Immigrants Lead Boston is a program by the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement for Boston immigrants who wish to take more civic ownership and become leaders in the community. The program is a 12-week course for 20 selected residents. They will meet key City of Boston officials and learn how to effectively navigate local government. The goal is for these participants to become leaders in their communities. They share what they learned with others and become civically active on issues that matter to them. Ideal candidates are emerging leaders committed to advocating for their immigrant community within the local City of Boston government. Participants will receive a stipend.
Applications are closed for the fall 2021 course.
Applications were reviewed and participants were notified in early October. The fall 2021 course is October 26 to February 1.
Applications for the fall 2022 course will open in the summer of 2022.
- There is no application fee. You must be at least 18 years old and a Boston resident to apply.
- Please see the "common questions" section of this website for more details.