ACTIVATE: Building the Capacity of Leaders on the Frontlines

ACTIVATE: Building the Capacity of Leaders on the Frontlines

ACTIVATE is an annual professional development fellowship designed for trans and non-binary BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) leaders with two or more years working in advocacy and community organizing. ACTIVATE seeks to provide an in-depth and comprehensive training curriculum that addresses the core skills needed to advance access to leadership roles in the LGBTQ+ nonprofit sector. The program consists of quarterly cohort-based courses, monthly small group meetings, and an annual project.

The 2021-2022 ACTIVATE cohort will consist of 16 fellows and began with an intensive digital training and virtual convening October 15-17, 2021. Beyond the cohort-based curriculum that the ACTIVATE program offers, additional benefits for fellows include:
  A $1500 stipend
  A $500 tech credit
  Meals provided during webinars and convenings
  Access to mentorship opportunities through our alumni network
  Additional professional development resources and opportunities

We are excited to announce our ACTIVATE Fellows for 2021-22!


Zahara Bassett
Chicago, Illinois | She, Her, Hers

Tyrell Blacquemoss
Tucson, Arizona | He, Him, His

Beautifull Devynne
East Point, Georgia | She, Her, Hers

E. Lee Dyer IV
Richmond, Virginia | He, Him, His

Nyla Foster
Kansas City, Missouri | She, Her, Hers

Ash Garcia
Carson, California | She, Her, Hers

Kai Guzman
Escondido, California | They, Them, Theirs

Trenton Johnson
Dallas, Texas | He, Him, His

Korea Kelly
Kansas City, Missouri | She, Her, Hers

Regina Livingston
Gainesville, Florida | She, Her, Hers

Verniss McFarland
Houston, Texas | She, Her, Hers & They, Them, Theirs

Andrea Montanez
Orlando, Florida | She, Her, Hers

Me'jour Mook
Federal Way, Washington | She, Her, Hers

CJ Moseley
Atlanta, Georgia | He, Him, His

Kendrick Tuff
Atlanta, Georgia | He, Him, His

Simaya Turner
Decatur, Georgia | She, Her, Hers

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