Bring Civic Saturday to your community

Civic Saturday Fellowship

Our nation is facing a crisis in civic life. People are more socially isolated, disconnected from a sense of common purpose, and cynical about their own ability to affect change. Opportunities to come together to reflect our responsibility as citizens and build civic practices feel few and far between.

Fortunately, people around the country—people just like you!—are taking matters into their own hands. By participating in our Civic Saturday Fellowship, you’ll join a network of over 100 Fellows who are reviving a sense of civic purpose in their hometowns.

 


 

Applications for the Civic Saturday Fellowship are now open! We have cohorts starting this September, October, and in early 2022. To apply, you’ll need to reflect on some questions, share texts that are meaningful to you, and secure a letter of recommendation.

Applications close on July 18—explore what it means to apply to the Fellowship.

 


 

About the Fellowship

If you feel called to spark a spirit of civic purpose in your community, the Civic Saturday Fellowship is for you. You’ll start the nine-month fellowship with a four-day training—our Civic Seminary—to explore the ideals, values, and tensions that make up American civic life.

From learning how to design a Civic Saturday to writing and delivering a civic sermon, you’ll gain the tools and frameworks to host your own gathering. Over the course of the nine month Fellowship, you’ll organize three Civic Saturday gatherings and nourish the civic fabric of your community.

 

“I feel so connected with people around the country. It makes me feel a lot more American.”

– Civic Saturday Fellow

 


 

What is Civic Saturday?

Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to faith gathering. It’s a communal experience that encourages people to connect and reflect on our role in democracy and how to live like citizens, led by Fellows all across the nation. Learn more about Civic Saturday here >

 


 

Finding Friends among Fellows

Building a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship is not a job that one person can do alone. Joining this community means you’ll be gaining a network of civically-minded peers, collaborators, and friends.

From Albuquerque to Memphis, and Indianapolis to Oakland, Civic Saturday Fellows are building civic communities around the nation. This group of local leaders—librarians, entrepreneurs, poets, and teachers—all share a commitment to strengthening our democracy by strengthening our civic practices.

 

“Community work can be a little bit isolating. It has been energizing to meet all of you across the US knowing I’m not alone.”

– Civic Saturday Fellow

 


 

Are you ready to bring Civic Saturdays to your community?

Sign up to receive email alerts to be the first to know when applications open next! Sign up for our email interest list here.

In the meantime, participate with us in our own Civic Saturdays! Find more information about our next Civic Saturday here.