Through a generous grant from the Comcast Foundation and in partnership with the California LGBT Legislative Caucus, the Equality California Institute – Comcast Fellowship brings LGBTQ youth and allies to Sacramento to learn about California politics, the legislative process and civic engagement. The annual fellowship is an intensive four-week program for students who have completed at least their first year of undergraduate studies at a college or university. Fellows gain first-hand experience and leadership skills working with legislators, policymakers and staff, and meet with LGBTQ leaders to learn about how advocacy and public service can fuel meaningful policy change.
On this podcast-only edition of Out in the Bay, hear details about the Equality California Institute–Comcast Fellowship – including how to apply – from Comcast California Director of Community Impact, Lorena Hernandez, who created the fellowship in 2010, and Equality California Legislative Manager Tami Martin, who previously managed the fellowship and continues to work with fellows each year.
With over 900,000 members, Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization and is California’s only LGBTQ+ civil rights organization working at the local, state and national levels.
Links to fellowships, internships and mentorships discussed on this episode:
Equality California Institute–Comcast Fellowship
Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project-Comcast Fellowship
Victory Fund A national organization devoted to electing LGBTQ leaders