The PROSPECTIVE CUE FELLOW
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the CUE Equity Fellowship. In addition, CUE solicits nominations from their network of stakeholders. Nominated candidates will receive an invitation to complete the Fellowship application. The Fellowship selection committee, composed of CUE staff and Fellowship alumni, reviews all applications and recommends candidates to be invited to participate in Selection Day(s), an interactive scenario-based interview process along with other fellow candidates. Selected candidates must be able to commit to monthly full-day trainings (May 2024 - January 2025) to accept the fellowship.
Info Session (in-person)
The CUE Model
The Chicago United for Equity (CUE) Equity Fellowship is a nine-month program designed to bring together 15-20 leaders across identities, neighborhoods, and perspectives in government, media, research, storytelling, organizing, advocacy and philanthropy to strengthen their racial equity practice. This diverse group of Fellows is a powerful learning community that serves as both catalyst and support to build a more equitable Chicago by reimagining its structures, policies and practices through a racial equity lens.
CUE Fellows are leaders, innovators, disruptors, and healers of all different kinds. We look for Fellows to come into this work with:
The CUE curriculum
CUE is a critical reflective learning community. We believe that our best learning happens through relationships and action. We work to cultivate a community of change agents with shared frameworks, strategies, and tools to create change.
Our Fellowship creates opportunities to analyze, explore and implement:
THE RACIAL EQUITY PROJECT
Fellows are expected to define a Racial Equity Project to reimagine a structure, policy or practice through a racial equity lens.
Examples of past CUE fellowship projects include:
THE SPONSOR ORGANIZATION
Candidates are required to name a sponsoring organization that will serve as a partner in developing and implementing their Racial Equity Projects. They should have a pre-existing relationship with this organization prior to applying to the Fellowship. That relationship could be as a staff member, board member or similar leadership role, or as a volunteer or longstanding collaborator.
We are looking for sponsor organizations who are helping reshape Chicago through:
We fund the CUE Equity Fellowship in alignment with our vision for transforming power. Sponsoring organizations that have a candidate selected for the CUE Fellowship contribute to the cost of the program on a sliding scale based on the sponsoring organization’s annual operating budget. Though no qualified candidate is turned away for inability to pay, all sponsoring organizations are required to commit resources to demonstrate commitment to their project.
Sponsor Org Operating Annual Budget
$3M - $4,999,999
$2M - $2,999,999
$1M - $1,999,999
$500,000 - $999,999
Up to $499,999