The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and The New York Community Trust, in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City, are offering free skill-building workshops for emerging immigrant leaders. The workshops will cover navigating city government, the fundamentals of organizing communities and grassroots fundraising. Groups will be invited to apply for micro-grant funds and project planning assistance to undertake a community improvement project upon completion of the Neighborhood Leadership Institute. The Neighborhood Leadership Institutes target priority neighborhoods with fast-growing immigrant communities:
Bronx - Concourse / Morrisania / Mott Haven
Manhattan - East Harlem / Harlem
Queens - Astoria / Jackson Heights / Corona
Staten Island - St. George / Port Richmond / Park Hill
Brooklyn - Sunset Park / Flatbush
The seminars will:
BRING residents together to work on issues that matter to the community.
BUILD a network of community partners.
SUPPORT your group's work with new organizing skills.
INCREASE your group's knowledge of how government works.
The program consists of 4 workshops involving the following topics and activities:
• Fundamentals of organizing communities
• Group structure
• Trip to a local community board meeting
• Meeting local emerging leaders
• Navigating city government
• Grassroots fundraising
WHO IS AN IDEAL NLI CANDIDATE?
The ideal Neighborhood Leadership Institute candidate is an immigrant leader who wants to be more involved in his/her community. They are interested in the well-being of their neighborhood and working within their community to make a difference. The candidate must reside or work in one of the neighborhoods listed above and be proficient in English.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Please fill out this application and be sure to complete every question.
For more information, please call 212-341-9075.