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Just Transition Leadership Program

As people on the frontlines of climate change and environmental harm, we all have a vision of the world we want to see. A world where power is shifted back into the hands of the many, not the few. A world where we can make our own decisions by coming together to build the solutions we need and the future we want.

The Just Transition Leadership Program brings together passionate individuals who are eager to learn and apply community organizing, intercultural communication, and grassroots leadership skills to accelerate positive change in their communities and across Washington State by implementing the Just Transition framework.

Frontline communities don’t just need to survive, we need to thrive. Our communities will only be stronger and more effective the more connected we are to each other, and the more we are able to support each other in our efforts to create the change we need and the future we want.

That’s what this program is about: by fostering our own leaders, frontline communities can create the future we want to see. Join us in creating a collective movement toward a more just and equitable future!

Applications for the Just Transition Leadership Program are now open! View the information below and apply as soon as you can—applications will be due by May 31, 2024.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The program formally starts in September and ends in May. We will have a mini in-person retreat in August and an end-of-program cohort celebration in June.

No. We do not expect any formal writing—we prefer whatever is an honest response. It can definitely be shorter than 150 words (about one page), as long as you share clearly your ideas and feelings. We want you to be reflected in your response. We do not assess applications based on spelling or grammar, just on ideas and passion.

Unfortunately, we won’t consider applications received after Friday, May 31st at midnight. Since applications will be open for a full month, we encourage you to start early to give yourself enough time if you are planning to apply.

Of course! However, keep in mind that your nominee needs to be the one filling out the application form, so please share that information with them if you nominate someone.

We expect to accept ten to fifteen (10–15) participants. This is partly due to funding considerations, but the most important consideration is to provide a meaningful space for all participants to get to know each other and spend meaningful time with mentors, guest speakers, and partners.

We are giving preference to coalition member staff, volunteers, and board members. We are open to considering applications from partner organizations, but if you are not sure that you are eligible, please contact Isabel Carrera Zamanillo at [email protected] with your questions.

Yes! We are still assessing how much we can provide to each project, but the funds could be used to cover costs of activities to engage with community members, tools to work on the project, and any other connected costs. Participants will create a budget proposal together with a short project proposal that defines objectives, format, and potential impact. We will support you on the project design as well.

The program formally starts in September and ends in May. We will have a mini in-person retreat in August and an end-of-program cohort celebration in June.

No. We do not expect any formal writing—we prefer whatever is an honest response. It can definitely be shorter than 150 words (about one page), as long as you share clearly your ideas and feelings. We want you to be reflected in your response. We do not assess applications based on spelling or grammar, just on ideas and passion.

Unfortunately, we won’t consider applications received after Friday, May 31st at midnight. Since applications will be open for a full month, we encourage you to start early to give yourself enough time if you are planning to apply.

Of course! However, keep in mind that your nominee needs to be the one filling out the application form, so please share that information with them if you nominate someone.

We expect to accept ten to fifteen (10–15) participants. This is partly due to funding considerations, but the most important consideration is to provide a meaningful space for all participants to get to know each other and spend meaningful time with mentors, guest speakers, and partners.

We are giving preference to coalition member staff, volunteers, and board members. We are open to considering applications from partner organizations, but if you are not sure that you are eligible, please contact Isabel Carrera Zamanillo at [email protected] with your questions.

Yes! We are still assessing how much we can provide to each project, but the funds could be used to cover costs of activities to engage with community members, tools to work on the project, and any other connected costs. Participants will create a budget proposal together with a short project proposal that defines objectives, format, and potential impact. We will support you on the project design as well.

Application Information