VV Grassroots Voices Program 2023

Deadline: 7th of July, 2023

Applications for the Vital Voices (VV) Grassroots Voices Program 2023 – Cohort 1 are now open. Grassroots Voices is a 7-week program that supports young women leaders who are implementing community-focused projects. They give them the training, resources, and mentorship to level up and make their vision a reality.

 Young women everywhere are engaged in exactly this kind of community-centered organizing. They identify problems and are working to solve them. Grassroots Voices is designed to amplify their work and boost their skills so they can transform their communities – and then the world.

Participants in Grassroots Voices are young women who are already engaged in grassroots justice work on some of the biggest obstacles that American society faces today, like mass incarceration, social inequity and pay gaps, reproductive justice, and more.

Over seven weeks, participants will develop their leadership capacity. Grassroots Voices participants are individually matched with a mentor who can give them tailored advice for their unique challenges. They will also have the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund a project in their home community.

Participants will be part of an intimate program, joining a tight-knit cohort of other young women leaders who are as passionate as they are about reimagining what life in their communities could be. Together, they’ll have the chance to travel to Washington, D.C., for an in-person event at the Vital Voices Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership. They’ll meet women leaders from the Vital Voices Global Network and attend the Vital Voices inspiring Global Leadership Awards, coming away with the motivation and support to continue their work.

Investing in young leaders is core to the mission of Vital Voices. Grassroots Voices empowers the young women leaders who will drive progress for the next generation and beyond, preparing them to take on the mantle of leadership in a world we can’t yet even imagine.


  • Leadership training and development
  • Mentorship from an individually matched mentor
  • Travel to Washington, D.C., with cohort to meet with women leaders
  • Opportunity to apply for a project grant


  • Open to a young leader between the ages of 18-25.
  • Be based in the United States.
  • Interested in developing your community initiative & leadership skills.


Click here to apply

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