August 26, 2022
Are you passionate about environmental and community resilience? Want to take action on climate change, water management, or affordable housing issues? CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellowship supports emerging climate leaders in launching a meaningful career and creating change in local communities.
CivicSpark Fellows serve with public and nonprofit community organizations tackling the most pressing environmental and social equity issues through planning and policy support projects. Our host partners are spread throughout California, Colorado, and Washington. Fellows provide capacity-building support through research, planning, and implementation of project activities such as:
- Educating community members about climate change.
- Conducting electric vehicle readiness planning.
- Inventorying greenhouse gas emissions.
- Researching general plan options to incorporate groundwater language.
- Updating drought contingency plans.
- Implementing water efficiency ordinances.
- Implementing a water incentive program.
- Developing community broadband roadmap (speed and access).
- Developing pilot programs for first mile, last mile programs, EV charging.
- Increasing community awareness and utilization of accessory dwelling unit (ADU) options.
In the eight years since we established the Fellowship, CivicSpark has brought nearly 600 Fellows into over 270 local public agencies, providing over 750,000 hours of service. In addition to their onsite work, Fellows receive extensive training, network development, leadership, and supplemental community service activities to help accelerate their careers. And it pays off—over 70% of past Fellows are still working in the public sector, and more than 80% are working in a relevant field.