The University of Michigan's Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) offers a distinctive educational opportunity for emerging leaders committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while also addressing broader social concerns.
The JCLP is a five-semester program conducted over 20 consecutive months:
Program Funding: Nonresident students: $47,000 award, Resident students $23,500. All applicants are encouraged to investigate and apply for the Wexner Graduate Fellowships and the JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program. Merit awards and need based financial aid are also available.
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017. The online application can be found here. For full consideration, please apply by December 1, 2016. Priority deadline is February 1, 2017 and regular deadline is March 1, 2017.
Contact Paige Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details or any questions.
Annie Shapiro comes to JCLP from the Twin Cities by way of Washington, DC. She received a B.A. in International Affairs and History from the George Washington University. Following graduation, she worked in DC on international HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment for the government. Annie is passionate about working to create a more equitable health system in the U.S. She is currently pursuing a dual MPH/MSW degree at the University of Michigan. Annie is currently placed at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit working on health and wellness and healthcare navigation. Through year one of JCLP, Annie enjoyed thinking critically about the inclusivity of the Jewish community and how to engage those who are marginalized or on the fringe of the community. As she continues into year two of the program, Annie hopes to continue conversations about the intersection between the Jewish community and social justice movements and think of innovative ways to energize the Jewish community around increasing equity in our communities and nation as a whole.
Alumnus Josh Kanter talks about his experience at the U-M School of Social Work and the Jewish Communal Leadership Program.