Each year, a group of 20-24 emerging leaders from different regions of the world are selected to become Ford Fellows of 92nd Street Y. The program includes a three-week residency in New York City and ongoing communication before and after the residency via telephone and email.
Fellows are expected to complete reading, writing and group assignments prior to their residency to maximize the value of their fellowship experience and after their residency to evaluate its impact and success.
The 2014 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y is only accepting applications from community leaders who are living and working in Brazil, P.R. China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Senegal and Turkey.
LEARNING, SKILL-BUILDING, AND NETWORKING
Fellows participate in an intensive immersion experience designed to address the challenges of community building in today’s world. In partnership with the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, we provide classes and participatory workshops in nonprofit management, leadership, and strategic thinking.
The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits throughout New York City and meetings with academic, business, and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by the Fellows’ residency at 92nd Street Y, an institution founded in 1874 that has grown to serve over 300,000 people annually. At once a school, a lecture hall, a performance space, and a community organization, 92nd Street Y is a nonprofit organization unique in the world and vital to the cultural life of New York City.
Fellows have the opportunity to meet with 92nd Street Y staff experts, board members, and community partners.
A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she:
- is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer;
- is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and
- would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York.
The residency takes place Wed, May 28 to Thur, Jun 19, 2014 in New York City. Airfare, accommodations, food, transportation, instruction and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.
During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership training at Columbia University’s Picker Center for Executive Education. The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business and government leaders.
The experience is enhanced by Fellows’ residency at 92nd Street Y, the world’s first global Jewish community and cultural center. Founded in 1874 and considered a New York landmark, 92nd Street Y annually serves over 300,000 people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, ethnicities, races and socio-economic groups.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, with several years of leadership experience. We seek candidates from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a group of Fellows who will work well together and offer a diversity of views and experiences.
Candidates should be emerging leaders addressing issues whose resolution can have a significant positive impact on their communities, on their countries, and—collectively—on the world.
Applicants must demonstrate fluency in English, have valid passports, and have regular access to a computer and the Internet. They may not be current recipients of other fellowships.
FEES AND SERVICES COVERED
Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship. Each participant receives a stipend upon arrival.
Applications must be postmarked or emailed by June 30, 2013.
The countries change each year and are announced at www.92Y.org/ford
by the end of December.
If you are eligible for the program and wish to apply, please complete the enclosed application form and email to: fordfellowship@92Y.org
FOR INFORMATION AND QUERIES
The Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders. Please contact Alison Gardy at 212.415.5473 or by email or Mandi Raz at 212.415.5561 or by email if you have any questions.