From the initial onset of the COVID crisis and resulting recession, our team has been focused on what we can do to build back better. We also recognized it as an unprecedented opportunity to go beyond the status quo and build more equitable, just, and sustainable global systems.
To make that a reality, the world needs changemakers like you more than ever - which is why we’ve remained steadfastly committed to operating our MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship program in a way that is safe, accessible, and even more affordable. In April 2020, we took the Fellowship program fully virtual, reduced the cost of tuition, and added even more support for our global community. You can read more about these updates here.
Despite the pandemic, we welcomed nearly 100 new Global Fellows in 2020, representing our largest and most diverse cohorts to date. Even amidst all of the uncertainty, our Fellows continued to show up with courage, vulnerability, and a deep-seated commitment to affecting positive change. In combination with our other programs, in the last year we were able to support over 200 organizations with over $2.5 Million worth of pro bono consulting, training, and mentoring.
COVID-19 may have changed the way we can work together right now, but it has also validated our mission: to empower people and organizations — working across all sectors — to scale world-changing ideas. At the time of this writing, we’ve successfully launched 5 virtual cohorts, and will continue to launch virtual cohorts every quarter. You can find out more about upcoming cohort dates here- we hope you’ll join us!