We Are The Bronx Fellowship Against Hate (WATBFAH) is an integral part of our response to the challenge of rising hate in our respective neighborhoods, borough and city. This initiative is being launched by Riverdale Y, in partnership with JCRC of New York, the Mayor’s Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes as part of the Partners Against the Hate (PATH-Forward) initiative as well as The Bronx Community Foundation and Council Member Eric Dinowitz’s office.
We welcome applicants who serve in mid to senior level roles from any Bronx based nonprofit, faith-based, or government organizations that serve as messengers and partners within their respective communities to combat and respond to bias-motivated violence.
Sessions will feature speakers, workshops, and site visits, and will be supplemented by an overnight trip to Philadelphia and Washington DC, museum visits, and additional bonding and learning opportunities. In order to truly understand and gain appreciation for the diversity of the Bronx, each session will be held in a different neighborhood – all locations will be easily accessible by public transit.
Fellows will be given the opportunity to use seed grant funding to create programming designed to bring communities, including their own organizations, together in meaningful ways.
If you have any questions about the fellowship, please contact Scott Kalmikoff, Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org / 347-913-4432.
Application Deadline – Friday, January 12, 2024
Rolling Interviews: Tuesday, January 16 – Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Official Acceptance: Friday, January 26, 2024
Six sessions will take place on Tuesdays from February through June:
- Orientation, February 27, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Session 2, March 12, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Session 3, March 19, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Session 4, April 2, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Session 5, April 16, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Session 6, May 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Overnight Trip to Philadelphia and Washington DC: Monday, May 20 – May, June 21
Graduation: June 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bronx Community Foundation
CRC of New York
NYC Councilmember Eric Dinowitz
NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark