How to Apply for Bend the Arc's Interfaith Community Organizing Residency

COR 5 at Opening Retreat

Applications for COR 5 are now closed. 

We are thrilled that COR 5 launched in March 2016 -- meet the residents!

We will update our website with information about applying for the next cohort when it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kayla at

Criteria for Eligibility: 

  • Interest in strengthening a career in community organizing.

  • Active engagement with one’s own faith tradition and an interest in learning more about the faith traditions of others. People of all religious traditions are welcome and encouraged to apply.

  • Strong writing skills and an ability to think analytically. There will be a significant amount of reflection, writing, and personal investment required of all participants.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in English.

  • Applicants are required to be employed, currently or by the start of the residency, full- or part-time by a community-based organization, congregation, or union, with a minimum of 15 hours of their time each week dedicated to community organizing.

  • COR residents should live in one of the following areas: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Chicago, IL; or Twin Cities, MN.

More questions?  Read our Frequently Asked Questions