Applications for the Creative Futures Spring 2020 Cohort are now open.

Our Fellows receive the following:

  • 12 weeks of workshops taught by industry experts on topics such as storytelling, financial literacy, mindfulness, problem solving, social impact, building a brand and more.

  • A 4 week paid "Futureship" at an innovative company in Los Angeles. Some "Futureship" partners include LA Lakers, Spotify, World Surf League, Epidemic Sound, Conscious City Guide, The A-List and more.

  • Direct access to our Mentor network with executives from companies such as Apple, Google, Vice, Netflix, LA Rams and more.

  • A graduation certificate and ceremony attended by founders, mentors, HR professionals and recruiters at some of the top companies in LA.

Please read the following FAQ before applying.

What are the requirements for applying?

  • You must be over 18, have a valid form of ID and come through one of our non profit partners.


If accepted is there a fee involved?

  • It is completely free for our Fellows and non-profit partners.

I have a criminal record, can I still apply?

  • Yes. People with lived experience are highly encouraged to apply. 

How much time is required of me in the program?

  • Each Tuesday for 12 weeks, we will have a 2 hour workshop at WeWork in Culver City from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The internship will be one full eight hour day per week for 4 weeks.

Must I attend every workshop and day of my Futureship to graduate?

  • Yes, if you miss a workshop or a day of your internship you will not be eligible to complete the program.

Do I need to have a college degree to apply for this?

  • No.

Do I need a high school diploma or GED to apply for this?

  • Yes.

When do applications close?

  • Applications close at 11:59pm Friday February 14th, 2020.

How many fellows will you accept into the program and when does it start?

  • 10 fellows will be accepted into the next cohort beginning in March 2020. 

When will you let the next cohort know they’ve been successful in getting into the program?

  • We will let everyone know our final decision by March 6th, 2020.

Why are you doing this?

  • We believe that someone’s current circumstance shouldn’t dictate their future, and this program is a way to unearth a group of hungry, passionate and diverse talent that haven’t had the opportunity before because they weren’t born into the right neighborhoods, have family connections or went to the right schools.

    On the corporate side we believe there is a true business case for companies to embrace hiring more diverse talent in their organizations, such as a company with a diverse & inclusive team is 70% more likely to capture new markets.


What is the connector network?

  • The connector network is a group of made up of executives, entrepreneurs, tastemakers, athletes, musicians and philanthropists that our fellows have access to be mentored by or connected with for future opportunities. We’re calling it the alumni network for people that don’t have alumni networks.

Ok I want to apply, how do I do it?


  • If you meet the above requirements, you can apply here.

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