The Next Generation Fellowship is now the PBJN BIPOC Leadership Collective

With facilitation from PBJN Steering Committee members, the Fellows will participate in (1) a one-day retreat prior to the summer 2022 PBJN Institute, (2) monthly zoom calls, (3) individualized coaching and (4) the PBJN Leaders Retreat in December 2022.  Working with the PBJN Steering Committee, members of the collective will be given the opportunity to support the PBJN network as a whole by providing leadership to member institutions in need of consultation.  

Facilitated by members of the PBJN Steering Committee and consisting of professionals from all levels of experience and expertise throughout our network, the BIPOC Leadership Collective is designed to uplift professionals of color in the community engagement field (both on and off campus) to powerfully lean into who they are, who they are called to become, and how they can work to towards positive change in our field.  

Outcomes for the fellowship include:

  • Developing a sense of community among BIPOC Community Engagement professionals (institutions and community partners).

  • Exhibiting increased comfort with vulnerability, and growing in the understanding of the importance of integrity and humility in community-based work.

  • Demonstrate enhanced understanding of  personal and institutional dynamics of power, oppression, and agency in community-engaged activities and practices

  • Supporting the PBJ Network through a collective consultancy/coaching effort (that could potentially evolve into being a revenue generator). 

  • Incorporate anti-oppression frameworks that recognizes intersectionality into community engagement practices

  • Create opportunities for multiple diverse voices to co-construct a new paradigm for service-learning and community engagement that weaves epistemic justice together with existing critical theories and practices in the field 


Meet the 2022-23 Cohort in this Directory of the BIPOC Leadership Collective (PDF).







2019-2020 Next Generation Fellowship Pilot 

The PBJN launched a pilot program with six Next Generation Fellows during spring 2019. Learn more about the Fellowship via this announcement to the Network via this letter from the Steering Committee in the Spring of 2019. The Fellowship is designed to nurture a more diverse and inclusive network by supporting emerging leaders of color who work with place-based community engagement efforts on their campuses and in their communities. Six Fellows will participate in (1) a one-day retreat prior to the PBJN Summer Institute 2019, (2) monthly zoom calls, (3) individualized coaching and (4) the PBJN Leadership Retreat in December 2019.