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Shinnyo Fellowship Program

» Shinnyo Fellowship Program

The Shinnyo Fellowship is a paid 10-month fellowship for post-undergraduate Chapman students.

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence has partnered with the Shinnyo-En Foundation to support post-undergraduate Chapman University students interested in peacebuilding and service. Shinnyo fellows receive financial stipends to develop leadership and reflective skills to implement the Foundations' philosophy of peacebuilding, and bring this to Chapman University and local community organizations.

We are excited to announce that the CUE has partnered with Higher Ground Youth and Family Services, an after-school program for some of the most underserved and "at-risk" youth in Anaheim, as the Shinnyo Fellow's permanent placement site. At Higher Ground, they engage youth from grades 2 through High School in everything from arts, film production, and sports, to STEM, health, and career planning. Fellows will have an opportunity to engage children from various backgrounds and gain exposure to the difficulties these families face on a day-to-day basis.

Fellows come from diverse disciplines and backgrounds and they are all deeply committed to their act of service for peace building. The four other universities and institutions that participate in the Shinnyo Fellowship are: U.C. Berkeley, Seattle University, George Mason University, and Redwood City 2020 in partnership with Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service and The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. 

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Infinite Paths to Peace

The Shinnyo-en Foundation's Infinite Paths to Peace Initiative is meant to inspire people 

to explore and identify how their values, talents, and passions can be used in the pursuit of a more harmonious and peaceful world. At the heart of this mission is a commitment to service. Service is defined by the Foundation as a combination of external actions, and the internal motivations that drive them. For this reason, it is important to develop reflective skills that allow an alignment of heart, mind, and action. 

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