About the Fellowship for Social Sector Leadership Diversity

The Fellowship for Social Sector Leadership Diversity is a 16-month leadership development program designed to build a diverse pipeline of NYU graduate students who are poised to take on leadership positions in direct service, philanthropy, advocacy, public policy/politics, social entrepreneurship and public service management/consulting.

Several studies, including research by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, highlight the alarming underrepresentation of people of color in leadership positions throughout the social sector. The Fellowship for Social Sector Leadership Diversity aims to help address this issue by: 

  • nurturing diverse students' commitment to public service;
  • building their capacity for collaborative and adaptive leadership in the social sector; and
  • helping them form supportive networks to bolster and sustain their work as social sector leaders.

This program is not a scholarship. It is open to NYU graduate students who are passionate about public service leadership. Students who identify as members of racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in social sector leadership are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here for more program details and eligibility requirements.

Sponsorship

The Fellowship for Social Sector Leadership Diversity is made possible through generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Casey’s adoption of a talent management approach to leadership development for staff, grantees and communities ensures that both the Foundation and the public sector are ready for transition into the next decade with the strongest talent available. Learn more here