Applying for an Emerging Leader Fellowship

Addressing Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Epidemic


The Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, hands-on position for early career professionals. Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization and the Stoneleigh Foundation to execute a project that advances the missions of these organizations and enhances Fellows’ professional skills and leadership development. The Fellowship provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professional development. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Please see below for details on the 2023-25 Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship projects. Candidates should apply directly to the organization(s) that interest them by the deadlines indicated.


Addressing Violence and Ethnic Intimidation Toward Asian Communities

This Fellow will work with Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia to organize multigenerational community outreach and programming that addresses the trauma created by gun violence and racism in the neighborhoods where the city’s Cambodians and other Asian residents live.

Application Deadline: June 9

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Recognizing Suicide and Shifting Narratives in Rural Communities

This Fellow will work with CeaseFirePA Education Fund to develop a network of survivors, gun owners, and local leaders to elevate awareness of firearm suicide with the goal of educating community members and policymakers about this epidemic.

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Centering the Voices of Firearm Survivors in Media

This Fellow will work with the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting to identify, recruit, and support survivors of firearm violence to engage with reporters and provide their ideas and stories to strengthen coverage of Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis.

Application Deadline: June 2

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Building Community-Based Agencies’ Capacity to Reduce Gun Violence

This Fellow will work with the Public Policy Lab at Temple University to develop an accessible, online resource hub that provides free tools and resources to support direct service organizations responding to community-based gun violence.

Application Deadline: June 16

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Expanding Restorative Justice In Philadelphia’s Youth Justice System

This Fellow will work with the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project to expand the scope of its Healing Futures Restorative Justice Diversion Program in Philadelphia’s youth justice system.

Application Deadline: June 16

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