Duration: 10 month (January - October)

Apply by January 8, 12 pm EST

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  • Alumni of SAF’s Levante Leadership Institute, Solidaridad Internship, Student Organizing School, Into the Fields Internship or Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship that live and work in NC
  • Approval from their employer to participate in professional development retreats and trainings during work time
  • Preference given to current staff members of organizations serving farmworkers, Latinos, or immigrants
  • Preference given to alumni from farmworker families
  • Preference given to alumni with limited experience in their field


Participants will gain leadership skills, nonprofit management skills, information on current farmworker issues and actions, and a cohort of other SAF alumni in the field.

Each fellow receives a gratitude journal, a SAF-t-shirt, and a $300 scholarship at the end of the program for professional development.



  • Attend an orientation Jan 27 and final retreat Oct 21
  • Attend monthly peer calls (Feb - Sept)
  • Submit 3 blogs to document the fellowship journey.
  • Participate in bi-monthly events: learning opportunity, action, farmworker outreach, SAF intern gathering & fundraising
  • Participate in 5 1-hour coaching sessions with a professional coach and mini sessions with the SAF Executive Director

Important dates
  • December 8Application opens
  • January 8Application deadline
  • January 27Orientation
  • February First blog due
  • February 24First monthly peer call
  • September 14Final monthly peer call
  • October Final blog due
  • October 21Final retreat


account_circleSylvia Zapata, Executive Director

phone(919) 566-1939

email[email protected]


SAF changed my entire career path from an academic focus to one of advocacy in the fields of public health and social work. The experience introduced me to new strategies of working and community building, taught me how to be an activist and leader of change, trained me in flexibility and adaptability, and provided me with a solid grounding in social justice and issues of equity.

Mackenzie Mann2014 SAF alum