Launching in Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, New York, and the Bay Area this year, UpStart Change Accelerators bring together select cohorts to grow their impact as Jewish communal change agents.
This intensive program for intrapreneurs – change-makers within established institutions – equips participants with practical skills to identify and launch bold initiatives that meet their constituents’ evolving needs. As they shape their idea, they are supported by a community of peers, as well as expert coaches.
The UpStart Chicago Change Accelerator (formerly Innovation Fellowship) is a program in its second year that supports intrapreneurs looking to bring design thinking tools to their organizations. Funding for this program is generously provided by our funding partners, and there is no charge to participating organizations.
UpStart Change Accelerator Fellows:
“Participating in this program has provided me along with senior leadership at JUF, the opportunity to collaborate and really think through a specific challenge in a methodical way.” – Cohort 1 Fellow
“[This work] brought me back to focusing on our students’ needs instead of other factors like finances, program history, etc…” – Cohort 1 Fellow
“I’m very satisfied with my staff’s participation! The step-by-step guidance and encouragement, along with timelines, kept her and our team accountable and moving forward.” – Supervisor of Cohort 1 Fellow
This page will be updated with launch dates and links to applications for the Change Accelerators in your city*. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, have questions? Reach out to us at email@example.com.
*Please note that this year, the New York Change Accelerators will not be open to public applications. Email Alli Lesovoy, Design Strategist, for more info.