2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship Dear Ford Fellowship Alumni,

2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship

The 2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y is now accepting applications from community leaders who are citizens and residents of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. *Applications must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by June 30, 2010 to be considered. *For more information about the program, please visit our website at To download the application and brochure, please click “2011 Application and Brochure,” and follow the links on the next page. Please disseminate this information to candidates you think would be interested in applying.

This annual fellowship is funded by the Ford Motor Company and organized by the 92nd Street Y to provide education and support to community leaders engaged in the nonprofit sector. To date, 210 individuals from 57 countries have received the Ford Fellowship, which is now in its eleventh year.

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 .

Previous Ford Fellows include:

§ a South African AIDS educator;

§ the president of a Jewish aid society facilitating Bosnia-Herzegovina’ s transition to democracy;

§ a sustainable development expert from Zimbabwe ;

§ the founder of an Indian organization that educates women and children working in the silk industry; and

§ an Indonesian advocate for ethnic minorities.

The residency takes place June 2-June 22, 2011 in New York City. Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship, and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.

During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership 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 the 92nd Street Y, a Jewish community and cultural center founded in 1874 that annually serves over 300,000 people of all national, ethnic, religious, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.

The Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders, and I would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this information and the link to our application to people and organizations that could benefit from this fellowship. Once again, if you go to our website, you can download the application and brochure by clicking “2011 Application and Brochure,” and following the links on the next page. *Applications for the 2011 Fellowship must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed no later than June 30, 2010*.

Please contact me at 212.415.5473 or or Amanda Raz at 212.415.5561 or if you have any question or wish to receive brochures and applications by post mail. Thank you for your assistance.

With best regards,
Alison Gardy
Director of International Relations
92nd Street Y

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