The Brewer Fellowship to Unite America is a professional development opportunity for leaders of nonpartisan organizations working to put voters first. Through a cohort that will convene several times over the course of 18 months, organization leaders will develop and deepen relationships with others in the field, while being exposed to special workshops and professional coaching designed to strengthen their capacity as leaders of both their organizations and the broader movement.
The Brewer Fellowship is dedicated to the legacy of Jacob “Jake” Brewer (1981-2015), a political organizer and social activist who served as senior policy adviser to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration. Throughout his life, Jake continuously dismantled political, cultural and religious barriers in order to create unlikely coalitions to tackle intractable social problems.
This program and investment by the Unite America Fund advances our priority of strengthening collaboration across our movement and investing in shared infrastructure designed to benefit many organizations.
Numerous organizations, new and established, large and small, are working to establish a more representative and functional government. These organizations are led by incredible practitioners with diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and experiences. The success of these organizations is a direct function of the capabilities of organization leaders and the staffs they lead.
However, given the limited bandwidth and resources these organizations operate with, personal and professional development is too frequently deprioritized, and often, not invested in at all. This cross partisan fellowship is designed to help organization leaders grow so they can sustain and scale their organizations. It will also allow fellows to strengthen personal relationships with key allies in their field built on mutual trust and understanding.
The Brewer Fellowship to Unite America is a collaborative project of Cultivate the Karass and The Institute for Citizens & Scholars.
Daniella Ballou-Aares | Leadership Now Project
Lee Drutman | New America
Mindy Finn | Citizen Data
Katie Harbath | Anchor Change
Francis Johnson | Take Back our Republic
Sarah Longwell | Defending our Democracy Together
Maya McGuineas | Fix the Debt
Amber McReynolds | National Vote at Home Institute
Aaron Menenberg | Institute for Political Innovation
Debilyn Molineaux | Bridge Alliance
Steve Olikara | Millennial Action Project
Nick Penniman | Issue One
Rob Richie | FairVote
Cynthia Richie Terrell | RepresentWomen
Josh Silver | RepresentUs
Nick Troiano | Unite America
Sarah Walker | Secure Democracy
Layla Zaidene | Millennial Action Project