Community Building



Seeking leaders and connectors in Indianapolis to partner with Kheprw Institute to build community and bring about change.

What is Community Wealth?

Community building is defined as those projects which seek to build new relationships among members in a community and develop change out of the connections these relationships provide for solving community defined problems. Significantly, community building focuses on utilizing the existing assets within a community and not the provision of services for resolving community problems.

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Fellowship Overview

Community Building Fellows will work with diverse communities with the goal of improving community confidence in problem solving in partnership with Kheprw Institute. We are specifically interested in those living in Indianapolis (Marion County), who have strong connections to: neighborhoods, LGBTQ population, Latina/Latino/Latine communities, the unhoused population, Black communities, the immigrant population, and those reentering society from incarceration. To be successful in this role, the fellow must have a passion for learning others’ stories, finding common ground, teamwork and supporting community efforts to make change happen. 

Fellow Expectations

The Community Building Fellowship is a 12-month contract position with a stipend of $9,600. We estimate that the work will take an average of 10 hours per week with the opportunity for renewal. Five fellows will be selected and will work independently and collaboratively to achieve team goals.

  • Commit to around 10 hours a week for self-directed and assigned tasks
  • Attend weekly fellowship cohort group meetings
  • Experience and/or interest in working closely with community members
  • High level of personal responsibility 

How to Apply

DEADLINE 11:59PM, APRIL 1, 2022

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Send us a written personal statement and/or other creative format (video, poetry, etc) that answers the following questions:

    Apply by submitting responses to the application linked below. Responses can also be submitted via video. Click the link below for directions on how to submit. You will then receive an email to schedule an interview with the Kheprw team. If you have any questions please contact

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