UpStart Change Accelerator Application Process

Applications for the second cohort of the Change Accelerator will open Monday, November 12, 2018.

KEY DATES

  • November 12: Online applications open
  • December 3: Online applications due (10:00 AM CT)
  • December 11-24: Interviews
  • December 26: Acceptances Announced

KEY PROGRAM DATES

  • January 15: Orientation
  • January 23: Lab One
  • February 26: Lab Two
  • March 26: Lab Three
  • May 1: Lab Four
  • June 12: Prototyping Event

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fellows must attend all workshops and group coaching sessions
  • Fellows must have supervisor’s endorsement to participate in the program
  • Fellows commit to running their own “Prototyping Sprint” at the end of the program at a community showcase event
  • Fellows have enthusiasm for learning and risk-taking, and a willingness to approach work with a critical eye

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • The applicant works within an existing Jewish institution in the Chicago community, and manages a program or elements of a program that benefit Jewish life
  • The applicant is committed to attending all labs and completing all “take home” assignments
  • The applicant’s supervisor is supportive of their participation in the program
  • The applicant demonstrates passion and perseverance for strategic innovation

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Currently works for a Jewish organization in Chicago
  • Has at least 3 years of experience working in the Jewish communal sector
  • Plans on staying at current organization at least through June 2019

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