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How do you feel when you walk?

Most of us would walk more if we had safe places.

Are you willing to commit 5-10 hours/per week for 6 months to learn how to make your community more walkable?

America Walks invites you to apply for a 2018 Walking College Fellowship to gain the skills and knowledge you will need to build the walking movement in your community.

UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to March 2nd at 8pm Eastern. 

Why Walkability Matters

Walking is a valid way to improve your health. It is also a valid form of transportation.

However, many Latino families don’t have safe places to walk, thus they face disparities in health and traffic fatalities and are isolated from the places they need to go.

Latinos make up 16.9% of the population, yet account for 21.5% of pedestrian fatalities, according to Dangerous by Design 2016.

When it comes to community health, Latinos agree that sidewalks are a top priority. They understand the built environment impacts their health. The built environment is the physical world we all live, work, and play, made up of the homes, schools, parks, workplaces, buildings, and streets.

You don’t need to have an advanced degree to offer valuable insight on making your community more walkable and livable.

Apply To Walking College

The Walking College is a 6-month interactive, online education program to learn how to advocate for walkability. It is a peer learning community with mentors and video-coaching.

You should be prepared to commit 5-10 hours per week from April 30 through September 9.

You will gain skills and experience in leadership, coalition-building, effective communication, walkable community design, transportation and land-use policy, and campaign planning.

The application process will be open from  February 1st – 28th.

UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to March 2nd at 8pm Eastern. 

Register for the “Orientation to the Walking College” webinar on February 8th.

By The Numbers By The Numbers



of Latinos rely on public transit (compared to 14% of whites).

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