Updates Bulletin

Call Nominations!

Date: April 4, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of the James Irvine Foundation, the Pan-Valley Institute will have a third cycle of the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program (TCOFP).

In June 2016, PVI will begin its third installment of the 18-month fellowship program designed to strengthen the cultural organizing skills of the Central Valley's emerging cultural leaders.

Do you know a grassroots leader representing a Central Valley immigrant community, who is rooted in the community, is interested in mobilizing and engaging people in creative endeavors and is open to learning strategies for activating the power of culture and art for bringing social change?

If so, we invite you to nominate him /her to be part of this new phase of the TCOFP.  Many components of the program will continue the same, however after reflecting on lessons learned and evaluations we will make noteworthy changes for the third cycle of the TCOFP. Some of the changes will be:



April-June 2016

Call for nominations April 11, 2016

Selection process- May 21, 2016

Fellowship awarded- June 20, 2016

Fellows Start-June 27, 2016

1st Residential gathering for orientation and planning of the program

July – September 2016

Fellows provide feedback and start testing the Toolbox

Fellows continue with planning of program

Fellows start forming their learning groups

Start planning for convening the alumni network and culture and art groups

October – December 2016

Continue testing Toolbox

Coordinator Group meeting

Identify art and culture projects

Convene 1st cultural sharing with alumni

Toolbox graphic design and printing

Community Assessments & Cultural Inventory data analysis residential gathering

Start planning for cultural projects

Convene a meeting to identify ways of supporting culture and groups


**More to information to come later!