Equip your community to build the movement.

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The interfaith movement succeeds thanks to innovative leaders like you. Across the country, inspired educators and administrators are experimenting with new ways to train and network young leaders. Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) offers partnership opportunities to help those innovators have more impact and advance the movement locally and regionally.

IFYC's Interfaith Leadership Lab is an initiative to empower interfaith leaders at the local level. Modeled on our nationally successful Interfaith Leadership Institutes, the Interfaith Leadership Lab offers grants to colleges and universities seeking to bring together area undergrads to get training and build a strong level of network of student leaders. These gatherings are an opportunity to create a core of young leaders in your region, providing learning experiences that empower them to lead excellent initiatives on their campuses and in their communities.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran of this work or new to the movement, the Interfaith Leadership Lab can help you realize your vision for regional student interfaith leadership. IFYC will work in close partnership with fully granted campuses. This support takes shape in three ways:

  • IFYC will consult with organizers on conference best practices, learning outcomes, content strategy, and assessment.
  • IFYC will provide staff to lead key programmatic elements, whether that is a training workshop or plenary talk.
  • IFYC will support recruitment, drawing from our network of over 300 campuses.

Proposals for the 2017-18 academic year are due by April 12th. Click here for a link to the application. If you have questions, please reach out to Brian Anderson, Student Leadership Manager, at brian@ifyc.org. All applicants will hear back from IFYC about the status of their proposals the week of May 15th, 2017. Questions about grants or the application process are welcome, but don’t forget to check out our Grant Expectations page.

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