Apply for the 2020 Leadership INSTITUTE


Application COMPONENTS

To successfully submit your application, you will need:

1. Your professional resume ready to upload in PDF format.

2. Signed Terms & Conditions Form (download here) ready to upload in PDF format.

3. Responses to the short response questions below ready to copy/paste into the application form.

  • Short Response #1: Why are you interested in participating in the CAUSE Leadership Institute? What do you hope to learn or gain from participating in this fellowship? (500 words max)

  • Short Response #2: CLI exists to prepare leaders to effectively advocate for the Asian Pacific American community. What is an issue or cause that affects the APA community that you are passionate about, and why? Please share any prior work or experience you have with the issue or cause. (500 words max)

  • Short Response #3: Considering all of your lived experiences (childhood, professional, recent, etc.) and identities (race, gender, sex, etc.), how do they impact your approach to leadership? (500 words max)

  • Short Response #4: If you could go back in time and revisit a significant challenge, failure, or mistake you experienced, what would you do differently? (500 words max)

Please submit your application by Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.


About the Program

The CAUSE Leadership Institute (CLI), is a six-month fellowship program that develops visionary leaders who can effectively advocate for the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

Through CLI, fellows are empowered with the knowledge, access, and network to embark on their own civic leadership pathways. Fellows emerge from the program prepared to support, advocate, and serve as leaders of the APA community. Every CLI session is rooted in a comprehensive curriculum that ensures fellows receive continuous exposure to the qualities that make a CAUSE leader.

CLI Fellows graduate the program with dedication to lead change in their industry and build cross-sector connections for positive change. They will have a renewed respect for the complex intricacies of our civic landscape, as well as fresh perspectives and vision on how to effectively navigate that landscape. CLI Fellows will be equipped to be the leading changemakers on behalf of the APA community.

The program was co-founded by CAUSE and USC Dornsife’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics to ensure a pipeline of political and civic leadership for the APA community.

Duration: January 2020 – June 2020 (6 months)

Time Commitment: Mandatory monthly full-day trainings

Program Cost: $400, $100 security deposit*

*All accepted CLI fellows must submit a $100 security deposit to ensure satisfactory completion of the program. The deposit will not be returned if you do not complete the program according to the policies described above, or if you choose to donate the deposit.