Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more equitable and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. EPU’s focus is on cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are focused on racial equity, changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, and championing transformative policy change.


Electronic Submissions:

  • To submit an application, you will need to create a Submittable account. If you are experiencing difficulties, please visit the following link for directions on How to submit. All you need is an email and password to create your account, it's that simple. Visit this page for help or questions about using submittable.
  • Once you start your application in Submittable, you will be able to save your draft and return to your saved draft at a later point in time.How do I return to a saved draft?
  • Supported internet browsers include Google Chrome, Apple Safari, & Mozilla Firefox.
  • If you have any technical issues, please contact Submittable through the following link: Submittable technical support

The Unum Fellows program is a nonpartisan yearlong fellowship that ensures leaders in the South can act on issues of racial and economic equity and drive sustainable change in their communities. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24, currently attending a college or university located in the American South*, and enrolled at their institutions at least through Spring of 2023. Over the duration of this year-long fellowship, participants will collaborate with cohort members to exchange ideas and will receive learning and technical assistance to develop and execute a strategy that specifically addresses racial and/or economic disparities. For more information, please visit https://www.unumfund.org/leadership/apply-unum-youth-fellowship/ 

*Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia


Electronic Submissions:

  • To submit an application, you will need to create a Submittable account. If you are experiencing difficulties, please visit the following link for directions on How to submit. All you need is an email and password to create your account, it's that simple. Visit this page for help or questions about using submittable.
  • Once you start your application in Submittable, you will be able to save your draft and return to your saved draft at a later point in time.How do I return to a saved draft?
  • Supported internet browsers include Google Chrome, Apple Safari, & Mozilla Firefox.
  • If you have any technical issues, please contact Submittable through the following link: Submittable technical support
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