UPI Fellowship Program
Investing in Leaders, Inspiring Change, Impacting Communities
The mission of UrbanPromise International (UPI) is to identify and prepare emerging leaders to initiate, develop, and sustain Christian-based youth development organizations as they serve vulnerable children and teens in our world’s most under-resourced communities.
The most dynamic means for effecting change is through the development of indigenous leadership. Through its fellowship program, UPI provides the means for empowering leaders to impact their communities by establishing and building organizations that effectively meet the needs of local populations.
We are succeeding:
Over the past several years UPI has seen over 34 ministries start, 38 degrees earned, 10 countries reached, and thousands of lives impacted.
There are three phases to the UPI Fellowship Program
01: Fellows receive training online while serving with a UPI affiliate or ministry partner in their home country. Upon completion of the training, a program proposal is developed and submitted for consideration by UPI. Only a select few are selected to continue on to the 2nd step of the fellowship program.
02: Selected fellows are chosen to participate in a 1-year or 2-year fellowship program, working toward an organizational leadership certification or leadership master's along with comprehensive leadership training while in the USA. Fellowship students work with a UP ministry in the US to gain practical experience in their ministry field.
03: Midway through their time in the US, fellows submit their final ministry proposals to the UPI board for affiliation consideration. Successful proposals receive seed funding and UPI affiliation.