Support STM’s Summer Fellowship Cohort

STM is currently reviewing dozens of incredible applications for our summer fellowship. We need your support so we can award more fellowships!

We are excited to bring on a cohort of five formerly and currently incarcerated organizers and advocates who will join in person retreats, a remote workshop series, and networking opportunities. Our goal is to recognize fellows’ work in our community and to provide resources for directly impacted people interested in getting more involved or pursuing a career in advocacy. We would love to expand our cohort so we can accept more deserving applicants!

Donate here. Under “this donation is in honor of,” please write “TJOC.”

Stop The Musick Coalition Outside Fellowship

Applications due April 5, 2022

Spring/Summer 2022 Cohort

The STM Fellowship program provides a stipend of $3,000 to three fellows who are formerly incarcerated, have roots in Orange County, and have shown commitment to advocacy and organizing that protects the rights of incarcerated people and moves Orange County towards a care-first model. Fellows will participate in a workshop series that will support their capacity and help develop skills in areas like media literacy, social media advocacy, and organizing actions and rallies. These workshops will be customized to reflect the interest areas and needs of each cohort. Workshops will be held approximately once weekly and will be scheduled to accommodate the fellows’ schedules. The Fellowship program seeks to support the growth and development of Orange County leaders who are directly impacted and recognize and compensate their vital work. Anyone who is formerly incarcerated, has ties to Orange County, CA, and is interested in advocacy and organizing is encouraged to apply by filling out this interest form. There is no requirement that you have a specific level or type of experience; fellows will be selected based on their passion for improving our Orange County community, how they plan to use the skills and resources from this fellowship, and what they can contribute to this fellowship cohort.

Stop The Musick Coalition Inside Fellowship

Applications due April 5, 2022

Spring/Summer 2022 Cohort

The STM Fellowship program provides a stipend of $3,000 to two fellows who are currently incarcerated in an Orange County jail and have shown commitment to advocacy and organizing that protects the rights of incarcerated people and moves Orange County towards a care-first model. The $3,000 stipend can only be remitted to a person on the outside, it cannot be placed directly on an incarcerated person’s books; please select a person you can trust who is living outside the jail to accept and cash or deposit your check on your behalf. Fellows will participate in a workshop series through letter writing, phone calls, and collaboration on writings and projects. The fellowship will support their capacity and help develop skills in areas like media literacy, op-eds and narrative building, understanding rights and resources, and movement building. These workshops will be customized to reflect the interest areas and needs of each cohort. STM Fellowships seek to support the growth and development of Orange County leaders and recognize and compensate the vital work that so many directly impacted people are doing in OC. 

Anyone who is currently incarcerated in a jail in Orange County, CA, and is interested in advocacy and organizing is encouraged to apply by having a loved one fill out this interest form or writing to TJOC, PO Box 2108, Santa Ana, CA, 92707. There is no requirement that you have a specific level or type of experience; fellows will be selected based on their passion for improving our Orange County community, how they plan to use the skills and resources from this fellowship; and what they can contribute to this fellowship cohort.