In an effort to show you exactly the types of advocates and community leaders that join and graduate from the America Walks Walking College, we’ve produced an in-depth series of stories featuring some of our past Walking College Fellows and the details of the people-first work they’ve gone on to activate in their local neighborhoods.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Walking College program or possibly applying, reading these stories is a nice way to get an intimate read on this deeply educational, fun, relationship-based leadership program – straight from the Fellows themselves.
Check out and download Evren Sönmez’s story below.
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The Walking College is a six-month, distance-learning fellowship. Participants, paired with experienced leaders in the field and peers working in similar capacities across North America, learn about the historical underpinnings of the car-centric transportation landscape and the basics of design and policy that foster safe, inclusive, accessible design for non-motorized transportation while developing essential leadership skills. Over the course of the program, Fellows also create a blueprint for taking action on a particular problem in their community.