University Is Now In Session
Freedom for All Americans is working in municipalities and states across the nation to ensure every American, regardless of where they live, is protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
This is a huge task ahead of us, and we need dedicated and well-trained individuals working with us to accomplish our goal. That’s why Freedom for All Americans created LGBT University. LGBT-U is a new and innovative training program to develop and support current and future nondiscrimination campaign leaders and staff.
We're Building a Movement to Win
Apprenticeship ProgramOur year-long apprenticeship program will provide participants opportunities to learn critical skills like campaign organizing, communications, staff management, voter data and targeting and leadership development from some of the best and brightest movement and allied leaders.
Issue & Skill TrainingsTrainings will equip participants to tackle the movement's growing needs, including everything from lobbyist and communications trainings, to classes on how to build coalitions, to fundraising efforts.
Campaign TrainingsLGBT-U's trainings are specifically tailored for individual campaigns for staff teams, volunteers and allied organizations.
Movement Job BankWe'll connect qualified apprenticeship program graduates, job seekers, and movement leaders and staffers with active campaign jobs.
LGBT University Alumni Biographies
So far, LGBT-U has graduated three cohorts of apprentices. Take a look at their profiles below, and feel free to contact them with any questions about the program, or, if you happen to be in their area, ask about programs or campaigns you can get involved in.
Donate to LGBT University and Help Train the Next Wave of Leaders for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination!
There's so much to do in the national campaign to secure explicit comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans. One way Freedom for All Americans Education Fund is pushing forward is by building a strong and robust team of advocates – including through our LGBT University program, an innovative training program to develop and support current and future nondiscrimination campaign leaders and staff.
Fifty-four apprentices have graduated from the LGBT University program, and we need your help to expand the program. Your support helps Freedom for All Americans continue to train the future leaders of the movement for LGBT equality from all across the country. With the lack of protections and the many risks millions of LGBT individuals and families face each day, LGBT University creates leaders that are on the front lines fighting for equality.Donate to LGBT University
The Application Period Is Now Closed
Applications for LGBT University are now closed. Stay tuned to when we will begin accepting applications for the fourth cohort of apprentices.
LGBT-University, a project of Freedom for All Americans Education Fund, will consider all applicants for training solely on the basis of their qualifications to perform the responsibilities of the position for which they are being considered, without regard to race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, religion, marital status, ancestry, age, matriculation, pregnancy, childbirth, tobacco use, personal appearance, disability, or veteran status. The Organization does not allow, condone or tolerate discrimination against any protected class. This EEO policy is applied to all areas of employment and program participation, including recruitment, hiring, work assignments, compensation, promotions, transfers, and opportunities for training and career advancement. Freedom for All Americans Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.
LGBT University Apprentice Q&As
LGBT University is training the next wave of leaders for campaigns to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections. The program is for people from all backgrounds (from those who have worked in the LGBT movement for decades to those with less experience), from all states, and from all political ideologies. Here, we’ve spoken with many of the apprentices who have already been involved with LGBT University – take a minute to meet these apprentices and see why they care about fighting for LGBT non-discrimination.