Applications for 2023 GO! Fellows are closed!
Are YOU the leader we’ve been waiting for?
In our GO! Fellowship, you’ll gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to enact meaningful change in your community as a leader.
Upon completing this 6-month fellowship, you’ll leave with the skills, relationships, and strategic plans needed to launch your own organizing project that will make a difference in your community.
From advocating for victims of domestic violence, to providing mentorship for underprivileged youth, to creating technology to advance criminal justice reform, our GO! Fellows are improving people’s lives and enacting change.
Ready to give your idea or project the support it needs?
Qualified candidates who are AF National Members will receive preferential acceptance, as well as those who live in an America’s Future Chapter or Hub city. Fellows will be paired with our Chapter and Hubs leadership, receiving hands-on experience and practice from the content they’re learning in the fellowship. Fellows in Hub and Chapter cities have the option to base their GO! project on that Chapter or Hub’s Community Initiative.
Decision notifications will be sent on a rolling basis until April 24th.
Workshops will take place on May 6th, June 3rd, July 8th, August 5th, September 9th, and October 7th. Graduation and final project presentations will take place in the end of October, exact date TBA.
Each month will include the following programming:
- A class-based workshop with formal instruction and assignments
- A check-in with a knowledgeable organizing mentor
- An optional “study group” meet-up to ask outstanding questions and get additional support
Graduation is dependent on completing all assignments and building a complete project & strategic plan that is ready to launch by program completion.
Meet The GO! Fellows Manager!
Marcos Lopez is a passionate advocate for free-market principles, individual rights, and limited government. Currently serving as the Outreach & Coalitions Director for the Nevada Policy Research Institute, Marcos is deeply involved in government affairs and coalition development across the state. Simultaneously, he serves as GO! Fellowship Program Manager at America’s Future. Born and raised in Miami, his journey led him to Nevada in 2015, driven by his commitment to protecting economic opportunities, advocating for criminal justice reform, and championing school choice.
Despite his aversion to cold weather, his advocacy extends far beyond the sunny confines of his home states, resonating across nine states and Washington D.C. Away from his advocacy work, Marcos finds joy in staying physically active, cherishing moments with loved ones, and savoring the aroma of fine cigars.
As a GO! Fellow, You Will:
✔️ Gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to enact meaningful change in your community or city as a grassroots organizer and leader
✔️ Collaborate with a peer group that cares about improving people’s lives and enacting change
✔️ Attend training and mentorship workshops with experts on organizing skills and knowledge like recruitment, theory of change, event planning, volunteer management, marketing, leadership, strategy, and more
✔️ Create a meaningful organizing project that’s locally based to improve your city or community
✔️ Top GO! Fellows projects are eligible for additional training and support
Here’s what our inaugural GO! Fellows have said:
“GO! Fellowship was the perfect catalyst to cultivate and evolve my ideas into an action plan that I intend to actualize in the upcoming months and years!” – Franklin Lee, 2022 GO! Fellow
“This fellowship exceeded all of my expectations. The mentors are exceptional, the topics are needed, and the projects are life-changing. I’d recommend this to anyone looking to make a difference in their community.” – Joshua Crowder, 2022 GO! Fellow
“The GO! Fellowship challenged me to reflect deeply on the issues in my community and the unique value that I can bring to the table. The program provided me the skills and mental space to directly translate my ideas into immediate action.” – Sam Moses, 2022 GO! Fellow
“America’s Future Go! Fellowship gave me the confidence and resources to help achieve my goals to impact my community in a valuable way. I was able to learn from fantastic mentors and industry experts and connect with other like-minded individuals who were to make positive change.”– Rebecca Robinson, 2022 GO! Fellow
Who: US residents between the ages of 21-39
What: America’s Future GO! Fellowship
When: May 6th – October 26th
Where: Workshops will take place online via video conference call. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to partner with our chapter or hub cities.
Application deadline: March 31st
Are you ready to become the leader your city needs?
Questions? Reach out to [email protected].