Press Release: Amplify Madison 2020 Call for Applications is Now Open

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Press Release: Amplify Madison 2020 Call for Applications is Now Open

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Amplify Madison 2020 Call for Applications is Now Open  

MADISON, Wisconsin –  YWCA Madison is accepting applications for Cohort 3 of  Amplify Madison. The Amplify Madison funds collaborative professional development projects to build skill, voice, and visibility for all people that identify as women, including trans women and in particular women of color working in the Madison region’s thriving local community organizations.

 This year Amplify Madison will continue to fund opportunities for teams of women to travel for professional development around the United States and abroad, to then integrate their learning and wisdom from highly diverse frameworks and contexts to their work and the broader Madison community. Previously awarded Amplify Madison teams had transformative learning experiences in Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Rwanda, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Vietnam.

“We are very excited to once again host such a great opportunity to empower all women and in particular women of color in the Madison area,” said YWCA Madison CEO Vanessa McDowell. “Our entire community will be enriched when we make it possible to build stronger relationships and have more diverse voices sharing knowledge.”

All people that identify as women, including trans women and in particular women of color interested in applying are welcome to apply by gather themselves in teams of three people to collaborate on putting together an application for a total of up to $7500 to fund both, a professional development opportunity in which they would otherwise be unable to participate as well as community engagement activities they would co-organize after their professional development experience to share their knowledge and experience with the broader community of Madison.

Amplify Madison is made possible thanks to the generous funding from the Schlecht Family Foundation and the Madison Community Foundation (MCF). Awardees receive funds to cover costs to attend a professional development opportunity, as well as funds for activities after their professional development experience to best integrate their learning back into their work, collaboration between their organizations and into the broader Madison community.

Amplify Madison Call for Applications is Now Open. Application process this year will be carried out on a rolling basis, however, early submission is highly recommended since the first cut for selection will be on March 22, 2020. Call for Applications will be open until May 1st, 2020 or earlier if funds are exhausted. For more information visit: http://ywcamadison.org/amplify-madison/

About YWCA Madison: YWCA Madison is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen our community. YWCA Madison is part of an international movement serving over 2 million in the United States and 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to www.ywcamadison.org.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jay Young
608.395.2198 | jyoung@ywcamadison.org