Partnerships Academy

Are you looking for training and support? Want to meet, network, and learn with a dynamic group of dedicated park community groups? Partnerships Academy offers unique and exciting opportunities for you!

Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success.

To find out more about Partnerships Academy, please contact Leah Worrell at (212) 676-6054, or

Partnerships Academy Fellowship is geared towards community groups who are committed to getting to the next level of their development as a group or with a specific project. Fellowship participants work with Partnerships for Parks to create a timeline for their initiative, and get support to achieve it through peer mentorship and support. Our in-person sessions will help you define your goals, develop an action plan, monitor your progress, and evaluate your work.

Please sign up for one of our 30 minute conference calls here.

Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 to 12:30 pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:30 to 7:00 pm
Monday, December 22, 2014 12:30 to 1:00 pm

Info calls will cover basic information about the fellowship including how you can apply, what successes parks groups have had in the past, and how you can use the fellowship to grow your park group. If none of these times work for you, please contact Leah Worrell at (212) 676-6054 or

Find out about what the 2015 Fellowship has to offer here.

The deadline to apply for the Partnerships Academy Fellowship 2015 is Friday, January 16 2015. Notification of admission is Friday, February 13, 2013.

Application for Mentors
Application for Participant Groups

Partnerships Academy Workshops are free and open for registration to community groups that support NYC Parks, street trees, and other green spaces. Regular workshops featuring expert guest speakers are tailored to fit the unique needs of park volunteers. Topics include time management, branding, working with NYC Parks and elected officials, networking, and event planning. If you have limited time, and a desire to enhance your skills and network with other community group leaders, Partnerships Academy Workshops are for you.


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Partnerships Academy is a training program for leaders of community park groups which support NYC Parks and green spaces.