2015 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y

Deadline: June 30, 2014

The 2015 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y is accepting applications from community leaders. The intensive three-week residency program in New York is designed to enhance the efforts of emerging leaders in communities throughout the world. It provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders.

The residency takes place Wed, May 27 to Thu, Jun 18, 2015 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.


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 for the Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y.

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.

Participating countries change each year. Features of the program include:

  • Concentrated nonprofit management and leadership classes taught by faculty of the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Visits to model nonprofit organizations
  • Focus on building win-win partnerships between nonprofit, business and government communities
  • Travels around New York and to Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI
  • Opportunity to build contacts and knowledge, enabling participants to bring increased management expertise to their work at home


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.

Applications for 2015 are accepted from community leaders who are living and working in: Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Ghana, India, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Poland and Russian Federation.

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