Seeking financial activists leveraging capital as a tool for positive change.
We are now accepting applications for our next cohort!
- Program Dates: Late September 2024-late June 2025
- Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
If you’d like to learn more about JEI, please join us for an informational webinar on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 11:00am-12:00pm PT.
Click here to register.
The nine-month fellowship consists of three in-person immersions, online sessions, one-on-one advisor calls, peer coaching, online resources and a creative capital project.
The program is grounded in an understanding of the current extractive economic system and the ways financial and social capital can be used to effect systemic change. JEI Fellows learn how to activate the positive potential of capital from experts in integrated capital, social change movements, impact investing, community wealth building, funder organizing and transformational leadership.
We focus on three core areas of learning:
- the inner work that deepens self-awareness and the capacity to collaborate skillfully
- the practical work of using financial and social capital to create community wealth and support healthy systems
- the collective work of building power to drive lasting, positive change
Overview and Dates
The Just Economy Institute fellowship program runs late September through late June.
In-person gatherings (for the 2024-25 cohort):
- Immersion 1: October 21-25, 2024
- Immersion 2: March 10-14, 2025
- Immersion 3: June 23-27, 2025
All immersions will be hosted at Paicines Ranch in Paicines, CA. Participation in all three immersions is required.
Ten online sessions will be offered between immersions, featuring leading practitioners in the field.
Sliding scale, from $10,000 to $40,000.
The true cost of the program is $25,000 per Fellow, which covers tuition, faculty, advisors, materials, webinars, resources and on-site lodging and meals. The fee does not cover travel to and from Paicines Ranch.
JEI uses a sliding scale fee because we are committed to providing equitable access to our fellowship. For those who can afford to pay more, we ask you to consider this, as it will ensure that we continue to make JEI available to as many financial activists as possible. The suggested sliding scale is:
We have a need-blind application review process and will make every effort to provide financial support to Fellows who need it.
The work of capital activation requires creative, intelligent and passionate leaders. JEI Fellows possess self-knowledge, as well as the skills needed to navigate power, conflict and possibility.
We are seeking Fellows who have:
- a deep commitment to effect positive change and create a just economy
- the ability to influence the flow of financial and social capital
- a clear desire to learn and grow, both personally and professionally
- strong emotional intelligence
Growing communities of financial activists are following a calling for healing and justice and collaborating to create long-term well-being for all. They’re working to end the extractive practices that cause immense human suffering and severely damage the natural world. And they’re advancing a new form of activism, one in which financial and social capital are used as powerful tools to effect positive and lasting change.
Positive change happens when people with innovative solutions have the resources and connections to make those solutions happen. We’ve seen visionary leaders pioneer better models inspired by this conviction. These models need to be shared and adopted. When they are, we will see hundreds of billions of dollars shift to regenerative uses.
After you submit an application, you will receive a status update in mid-May. We’ll conduct interviews with selected candidates in June and confirm the next cohort in early July.