The Richard Boyd Empowerment Pathway Fellowship

The Richard Boyd Empowerment Pathway Fellowship is a year-long new organizer program for select graduates of the Collective Impact Leadership Institute and individuals directly impacted by criminalization and racial disparity who are  ready to build marketable skill sets around social justice organization, community organization, communication, community action and civic engagement strategies, and personal transformation and healing.  

Call for Applicants

Safe Return Project is launching a fellowship program and asks you to help us identify 4 really strong candidates. We are looking for candidates that are formerly incarcerated, have been back in the community 0-24 months or longer if they have demonstrated some level of community involvement since their return. We are interested in finding individuals who want to be a force for change in their own lives as well as in their communities and are excited to learn about community organizing, policy change, and how to embrace self-sufficiency and self-transformation. Please fill out this form by September 7, 2019.

In Richard’s Memory

Richard Boyd saw things in people that they didn’t yet see in themselves and invited them to embrace their potential. He never counted anyone out, he focused on the good and built from there. Richard was a people builder – if you wanted to grow, to reach a new level of realizing your potential, he would be there with wise words, opening doors to new experiences. Even after he got someone off to college, he didn’t wipe his hands, he kept investing in the relationship. He made lifetime commitments to people. Richard Boyd was a bridge builder. He was a genius at connecting one person’s needs with another person’s gifts. He had an ability to place people in positions where they could use their talents to help people. This came from the deep, authentic value he had for each person he knew. He built relationships taking the time to get to know people for who they really were.