Community Health Leaders


Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive paid gap year (13 month) Community Health Leaders Fellowship. The Fellowship has locations in Greensboro and Marion, Alabama and and a new site in Pomona, California (coming summer 2020).  It is geared to top recent college graduates from around the nation interested in community health, health system innovation, organizational leadership and management, education, and service to others.  

The competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for high levels of responsibility and mentored hands on learning in Horseshoe Farm’s full range of community based programs for adults and children as well as in work with the broader community.  It is also an opportunity to help shape community health locally and contribute to a model for communities across the country.

Fellows receive an educational grant of $600/month, free housing, and valuable experience through:

  • Front line service in and leadership of Horseshoe Farm's full range of innovative community based programs for children and adults.

  • Administrative, management, and operations responsibilities in a grassroots community health organization.

  • Working closely with a team of talented Fellows.

  • "Community Engagement" work with other civic, business, non-profit, and governmental organizations throughout our community.

  • Weekly readings and discussions (syllabus can be found here) designed to promote contextual understanding and reflection on experiences.

Fellows consistently go on to some of the top medical, nursing, public health, health management, and education programs in the nation and several have received the most prestigious scholarships and awards at their respective institutions.


To apply for the fellowship, please press the "Apply Now" button below to fill out the Google Form application. 

First Deadline: Sunday, November 10th, 2019 @ 11:59PM. 
Second Deadline: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 @ 11:59PM