Applications for the 2019 cohort are now closed; please check back in summer 2019 to apply for the 2020 iteration!
In an increasingly polarized society, this unique program, offered in Richmond, VA, develops the capacity of community leaders to become authentic trustbuilders capable of overcoming divisions of race, culture, economics and politics. It seeks to build multisector networks of facilitators and change agents committed to healing historical wounds, creating new shared narratives and building healthy and racially equitable communities.
Throughout the program, experiential learning methods are used that will challenge and stretch fellows intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. It is an intensive five month process, and applicants are encouraged to consider whether or not they have the internal capacity at this time in their life to undergo a process that can be both transformational and intensive.
Reception of the DTF certificate of completion is contingent upon full participation in all five modules (barring extenuating circumstances). If you know in advance that you may not be available to attend all five weekend modules in January-May 2019, please consider waiting to apply for the 2020 cycle.
There are scholarships, fundraising support, and payment plan options available; eligibility for need-bases financial aid is determined through a separate scholarship application.