The application for this year’s Fellowship is now live! If you or anyone you know is eligible and interest, please follow the link here to fill out an application.
You are eligible to apply for the Hope Reichbach Fund Fellowship if you meet the following criteria:
• You are a resident of New York City.
• You are a freshman sophomore or junior in college.
• You demonstrate financial need.
• You are available in the summer full time for 10 consecutive weeks.
Good luck, and we look forward to reading your application!
Thanks to all who made this summer such a great success! Stay tuned as we will be releasing our application for next year’s Fellowship in November. You are eligible to apply to the Hope Fund if you meet these criteria:
- You are a resident of New York City.
- You are a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
- You demonstrate financial need.
- You are available in the summer full time for 10 consecutive weeks.
If you or someone you know meets these requirements please consider applying!
On August 9th, friends and family of the Hope Fund gathered at Rucola, a local Brooklyn restaurant that years ago had secured their liquor license with Hope’s help. We were there to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s Hope Fellows at the end of their summer internships. We heard from each of the Fellows about their experiences, and were joined by many of their advisors, as well as family and friends, and members of the Hope Fund Advisory Board. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Chenisvel Nunez speaks about her time at Brooklyn Defender Services
Kareem Watson reflects on his summer at VOCAL-NY
Semhal Gessesse talks about what she learned while working for the Legal Aid Society
Arianna Flores Perez reflects on her powerful experiences helping immigrants apply for aid through the Immigration Law Project at Safe Horizons
Past and present Hope Fund Fellows gather at Rucola! From left to right: Benedict Joson (2012 Fellow), Semhal Gessesse (2015 Fellow), Ariel Estrella (2012 Fellow), Kareem Watson (2015 Fellow), Ellen Meyers, Arianna Flores Perez (2015 Fellow), Chenisvel Nunez (2015 Fellow), Ezra Lowrey (Program Manager), and Sadasia McCutchen (2014 Fellow)
We were blown away by these young leaders, and we look forward to staying connected with them and seeing the work they do! Stay tuned for more information on how to apply for next year’s Hope Reichbach Fund Fellowship!
Last summer, we added a program to our summer Fellowship where each Fellow would host a breakfast at their internship organization on a Friday morning. We found that this helped the Fellows bond with each other, get to know more about each other’s work, and have a greater sense of cohesion with the Hope Fund family. This summer one of the breakfasts fell on the date of Hope’s birthday, and the Fellows realized this and planned a surprise celebration for Ellen, with cake, flowers, and birthday cards.
2015 Fellows celebrate Hope’s birthday. From left to right: Semhal Gessesse, Kareem Watson, Rahilou Diallo, Arianna Flores Perez, and Chenisvel Nunez
The celebration, which was organized with the help of 2014 Fellow Christian Sanoguel, was a testament to Hope’s memory, and the impact she’s had on these Fellows who never knew her personally.