Partnerships Academy

Are you looking for training and support? Want to meet, network, and learn with a dynamic group of dedicated park community groups? Partnerships Academy offers unique and exciting opportunities for you!

Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success.

Partnerships Academy Workshops are free and open for registration to community groups that support NYC Parks, street trees, and other green spaces. Regular workshops featuring expert guest speakers are tailored to fit the unique needs of park volunteers. Topics include time management, branding, working with NYC Parks and elected officials, networking, and event planning. If you have limited time, and a desire to enhance your skills and network with other community group leaders, Partnerships Academy Workshops are for you.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship!

The Partnerships Academy Fellowship is a six-month long program in which a cohort of citywide community park groups support one another to work towards goals and grow as leaders. Partnerships Academy Fellowship is geared towards community groups who are committed to getting to the next level of their development as a group, or with a specific project. Fellowship participants work with Partnerships for Parks to create a timeline for their initiative and get support to achieve it through peer mentorship and support. In-person sessions help leaders define their goals, develop an action plan, monitor their progress, and evaluate their work. The 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship will take place from March-October 2017.

Applying for the 2017 Partnerships Academy Fellowship

Interested park group leaders can apply online for consideration for the Partnerships Academy Fellowship using the link below. Our application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm. All applicants will be notified about acceptance by Tuesday, March 24, 2017.

To find out more about Partnerships Academy, please contact Leah Worrell at 212-602-5346, or

Generous private support is provided by the Altman Foundation and the MJS Foundation. Public support is provided by the New York City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative.

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