As part of our new program strategy, Brooklyn Community Foundation will launch Invest in Youth, a breakthrough initiative focused on achieving greater equity and increasing opportunities and successful outcomes for our borough’s youth—and supporting their work for a more fair and just Brooklyn.
As an initial project, we are excited to announce the Brooklyn Youth Fellowship (BKYF). In partnership with Brooklyn-serving nonprofit organizations, we will invite young people (ages 16-24) to play an active role in their community as problem solvers, learning critical job and leadership skills while learning together as a cohort.
Our goal is to seed a new generation of Brooklyn leaders committed to strengthening their neighborhoods and the borough.
We are currently seeking Brooklyn-based organizations to apply to host 2-4 Brooklyn Youth Fellows for 10 months. Selected organizations will receive $2,500 for every fellow they host and $5,000 for each fellow’s 10-month fellowship stipend. Our Partners will then identify young people with a strong interest in civil service and social justice, between the ages of 16-24, who are representative of Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Anchors of Change
(court-involved youth, immigrant youth, young people from under-resourced neighborhoods). In 2015, we will provide awards for up to 20 Fellows, and 5-10 nonprofit partners.
Please contact Senior Program Associate Prachi Patankar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-480-7509 to receive a copy of the Brooklyn Youth Fellowship application for your Brooklyn-serving nonprofit.
Note that the deadline for interested partner organizations to apply to host a fellow is Monday, March 2, 2015.