Letter of Interest Instructions
Established in 2015, The Power Coalition is a 501c3 civic engagement table for the state of Louisiana.
Our coalition believes in the power of women in leadership and taking action to fight for a more just and equitable system. Our framework centers BIPOC women and girls in policy, organizing, and advocacy. Our goal is to equip women of color with the knowledge and information they need to find their voice and learn where and when to use it.
Investing in women and women-led activism has the potential to change the trajectory for children in low-income communities across the nation. The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice supports community-based activism and grassroots leadership development through several avenues, all of which empower citizens to address classism, racism, and marginalization in their own lives and communities. Too often, their voices are ignored in the traditional, top-down structures of power.
Through the She Leads: Community Activist Fellowship Program, we are looking to support dynamic community leaders who make a difference in their communities but don’t have the resources to enhance their leadership and work.
The letter of interest (LOI) should provide a brief explanation of your work as a community activist. We don’t have a defined list of issues we will be considering, and the fellowships in and of themselves are not focused on project-based work. However, the letter of interest should discuss how the fellowship will improve your leadership and work in the community.
How to Apply
“As women, we must and up for ourselves...for each other...for justice...for all.”
To apply, submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) by April 19th at 11:59 pm.
In addition to answering the LOI questions, you may also submit materials that would help us learn more about you and your work, such as a resume, flyer, or bio.
You will be asked to provide basic contact information to register with our system. Once you complete registration, you will then be asked to answer 5 questions that are a part of the LOI. The answers to your questions should be brief, but you may include any information to help us understand you and your work.
The questions in the LOI are focused on the following:
- Getting to know you, your community, and work.
- Why you believe this work is necessary now.
- What would your community look like if the challenge you are working on was solved?
- Are there others in your community involved with you in this work?
- What do you need the most to be successful in your work as a community leader?
For questions, please email Janea Jamison, Director of Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org.