of alumni reported that they received a promotion within a year of completing the program.
of supervisors reported that participation in the program improved their employee’s leadership abilities.
of program alumni were more involved in the organization’s strategic decision-making.


  • “Being a member of the Leadership Fellows Program was truly a life-changing experience for me, both personally and professionally.”
    Rumbi Petrozzello
    African Film Festival, Fall 2016 Cohort
  • “Every session was a mind-blowing challenge that kept me thinking about how to implement what I was learning for the whole week.”
    Rafael Sánchez
    Repertorio Español, Spring 2018 Cohort
  • "The NYCT Leadership Fellows has had a profound and transformative impact on my development as a nonprofit leader… [It] will continue to inform and inspire me for the remainder of my professional life."
    Brian Lewis
    Exalt Youth, Spring 2018 Cohort
  • Konsela Samarakody
    LEAP, Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Erin Palmer
    Services for the UnderServed, Fall 2019 Cohort
  • Lisa Eddy
    GRIOT Circle, Fall 2019 Cohort

Fellowship Snapshots

Director Michael Seltzer gives the Spring 2018 Fellows a tour of the Ford Foundation building before their graduation ceremony.
Tashaka Winter, Fall 2015 Fellow, speaks with other fellows during a Dean’s Conversation with Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, and Pat Swann, Program Officer with the New York Community Trust.