The Walking College

Feb 1 - 28 (applications accepted) online | by America Walks

The Walking College

The Walking College

The Walking College is an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. Each year, Walking College Fellowships are awarded to community change agents working alone, in organizations, or in professions such as public health, planning, transportation, or education, who demonstrate:

  • A passion for making their communities more walkable and livable, and a vision for what that would look like;
  • A desire to develop a network of peer mentors and learn to advocate more effectively for walkable community policies and funding;
  • A willingness to invest personal time and energy in training.

What are the Walking College’s learning objectives?

  • Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences about the benefits of a walkable community;
  • Recruit and inspire other local advocates to join the movement, establish an organizational structure, write winning grant applications, and fund-raise;
  • Organize public events, programs, and communication campaigns that emphasize the need for improved walkability;
  • Engage professionals in multiple fields, including public health, planning and transportation, on the ways walkability affects their priorities;
  • Navigate the structure of local and state government and engage elected officials in conversations about walkability;
  • Design and implement effective policy campaigns, such as reducing speed limits and requiring complete streets;
  • Research, understand, and communicate data to support campaigns.

America Walks will accept applications for 2018 Walking College Fellowships during the month of February. The online application form will go live on this page on Wednesday, February 1st, and the deadline for submitting an application will be 6 PM, Mountain Standard Time on February 28th.

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