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2025 Design-Your-Own Fellowship Sponsor Preferences

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Equal Justice Works’ Design-Your-Own Fellowship program sponsors have expressed interest in the geographic and issue areas below. The below list is neither exhaustive nor final; new sponsor preferences will be added periodically in the months and weeks preceding the application deadline of September 10, 2024.

Please note that many preferences will not be known until the application deadline has passed, as Equal Justice Works’ sponsors come on-board throughout the Fellowship selection process.

Equal Justice Works encourages projects and applications in ALL geographic and issue areas from applicants who have a passion for pursuing our nation’s promise of equal justice for all. We look forward to seeing projects that address the needs of the community you plan to serve.

As of July 1, 2024. Issue areas are listed alphabetically by state but are otherwise in no particular order.

NATIONWIDE
  • All issue areas
  • Racial Justice
  • Healthcare/access to healthcare
  • Record sealing/expungement
  • Issues impacting women/girls
  • Voting
  • Education
  • Nonprofit/transactional
  • Fines and fees
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Disability rights
  • Reproductive rights
  • Children/youth
  • Family law
  • Environmental rights
  • Water rights
  • Indigenous rights
  • Racial health equity
  • Small business support
  • Medical-legal partnerships
  • Veterans
ARIZONA (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Racial justice
  • Indigenous rights
  • Water rights
CALIFORNIA (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Racial justice
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • Water rights
  • Indigenous rights
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • Veterans
  • Reproductive rights
  • Small business support
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • Healthcare
  • Innovation
  • AI-related issues
  • Racial justice
  • Human trafficking
LOS ANGELES
  • Racial justice
  • Immigration
SAN DIEGO
  • Children/youth
  • Racial justice
  • All issue areas
COLORADO
  • All issue areas
  • Immigration
CONNECTICUT
  • All issue areas
FLORIDA
  • All issue areas
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Racial justice
  • Veterans
  • Issues impacting women/girls
GEORGIA (STATEWIDE)
  • Racial justice
ATLANTA
  • All issue areas
  • Racial justice
  • Veterans
  • Immigration
ILLINOIS (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
CHICAGO
  • All issue areas
  • Special education
  • Racial justice
  • Children/youth
  • Criminal justice
  • Immigration
  • Housing
  • Disability rights
MASSACHUSSETTS (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
BOSTON
  • All issue areas
  • Racial justice
  • Healthcare
  • Technology
MICHIGAN (STATEWIDE)
  • Environmental
  • All issue areas
  • Immigration
  • Criminal justice
  • Economic justice
  • Children/youth
MINNESOTA (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
NEW JERSEY (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Healthcare
  • Maternal healthcare
NEW YORK (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Racial justice
  • Healthcare
  • Maternal healthcare
  • Voting rights
  • Civil rights/civil liberties
  • Criminal reentry
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Civil rights/civil liberties
  • Education
  • Juvenile justice
NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA
  • All issue areas
  • Racial justice
  • Nonprofit/transactional
  • Maternal healthcare
  • Healthcare
  • Civil rights/civil liberties
  • Criminal reentry
  • Voting rights
NORTH CAROLINA (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
OHIO (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Healthcare
OREGON (STATEWIDE)
  • Racial justice
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Reproductive rights
PENNSYLVANIA (STATEWIDE)
  • Healthcare
  • Maternal healthcare
  • Family law
  • Education rights
SOUTH CAROLINA (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
TENNESSEE (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Veterans
  • Racial justice
MEMPHIS
  • Veterans
  • Racial justice
TEXAS (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Veterans
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Racial justice
AUSTIN
  • Immigration
  • All issue areas
HOUSTON
  • All issue areas
  • Reproductive rights
DALLAS
  • Racial justice
  • Immigration
  • Reproductive rights
SAN ANTONIO
  • Veterans
UTAH (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
VIRGINIA (STATEWIDE)
  • All issue areas
  • Veterans rights
  • Affordable housing
WASHINGTON (STATEWIDE)
  • Environmental justice
  • Criminal records
  • Domestic violence
  • Immigration
  • Housing
  • Small business
  • Domestic violence
  • Economic justice
  • Healthcare
SEATTLE
  • All issue areas
  • Immigration
  • Criminal records
  • Racial justice
  • Domestic violence
WASHINGTON, DC (DMV/REGIONWIDE)
  • All issue areas
WASHINGTON, DC (DC-SPECIFIC)
  • All issue areas
  • Veterans
  • Healthcare

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