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!
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.
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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.
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.
As part of our summer programming we gathered for an evening of insightful conversation with some amazing artists from a diverse group of organizations. What a night!
Pictured left to right: Elvira Clayton (The Laundromat Project), Kayla Madridejos (2016 Fellow), Rachel Zhao (2016 Fellow), Rosibel Tavares (2016 Fellow), Amanda Morales (2016 Fellow), Ellen Meyers (Hopes mom, Hope Reichbach Fund), Ezra Lowrey (Program Manager, Hope Reichbach Fund), Nana Ama Bentsi-Enchill (Groundswell), Ayesha Williams (The Laundromat Project), Caron Atlas (Arts & Democracy), Daniela Quiroz (Advisory Board Chair, Hope Reichbach Fund)