Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y
Wednesday, May 25 - Thursday, June 16, 2016
Applications accepted only from citizens and residents of: Bangladesh, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Detroit, Michigan (USA), India, Israel, Jordan, Mozambique, and the Russian Federation. No additions/exceptions will be made.
MISSION AND GOALS
Ford Motor Company, a global corporation and world leader in corporate citizenship, and 92nd Street Y, the world’s first global Jewish community and cultural center, are proud to join together in launching the sixteenth year of the Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y. The program is designed to enhance the efforts of emerging leaders in communities throughout the world.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Each year, a group of 20-25 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.
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.
Specialized tours of New York City and an array of diverse ethnic, cultural, and community offerings enrich the Fellows’ American experience. A tour of Ford Motor Company world headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan enables the Fellows to meet with key Ford executives and gain insight into the unique intersection of corporate and nonprofit interests.
PARTICIPATING IN A GLOBAL NETWORK
Before and after their residency at 92nd Street Y, Fellows are in contact with 92Y and with one another. Through email communities, distance learning, electronic newsletters and announcements, and teleconferencing, Fellows become part of a global network of community leaders.
92nd Street Y and Ford Motor Company have high expectations of participants in the Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y. At a minimum, the following expectations apply:
Fellows are obliged to complete written assignments and required reading prior to and following their residency in New York.
COMMITMENT WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM
Fellows are expected to arrive Wednesday, May 25, one day before the program start date. Fellows must be active participants in all aspects of the program. The curriculum is rigorous, and Fellows may not exempt themselves from group activities. Participants will have very limited opportunities to relax, explore New York City, or arrange meetings that are not part of the program. (Fellows may also arrive before May 25 or stay after June 16 at their own expense.)
We expect Fellows to remain involved in the program as mentors for future Fellows and as participants in a growing global network of community leaders.
APPLICATION PROCESS ELIGIBILITY
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, 2015.
*PLEASE NOTE: Only applications from the 2015 participating countries--Bangladesh, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Detroit, Michigan (USA), India, Israel, Jordan, Mozambique, and the Russian Federation--will be considered. 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
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