How to Apply

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be a rising sophomore or higher (undergraduates only); open to all majors.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or provide a compelling explanation why the GPA is below requirement.
  • Demonstration of experience in community organizing, advocacy, and social justice work and/or a strong desire to develop advocacy/organizing skills.
  • Commit to a full academic year in the yearlong program.
  • Attend and participate in weekly CEA classes on Thursdays, 4:35-6:20pm.
  • Complete all pre- and post-class assignments and year-end project with critical thought and care, creativity, imagination, and authentic vulnerability.
  • Meet the 5 hours per week at the assigned internship.
  • Be responsive and keep an open communication with Professor Ramos, teaching assistants (TAs), and co-educator (host mentor) at your internship.
  • Attend regular semester mentee meetings with Professor Ramos.
  • Attend community excursion building activities on campus and in the community throughout the year (e.g., Meet and Greet, Welcome Fall Weekend Retreat, visits to community partners’ organizations/gatherings, Fall End Celebration, Mid-Year Retreat, and year-end block party).

Students apply in the spring prior to the new academic year. The application process includes: completion of the online application, providing a resume and list of 2-3 references, and selecting/attending the confirmed interview date and time.

Applications to the 2024-2025 Community Empowerment Activists (CEA) are open. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2024. Early submissions are encouraged. The application packet includes completion of the online application, resume, references, and selected interview time.