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Baruch College's School of Public Affairs Awarded $465,000 Grant from the New York Community Trust to Train Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

NEW YORK, NY - February 23, 2016 -  The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College has been awarded a $465,000 grant for the New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows to continue a nonprofit leadership development program for a second year. The program is a joint effort of the School’s Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management and Office of Executive Programs.

With its two grants, the New York Community Trust is investing $915,000 in the program, which will allow another 56 emerging leaders to earn an executive certificate. The program’s curriculum covers five core areas: leadership, management, financial planning, resource mobilization, and communications. In the initial class, 55 fellows gained skills to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The fellowships aim to ensure that today’s nonprofit professionals can advance their organizations’ work in the future. With growing economic inequality, an inadequate supply of affordable housing, broad gaps in educational achievement, and insufficient living wages, the work of the region’s nonprofits has never been more important.

Organizations like the New York Public Radio, Harlem Stage, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, God’s Love We Deliver, New York Immigration Coalition, Brownsville Community Development Corporation, BronxWorks, and Union Settlement House among others, have participated in the certificate program.

Highly accomplished school faculty and seasoned nonprofit practitioners teach a full day once a week for 12 weeks. Fellows also secure the support of mentors and the opportunity to interact with government and nonprofit leaders. Graduates participate in an ongoing post-certificate learning community.

Executive directors of recent grantees of the New York Community Trust are eligible to submit nominations for the 2016 spring semester. For more information, please visit




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

About The New York Community Trust: Since 1924, The New York Community Trust has been the home of charitable New Yorkers who are committed to improving the city and the suburbs. Thanks to donors, the Trust supports an array of effective nonprofits that help make New York a thriving and secure place to live, learn, work, and play, while building permanent resources for the future. The Trust welcomes new donors as well as bequests. For more information please visit


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