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.

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

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.

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. Our in-person sessions will help you define your goals, develop an action plan, monitor your progress, and evaluate your work.

Applications now available for the 2016 Partnerships Academy Fellowship!

Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, February 12, 2016

The 2016 Fellowship will run from February to August 2016, with a graduation session in Fall 2016.

Would you like an individual consultation to find out more about the 2016 Fellowship? Click here to request a consultation with Leah Worrell.

Partnerships Academy is a training program for leaders of community park groups which support NYC Parks and green spaces.