Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship honors the lifelong work of the founder of Rosie’s Place. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman to develop and carry out a special project in New England that will improve the lives of poor and homeless women and further the mission of Rosie’s Place. Read about our current Fellowship project.
Eligible projects could include the following:
- A policy initiative or campaign
- A creative arts program
- The development and implementation of a needed service
- The creation of an innovative project aimed at reducing poverty, promoting social justice and empowering poor and homeless women.
The Fellowship is 12 months long and is awarded on a one-time basis to an eligible woman. Fellows are paid a $40,000 stipend.
Check out this link for the application and more information! http://www.rosiesplace.org/who_we_are/founder/kip_tiernan_social_justice_fellowship