Leading Men Fellowship

Become a Fellow. Change the narrative.

Unlocking potential and changing the narrative by engaging young men of color as early childhood educators.

The 2022-2023 program year has already begun. Applications will open for the 2023-2024 later this year.

Leading Men Fellows participate in a year-long, residency-style program which provides an opportunity to build professional skills while preparing students to become strong, lifelong readers.

    Program Highlights

  • Hourly wage of $15, paid twice a month
  • Transportation stipend
  • Higher education award upon program completion

Time Requirements

  • 25-30 hours/week for a school year
  • Monday-Friday, typically 8:30am-2:30pm (can vary depending on schools)
  • Combination of trainings and in-class work


  • Must be between the ages of 18-24
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Must not have a college degree
  • Must be able to pass a background check

What to expect getting started at CityLink:


Get Started

Fill out this form or call us at (513)-357-2000. We’ll ask a few questions to make sure you are eligible for CityLink services.


Info Session
Next, come to a CityLink Info Session to get to know us and the services available here. Ask us any questions, and determine if this is the right place for you.


Set Your Goals and Get Started

At your first appointment, you’ll meet with your Service Coordinator to discuss and create your goals. Then you will be enrolled in the appropriate services to help you meet those goals.