cost Effective

●  Connect with our network of community-based partners

●  Opportunities for collaborative fundraising


We ask all host site partners to contribute to a portion of the Fellows' living expenses. Move for America has funding available to offset the costs, particularly for organizations serving low-income and / or rural communities.


Winter: Explore a partnership. Work with Move for America staff to define your project scope  

MarchInterview Fellowship finalists for your project

April: Match with a preferred Fellowship candidate! 

Sum: Fellow starts work at host site.

A mutually beneficial partnership...

Becoming a Move for America host site begins a meaningful partnership with commitments on both sides. 

We commit to recruiting skilled and value aligned Fellows, training and supporting Fellows throughout their Fellowship.

As a host site partner we expect you to first and foremost to welcome your fellow into your organization and community with support and warmth.

Host sites further commit to: 

  • Supervise and mentor a Move for America Fellow for up to one year

  • Identify an unmet need, unexplored asset or emerging opportunity in their community that if met or explored would meaningfully impact the lives of community members

  • Have key organizational leaders committed to implementing the community- driven project recommendations of the Fellows to the extent possible

  • Help connect Fellows to housing and/or host families in the community

  • ​Support the Fellow’s capstone project

  • Complete pre/post program evaluations


We will only consider organizations that meet the following criteria:

Are a 501c3 nonprofit, public agency, or fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit.

Serve low-income communities in Minnesota. Projects must be Minnesota based.

Proposed projects may not engage the Fellow(s) in any political activity, including but not limited to policy advocacy, lobbying, or voter registration.

I’m interested! What next? 

We are delighted you are considering hosting a Move for America Fellow.
To initiate the process of hosting a Fellow, contact a member of our partnerships team:

Abdul-Aziz Abdulrahmane

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