Activist in Residence Program


Activist in Residence ‘aka’ AIR is a new program of the Quixote Center that supports innovative, social justice community-oriented work. During the duration of the 9-month program, we aim to work with creative, committed and energetic individuals to assist in their development and execution of a unique program that challenges a specific dimension of injustice within the church and/or society at large. We encourage creativity in your proposal and are open to a variety of project ideas! However, projects must be based in the metropolitan area of Washington, DC or nearby states such as West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania.     

Along with managing their own project, the selected resident will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Quixote Center. The resident will receive a modest monthly stipend for living expenses during the duration of the program.
Eligible Applicants: The following criteria must all be met in order to be eligible to apply:
  • Passionate about social justice issues
  • Completed a 1-year long  community service project with a development or social justice nonprofit OR have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Ability to commit to a 9-month residency near College Park, Maryland (30 minutes from downtown DC)

Learning Outcomes: The Quixote Center has a history of being a social justice incubator. Many programs turned organizations have sprung out of the Center throughout our 42 years of existence. We are sure the selected resident will experience the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the interworkings of a social justice nonprofit.  
  • Create and implement an innovative project that addresses an area of social injustice in a strategic manner.
  • Gain confidence in project management and development in addition to nonprofit fundraising. 
Tentative Start Date: The start date for the selected resident will begin in January 2019.
How to Apply:
For more information on how to apply, click here

Contact Us

  • Quixote Center
    7307 Baltimore Ave.
    Ste 214
    College Park, MD 20740
  • Office: 301-699-0042

Direction to office:

For driving: From Baltimore Ave (Route 1) towards University of Maryland, turn right onto Hartwick Rd. Turn immediate right in the office complex.

Look for building 7307. We are located on the 2nd floor.

For public transportation: We are located near the College Park metro station (green line)