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The John Lewis Fellowship


The Humanity in Action journey begins with a year-long Fellowship


2017 John Lewis Fellowship - USA

2017 Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship


Senator John Lewis

Senator John Lewis

After the month in Atlanta, our Fellows developed impactful Action Projects in their own communities.

For the eleven months following their time in Atlanta, Fellows worked on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects were as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows applied their new knowledge and perspectives to their communities—in whatever format they found meaningful. Throughout the Fellowship, Action Projects came under the form of documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that continue to serve the public good.

John Lewis Fellows Read "An Appeal For Human Rights"

Fellowship Partners and Sponsors

We thank our supporters and partners, Senior Fellows, and friends of Humanity in Action. These contributions have helped to prepare outstanding students for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and the promotion of human rights.

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people resist intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Cities

150 Fellows per year