Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We believe that the opportunity to connect and deepen relationships with like-minded emerging leaders in the Chicago area is a large benefit of structuring this fellowship in the form of three retreats. We therefore require fellows to stay at the retreat centers for the duration of the sessions. All meals will be provided.

No. The content of each retreat is designed to build on that of the previous one, so participation in each retreat is required.

Please plan for two to five hours of work between retreats for assignments and peer or staff coaching.

Possibly! While our ideal participant works in one or more of these spheres, we will consider applicants who can demonstrate a passion, a history, or an active engagement in a volunteer or personal capacity in one or more of them.

No. Our food system has many problems—some are animal related, while others are not. We seek fellows who recognize the intersectionality of these problems, but we do not require you to follow a specific diet. During the retreats, however, only plant-based meals will be served.

Yes! Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.