About the Fellowship
The Notley Fellowship convenes impact-driven young professionals across industries in programming and projects dedicated to social impact. Throughout the two-year program, Fellows learn from and work directly with the community’s foremost experts and leaders, contributing their talents and building upon their passions. We equip rising leaders with the resources and connections necessary to elevate their community impact.
Since 2018, the Notley Fellowship has provided a mix of programming, professional development and immersive projects to empower Fellows as they innovate and build a strong network of social leaders, mentors and collaborators. Year One focuses on education and skills development through engaging conversations with some of their city’s biggest trailblazers of social innovation on a monthly cadence. Year Two allows Fellows to deploy their skills, passions and network to collaboratively address a community issue, working directly with Notley initiatives across the ecosystem or a project of their choosing.
of Fellows are Founders and CEOs
hours of project-based community service
Fellows in the Notley ecosystem across 5 classes and 2 cities
Scholarships provided to the 2021 classes
hosted events with prominent Austin leaders
Mayor of Austin
American scholar, teacher and leading public voice on race issues
Education & Professional Development Sessions
Monthly opportunities for intimate, candid conversations with nationally recognized social impact leaders for a deeper dive into how social entrepreneurs create, scale, and grow initiatives. Our Speaker Series shines a light on the intersecting social issues facing our communities and provides opportunities for Fellows to directly engage with leaders.
Network Expansion + Mentorship
Notley Fellows is not just a program, it’s a community. Our conversations cover the gamut of the latest technologies we’re sampling, what we’re watching and reading, and how we’re all grappling with demands in work, family and social lives amidst changing times.
Each cohort helps shape and direct the Fellowship experience. Fellows immediately have access to our growing ecosystem of social impact leaders and decision-makers. We are here along the way to help facilitate connections and make all the introductions …one of the many lifetime perks of being Notley Fellow.
Quarterly class socials
Ongoing networking across all classes & cities
Annual Homecoming Weekend for Alumni
1:1 coffee meet-ups
Immersive Project-based Experiences
Fellows commit to exploring and executing a social impact project during the second year of the Fellowship. Fellows will work alongside experts and social innovators who are in the early stages of launching initiatives, expanding their work or investigating new concepts.
These projects allow Fellows to apply learnings from the speaker events and professional development sessions to address pressing community issues they care most about. Fellows also have the opportunity to share their progress and workshop roadblocks during quarterly project share sessions.
EXAMPLES OF PAST PROJECTS INCLUDE:
Launching a membership-based collaborative community for natural consumer packaged goods in Austin (now Naturally Austin)
Developing a formal set of equitable criteria and application/review process to receive a pool of potential racial justice nonprofits that participate as part of Notley Tide
Establishing a professional online presence and fundraising strategy for Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, addressing affordable housing for low and middle-income households
Enriching the Beam Member Collective with a curated networking and speaker series for women founders and the influencers that support them
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