Justice Next Cohort FAQs
Who is eligible to apply?

Dream.Org is an equal opportunity/affirmative action organization. We strongly encourage people with diverse backgrounds to apply, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, centering those most impacted by systemic injustices and giving them a seat at the table to shape a more equitable future. If you are newer to advocacy or have a few years under your belt, this is the cohort for you.

Therefore, the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Black & Brown (BIPOC) young adults between 18-24 years of age as of the application deadline.
  • Lives in Sacramento or Sacramento County 

And (one of the following):

  • Justice Impacted (impacted by the legal system) 
  • Indirectly Impacted (Family Member, Significant Other, Friend)
  • A supporter of Justice Reform
  • A supporter of Climate Justice
When is the application deadline?

Friday March 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM PST

How will I be notified about the status of my application?

Notifications are sent primarily via the email you submitted in your application. Every applicant will receive a notice about their application.  If you are not contacted within 2 weeks of your application, the email you submitted included an error.

What is the timeframe of the cohort?

The training is scheduled to occur from April 17 -June 8, 2024 and the graduation is scheduled on June 9, 2024.

Where will the cohort take place?

The model for the cohort will be between in-person and virtual meetings. There will be 3  in-person weekends (April 19th-April 21), ( May 25th-May 26th), (June 8th-June 9th) and 1 virtual training that will take place  on May 9th. The in-person locations of the cohort will be announced to those selected at orientation. Below are the dates:

 In-Person Training Dates

  • April 19th - 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • April 20th - 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • April 21st - 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • May 25th  - 9:00PM-5:00PM
  • May 26th - 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • June 8th - 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • June 9th Graduation - 10:30AM-4:30PM 

Virtual Training Dates

  • April 17th Orientation - 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • May 9th - 5:00AM-6:00PM
Will travel be financially covered?

While every cohort member may incur some personal costs throughout the cohort, breakfast and lunch will be covered by Dream.Org.

What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a cohort member?

All cohort members must attend all training sessions (in-person and virtual). Every cohort member will be paired with a mentor who they will be required to meet with on a biweekly basis.

How can I contact you?

Yuri Sadiki-Torres, National Organizer
Email: yuri.sadiki-torres@dream.org

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