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Spring Semester (Jan-May ‘21)

*No longer accepting applications

AAPI COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP 

A fellowship designed specifically for AAPI college students to explore the topic of mental wellness in their communities, focusing on:

RACIAL IDENTITY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PSYCHOEDUCATION

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR 

For this Fellowship, we are looking for AAPI college students who are interested in developing their understanding of mental health as an issue tied to culture, socioeconomic status, and structural inequities. This Fellowship aims to help students discuss these important topics in nuanced ways that can build the foundation for future advocacy and professional endeavors.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

Selected Fellows will participate in workshops, hear from guest speakers, and explore their AAPI identities -- all with the goal of better understanding mental health on both a personal and societal level. Applying what they learned, Fellows will  develop a service learning project to help raise awareness and/or advocate for mental health services for their communities.

THROUGH THIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM STUDENTS WILL:

LEARN

Participate in bi-weekly small-group workshops that dive into our three core topics, led by experts and community leaders.

EDUCATE

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ADVOCATE

Increase knowledge of socio-political issues that impact AAPIs by collectively designing and carrying out a service learning project.

ENGAGE

Be a part of a brand new community of socially-engaged AAPI young adults from campuses across the country.

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Fellowship is fully remote. Students will receive compensation for participation in the Fellowship and for completing surveys to evaluate program effectiveness. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will there be compensation for participation in this Fellowship?


Yes, Fellows will receive two forms of compensation: 1) Food delivery gift cards of $15 per biweekly workshop and 2) Additional financial compensation for completing assessment surveys.




Is participation mandatory for all of the workshops?


Yes, Fellows are expected to commit to attending every workshop for successful completion of the program. These workshops take place once every two weeks and are 2 hours each.




What is the total expected time commitment for this fellowship?


We anticipate about 2 hours per week. Biweekly workshops are 2 hours each, and Fellows will work on a service learning project during the other weeks. The Fellowship runs for about 18 weeks from late January to May 2021.




What can students expect from the service learning project?


Fellows will be asked to carry out a service learning project on the topic of AAPI mental health. The purpose of this project is to encourage Fellows to explore community needs and assets and engage in an activity that will directly benefit AAPI communities. We are engaging our program partners from NYU to create some parameters for a project, but our aim is to make this an opportunity for Fellows to get creative and take the lead on execution.




Why are fellows asked to fill out assessment surveys?


Data from surveys, along with an exit interview, will allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of the program’s content and format. Because this program provides education relating to issues that have been tied to AAPI young adult well-being, we are interested in understanding how participants’ attitudes and perspectives might be impacted after participating in the Fellowship. This information will help us adjust and improve future programming and student offerings.




Is this a therapy program?


No. This program is not meant to serve as therapy or treatment for mental health conditions.




Can I still apply if I’m not enrolled as an undergraduate?


This opportunity is open to currently enrolled undergraduates only.





Don't see your question? Email Jennifer Wu at jennifer.wu@cafamh.org

Program assessments are developed in partnership with the NYU Department of Applied Psychology.

 

This program is funded in part by the CAMS-CAIPA Community Fund.

Visit www.collected.nyc to learn more about Collected’s mission and programs.