The Good Work Fellowship taps into the deep potential of our communities to catalyze good work in the Hudson Valley by facilitating experiential learning, collaboration, and connections among cohorts of fellows based throughout the region. Click here for a more in-depth overview.

Who are Fellows? 

We are seeking a diversity of locally-engaged leaders from community and nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and government whose demographics and socio-economic backgrounds bring a cross-section of the perspectives represented in the Hudson Valley into each cohort. 

Fellows are initiators responding to the call to good work in their places, and can answer “yes” to these questions:

  • Are you - or do you desire to become - a place-based practitioner of work that helps make your place equitable and thriving? 
  • Are you ready and open to share your experience with, and allow your work to benefit from support of, the Good Work Network?
  • Can you dedicate time to develop more skills, connections, confidence and courage to actualize the potential of your place? 

Details of the 2018-2019 Fellowships 

  • This is a regional program with sessions and projects organized around sub-regional hubs. Each fellow will be assigned to a hub in the 5th (fall/winter) or 6th (spring) cohort - see dates below - based on where they are located.
  • This is an experiential program, where fellows grow skills and build relationships by designing and testing initiatives collaboratively.
  • Full scholarships are awarded to all fellows invited to participate. In addition, in order to ensure that finances don’t create a barrier to participation for any qualified applicants, we have some financial assistance available in two forms: a) to help with travel costs - available by request, and b) to help with childcare, lost wages or other financial barriers - available via a simple scholarship application process.
  • Invitation to participate in the fellowship is by application only.

Applications due: September 3, 2018

Interviews completed: September 12, 2018

Fellows announced: September 28, 2018

Session                                           5th Cohort - Fall/Winter Dates                         6th Cohort - Spring Dates

Kickoff Working Retreat                         October 11-12, 2018                                             March 11-12, 2019

Regional Working Session                     October 20, 2018                                               March 16, 2019

Regional Working Session                     October 27, 2018                                               March 23, 2019

Place Inquiry One                                   prior to November 3, 2018                                prior to March 30, 2019

Place Gathering One                              November 3, 2018                                             March 30, 2019

Local Working Session                           November 17, 2018                                            April 6, 2019

Local Working Session                           December 1, 2018                                              April 13, 2019

Place Project                                           December 8, 2018                                             April 27, 2019

Regional Working Session                     December 15, 2018                                           May 4, 2019

Regional Working Session                     January 5, 2019                                                 May 11, 2019

Place Inquiry Two                                   prior to January 12, 2019                                   prior to May 18, 2019

Place Gathering Two                             January 12, 2019                                                 May 18, 2019

Capstone Preparation Session             January 17, 2019                                                  June 1, 2019

Capstone Preparation Session             January 24, 2019                                                 June 8, 2019

Capstone Working Retreat                    February 8-10, 2019                                            June 14-16, 2019

Graduation                                              February 15, 2019                                               June 21, 2019

Note: The application form saves automatically as you go but you may also save a draft (button at bottom of page). Contact fellowship@goodworkinstitute.org with any additional questions.

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