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The 2019 True Colors Fellows are Here!

Fellows partner with True Colors United staff on 6-month projects to address youth homelessness.

Our 2019 class of Fellows is a passionate group of young people dedicated to ending lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness. This past April we kicked off the Fellowship in New York City with a training and skill-share to prep Fellows and staff alike for the journey ahead.

Over the course of 6 months, Fellows are paired with a True Colors United staff member. Together, they work on a project that contributes to a more inclusive world for LGBTQ youth. Throughout the Fellowship, True Colors Fellows make lasting professional connections, gain hands-on organizing experience, and build their leadership skills. We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors this year: AEG and The Palette Fund. Thank you for making this possible.

Let’s meet the 2019 Fellows and learn a bit about what each of them have been up to since kicking off the Fellowship. The fellows will all be speaking at our Impact Summit in September! It’s a gathering of minds dedicated to ending youth homelessness. Learn more here.


Jessie Keel

Jessie Keel

Advocacy Fellow, underwritten by The Palette Fund

Philadelphia, PA

The Advocacy Fellowship gives one young person the opportunity to act as a national and state representative as it pertains to state administrative education, public policy, advocacy, and grassroots movement building.

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Fabiana Leticia

Fabiana Leticia

Education Fellow

Allentown, PA

The Education Fellowship provides a young person the opportunity to plan and produce content for a digital media campaign about issues that impact LGBTQ youth. This Fellow gains experience in digital advocacy, marketing, and project management.


Jo Tandy

Jo Tandy

Research Fellow

Anchorage, AK

The Research Fellowship provides one young person the opportunity to update an educational resource. This Fellowship requires community involvement at both the national and local levels, tapping into experts working on issues that affect youth homelessness through an LGBTQ lens.


Daeon Tyree

Daeon Tyree

Production Fellow, underwritten by AEG

Beltsville, MD

The Production Fellowship provides a young person the opportunity to co-coordinate an event dedicated to the issues surrounding LGBTQ youth homelessness. This True Fellow gains valuable experience in large-scale event production and peer collaboration.

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Osimiri Sprowal

Osimiri Sprowal

Innovation Fellow

Philadelphia, PA

The Innovation Fellowship provides a young person the opportunity to participate in the creation of a technology solution that addresses LGBTQ homelessness. The Fellow gains experience researching and evaluating existing technologies, developing user stories, and collaborating with other technology professionals across the country.


Learn from the Fellows at the Impact Summit

We can’t wait to see all the awesome things these Fellows accomplish. The next time they’ll all be together again is at our Impact Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 4-5, where they’ll present all the work they accomplished. We want you to join us! The Impact Summit is a unique two-day conversation that brings together awesome people doing awesome things to end youth homelessness by focusing on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people and all highly impacted youth. Join fellow advocates, service providers, funders, government officials, and of course, young people for interactive sessions, performances, action planning breakouts, and networking opportunities.

Register for the Impact Summit!

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