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 training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success.

The deadlines to apply for the Partnerships Academy Fellowship 2014 have passed. Accepted participants will be notified by March 12, 2014, accepted mentors will be notified by March 17, 2014.

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 coaching and peer support. Our in-person sessions will help you define your goals, develop an action plan, monitor your progress, and evaluate your work.

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.


Grow as a Park Group Leader! 2015 Partnerships Academy Fellowship Info Session
Tuesday, December 2 from 6:30pm to 8pm
The Arsenal, Central Park 830 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10065


Develop yourself as a community park group leader in the 2015 Partnerships Academy Fellowship! 

Openings available for participating groups and mentors. At this information session you will learn about:

....How to apply to be a Participant Group or a Mentor. Applications will be due in January, and the Fellowship will run from February to July 2015.

....How having your group participate in the Fellowship will help you achieve goals you've been putting off or didn't know you could reach.

....The accomplishments of previous Fellowship participant groups, including strengthening group structure, getting 501c3 status, fundraising online, and developing relationships with NYC Parks officials.

....How being a mentor in the Fellowship allows leaders to contribute to the efforts of community park group leaders citywide while developing skills they will use with their own groups.


Are you Covered? Insurance for Community Park Groups
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Community Connections: An Evening of Networking for Park Group Leaders
September 15, 2014
Incorporating as a 501c3: Is it Right for Your Park Group?
July 30, 2013
Focusing on Facebook: Take Your Page to the Next Level
May 29, 2013
All the Parks Are a Stage…Bring Arts Events to YOUR Community Park
March 21, 2013

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