When: 9:00am on April 27, 2014
When: 9:00am on April 27, 2014
Our application period is now closed.
Congratulations to all the applicants who submitted their applications for the 2014 Summer Fellowship. Our Selection Committee is hard at work reading all of your applications.
We are very excited to meet our next group of Fellows in the coming months. Good luck to all who applied!
If you missed it this time around, don’t worry, we will keep you posted about the next application period in January 2015.
In the meantime, start getting excited about our annual Run for Hope 5K Run/Walk in April.
See you all there!
Please join us for our second annual concert on November 24th at 4 PM at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY. Thanks to the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra all proceeds will be donated to the Hope Reichbach Fund.
Purchase tickets for you and your many friends and family HERE.
On Sunday afternoon, August 4th, we celebrated the completion of the second summer of the Hope Reichbach Fund. The five stellar class of 2013 interns shared memorable moments from their internships around Brooklyn, while Board Members and friends of the Fund looked (and cheered) on. We even had two HRF alumni in the house. From surprises and challenges, to lessons learned, and at least one fear of public speaking overcome, these past 10 weeks seemed to be incredibly fruitful experiences for all. We are honored to welcome Natasha, Shirley, Clair, Janelle and Nana into the Circle of Hope and can’t wait to hear about their future accomplishments. Special thanks to Rucola for generously donating space and snacks.
June 2nd was the orientation for this year’s class of Hope Reichbach Fund interns. Our interns (Nana, Janelle, Clair, Natasha, and Shirley) and several friends of Hope gathered for an afternoon of fun and learning at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, together with representatives from four of this year’s internship organizations: STREB, Legal Aid, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and Brooklyn Community Services. We thank all four representatives for being so generous with their time and for helping us to prepare the interns for a very exciting summer.
We started off with a lunch, at which the internship organization representatives got to meet with the interns in a casual setting, talk to them about their plans for the summer, and discuss the work that their organization does with all of the orientation participants.
After lunch, Ellen Meyers, Hope’s mother and a long-time activist and organizer, led a social justice workshop, in which we learned a little bit about history and practiced devising creative solutions to pressing social problems. Lily Mandlin, our program and outreach chair, led the group through a “Work on Purpose” workshop, which prompted us to think about what is most important to us, what skills and capacities we have, and how we can best work towards what we want through the strengths we have. To close out the afternoon, our special guest Didier Sylvain led a leadership workshop and discussion program.
As an icebreaker, everyone at orientation thought of one word that represents what matters the most to them. For Clair, inclusion is what matters.
We also wished Hope Reichbach Fund chair Becky Karasik a happy birthday!
Above all, we were all impressed by the intelligence and motivation of this year’s five terrific interns. We hope the afternoon prepared them for what we are sure they will accomplish in the coming summer, accomplishments made possible in part through your generous donations.