Race Equity Framework
Our Racial Equity Vision
The National Urban Fellows (NUF) envisions a nation where white supremacy is dismantled and where:
Our Organizational Vision
National Urban Fellows will be a premier leadership development organization and talent pipeline for diverse social impact leaders in the United States. We will develop people of color and women committed to racial equity and social justice. Our programs and network of Fellows, Mentors, Alumni, and Partners will impact our nation by modeling excellence and diversity in social impact leadership and promoting social justice and racial equity.
National Urban Fellows develop accomplished and courageous professionals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, particularly people of color and women, to be leaders and change agents in the public and nonprofit sectors, with a strong commitment to social justice and racial equity.
The National Urban Fellows (NUF) aspires to be a catalyst for racial equity in the public and social sectors.
Mentors & Partners Support
Advancing Racial Equity
The National Urban Fellows’ leadership model is rooted in the following guiding principles:
We believe that integrity is central to social impact leadership. It requires a commitment to excellence, ethics, transparency, and accountability, and the alignment of mission and personal values and priorities.
We prepare leaders whose purpose is to ensure racially equitable outcomes.
We center human dignity and recognize the many dynamic and intersectional identities of all people. We create opportunities and experiences for Staff, Fellows, and Alumni to grow, succeed and thrive, professionally and personally.
We recognize that dismantling systemic racism requires commitment and perseverance. We prepare leaders to deploy their skills to combat injustice with courage and conviction.
We recognize that our communities share a common interest in dismantling systemic injustice in all its manifestations. Our inclusive community starts with the NUF cohort, and extends to alumni, professors, academic leaders, elected officials, mentors, fellowship sites, and other mission aligned organizations.