AMMWEC is proud to launch a new program empowering grassroots Muslim community leaders from across the United States to engage with leaders on a national level in Washington, enhance their own leadership skills, and join a supportive community of changemakers. AMMWEC is now recruiting for its inaugural cohort of fellows. Grassroots community activists, clergy, and journalists are invited to apply.

Purpose-Driven Fellowship

The fellowship aims to elevate outstanding individuals working in local communities, providing them with national exposure as community leaders. These individuals often work in isolation, facing both internal and external pressures. The fellowship will create a support network among patriotic Muslim Americans committed to mainstream civic engagement and connect them with national leaders eager to engage with inspiring voices in Muslim communities.


Fellows participate in a series of online leadership training workshops on how to effectively engage with government at both local and national levels, including Congressional leaders and Executive branch officials. The fellows will gather in Washington to network with each other and meet key civic leaders to advocate for the interests of their local communities. Fellows can apply for micro-grants of up to $2,000 to support community initiatives that foster pride in heritage and elevate civic recognition for their communities. Together, the fellows will form a network of local Muslim leaders that national civic leaders can engage with when seeking dialogue and partnership with mainstream Muslim Americans.

What we want?

Fellows commit to training workshops, the Washington convening, and monthly virtual gatherings with guest presenters.

  Fellows commit to action by implementing local programs and actively engaging with civic leaders.

  Fellows reject victimhood, uphold patriotism, interfaith engagement, pride in diverse Muslim identities, & innovative problem-solving.

Fellows will help identify recruits for future fellowship iterations as the support network expands.

How to Apply?

The fellowship is open to anyone over 21 and of Muslim heritage. AMMWEC seeks both veteran community activists and emerging talent: active individuals who want to make a positive impact and those eager to engage with leaders. If you are such a person or know someone suitable, please introduce yourself or the candidate by emailing