Courageous Equity Leadership Fellows

Our Work With College Students (U.S. & New Zealand)

We believe college students are poised to lead the charge to change the racial calculus. Our United States and New Zealand Fellows receive scholarships, training and support in using our renowned Protocol for Courageous Conversation™.

Our equity coaches support the students as they host healing sessions virtually and on-site throughout the year. They are also trained to respond skillfully to racial incidents when they occur. Additionally, Fellows engage with their peers and the broader community, promoting racial healing in online platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.

If you would like to sponsor a Fellow, the cost is $4,000 per Fellow. 

Interested in this program?

Our goal with this program is to develop a diverse group of emerging young leaders so they can contribute to intra-racial and interracial healing locally and across the globe.

Who This Is For

College students who have demonstrated an interest in the scholarly study of race and race relations and are interested in facilitating productive conversations about race using the Courageous Conversation™ framework.

What To Expect

Fellows will receive extensive training and support that draws on the over 25-year history of Courageous Conversation™ by Pacific Educational Group and will engage in the following:

  1. Courageous Equity Leadership Fellows will host and facilitate regularly scheduled conversations about race on their campus.
  2. Fellows will collaborate with their counterparts from other universities, across the globe, via an online platform throughout the year.
  3. Fellows will develop forums and virtual platform activities and events to foster intra-racial and interracial relationships on campus and among youth across the globe.
  4. Fellows will work with the Global Foundation to mitigate racial trauma and facilitate healing when incidents of racial strife occur in their communities.

How It Works

Fellows will participate in training modules and receive individual coaching in the Protocol for Courageous Conversation™. Fellows will be able to:

  • Define each component of the CCAR Protocol
  • Understand the personal and interpersonal purpose of each part of the Protocol
  • Apply Protocol when analyzing and developing meaning around current and critical events on campus and in the broader community
  • Apply Protocol when engaging with others
  • Utilize the Protocol to guide others in racial literacy development and healthy racial discourse
  • Consistently engage in self-reflection and mindfulness to process through racialized fears, triggers and obstacles
  • Craft, expand, and articulate his/her Racial Autobiography™


Please complete the following application and attach a copy of your resume.

Applications are due on March 1, 2021. Applicants will receive acceptance letters by May 3, 2021. Training, coaching and/or planning for September events will take place June 1-Aug. 31, 2021.

Fellows who complete the training modules, develop and execute virtual and/or face-to-face racial equity projects will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

For more information, please contact Madame Athena Chang, Courageous Conversations Global Foundation Program Director, at

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