Meet the 2017 Fellows

Meet our new contingent of amazing Hope Reichbach Fellows! This year’s group will be working with some of the most effective and important Brooklyn non-profit organizations:

Asamia Diaby will work with VOCAL-NY

Hagir Elzin will work with Brooklyn Defender Services

Nyla Tolbert will work with the TORCH Program at the National Institute for Reproductive Health

Kyler Murria Castro will work with Brooklyn Community Services

MariaJose Delgado will work with El Puente

Nairée Taveras will work with exalt

Read on for more about the Fellows and the strengths they bring to their work this summer!

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Sign up for our 5th Annual Run for Hope 5K!


Join us this year at our fifth annual Run for Hope on Sunday April 23rd, 2017.

The Run for Hope 5K Run/Walk is a celebration of the life and work of Hope Reichbach, an activist and civic leader born and raised in Brooklyn. Before she passed away in 2011, Hope worked on the campaign and in the office of Council Member Stephen Levin and worked tirelessly to make Brooklyn a better place for everybody. This event will bring together local vendors, musicians, and members of Hope’s community to raise money and awareness for the Hope Reichbach Fund, which provides summer Fellowships to college students pursuing careers in social justice.

Sign up here

Apply for the 2017 Hope Reichbach Fund Fellowship

Our application is live now! If you or anyone you know is eligible and interested the application is available online by clicking here.

Please pass this along to anyone who embodies the spirit of Hope and is passionate about social justice and civic leadership. Anyone is eligible to apply as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior in college
  • Resident of New York City
  • Demonstrates financial need

If selected as a Fellow, we will place you with a Brooklyn not-for-profit organization based on your skills and interests. The application is due February 24th, 2017, interviews will take place in mid March, and placements will be determined by April.


2016 Culminating Ceremony and Hope Reichbach Way


This past Sunday August 14th our 2016 Fellows graduated from our Summer program. Congratulations to Amanda, Rosibel, Rachel, and Kayla. Immediately following the ceremony we gathered around the corner on Bond and Dean to unveil the street naming of Hope Reichbach Way. Thank you to everyone that attended.