Al Jacobson / Communities Without Borders Traveling Fellowship

The Al Jacobson / Communities Without Borders Traveling Fellowship supports First Parish youth and adults as FP/CWB liaisons, strengthens First Parish’s commitment to CWB, and provides financial support for service trips. It sponsors two First Parish high school students or adults annually to travel with CWB and support its mission in Zambia. Each year, two fellows will be selected and awarded $2000 (approximately half of the cost) to participate in the annual CWB service trip to Zambia.

Who is eligible?

All First Parish high school, college-aged and adults are welcome to apply. Each year two people will be selected by the AJ/CWB TF Advisory Committee through an application process.

What is the timeline?

Applications are due on December 4, 2017. Interviews will follow in December and January. Applicants will be notified by February 1, 2018. Travel takes place every summer in late June and early July for a two-week service trip.

Where do the CWB travelers visit?

The AJ/CWB Traveling Fellows travel with CWB to Zambia, including Lusaka, Simukanka, and Victoria Falls.

How do I apply?

Applicants submit and complete applications, including 2 letters of references, to FP Office by December 4, 2017.

Lesley Benson, Margie Gibbons, Elaine Hylek, Al Jacobson, and Cherie Noe Al Jacobson / Communities Without Borders Advisory Committee

Previous Fellowship Travelers:

Meg Jackson 2017 Toni Tasker 2017

Questions? Please contact Margie Gibbons at or (781)863-9899.