The mission of the Laudato Si’ Advocates Program is to raise up a generation of Catholic leaders who promote integral ecology through advocacy and witness. Each year, Laudato Si’ Advocates engage in legislative advocacy for federal policies across party lines to cultivate a new political culture that is motivated by a desire to find common ground for the good of our common home.
- Must be a current college or graduate student
- Interest in environmental policy and/or Catholic social teaching
- Qualified applicants will be collaborative, results-oriented, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple projects at once
- Experience in policy, environmental work, or church leadership preferred
- Priority will be given to candidates from New Mexico, Virginia, California, and Nebraska.
Receive on-the-job formation in Catholic Social Teaching and environmental policy
Learn how to engage in legislative advocacy
Publish opinion pieces and letters to the editor
Meet with their legislators to discuss important environmental issues
Design and implement a capstone Creative Advocacy Project
3-day pilgrimage experience
In-person orientation in Washington, D.C.
Monthly formation with opportunities for professional networking
Cohort-model collaboration with other Advocates
$300 monthly stipend (5-7 hours/week)
Advocates work 5-7 hours a week and can fit those hours flexibly into their own schedules.