Q: How do I apply for the Fellowship?
A: Applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship will be available in the Spring. The application is simple and includes short answer questions, letters of recommendation, and letters of agency commitment.
Q: Who should apply?
A: Do you have Bronx pride? Do you want to make connections in and around your borough? We Are The Bronx Fellowship is looking for mid to senior level non-profit professionals serving the Bronx who are looking to strengthen their professional skills, build partnerships, expand their networks, and improve the quality of life in the Bronx.
In the past, WATB Fellows have represented all types of non-profits, faith-based organizations, community organizations, and government agencies.
Q: What are the time commitments for the Fellowship?
A: Fellows commit to attending two meetings per month.
Skill-Building Seminars: Throughout the year, WATB Fellows connect with experts on important topics while building partnerships through networking and increasing their awareness of the resources in the Bronx. The Fellowship offers monthly general seminars that address a variety of core concerns for non-profits, including board development, coalition building, public speaking, resource development, navigating local government, effectively working with media, and more.
Committees: Fellows are broken into two committees -- Development or Grant Making. The Development Committee is charged with raising funds for the purposes of learning alternative methods of resource development. This committee is city wide, which means that it operates in Manhattan and has representatives from each of the borough-based Fellowships. With the money raised from the Development Committee, the Grant Making Committee will award a grant to a Bronx non-profit organization. Each committee meets once a month to accomplish its goals.
Q: What happens after the Fellowship?
A: The Bronx Non-Profit Coalition (BNPC), founded by WATB alumni, is committed to supporting and sustaining livable and thriving communities in the Bronx through inspiration, engagement, dialogue, and action. All WATB Alumni are encouraged to stay engaged with the BNPC and through other opportunities offered by the Center for Bronx Non-Profits.
Additionally, we host a number of 'master series' workshops to continue providing advanced level training each year. Past workshops have included facilitation skills, social media for non-profits, and more.
Q: This sounds great, but I don't work in the Bronx...Are there other ways to get involved?
A: Not a problem! Check out our other fellowships in Brooklyn, Queens, and our newest fellowship in Northern Manhattan. We also have city-wide fellowships for Jewish Communal Professionals and teen leaders.
Q: Who do I contact with more questions?
A: Please contact Debbie Kruger at KrugerD@jcrcny.org or 212-983-4800 x122 with any questions!