Center for Neighborhood Leadership:
CNL’s 10-month paid apprenticeship program is designed to help individuals gain the skills to become agents of change in their communities. Apprentices receive a stipend to work 4 days/week in a neighborhood-based host organization. Participants receive high-quality, weekly training and support services. Apprentices are paid a total of $17,000 for their ten months of service and receive health care, child care, interest-free student loan deferments, and up to $5,750 in an education award to pay back student loans or pay for future education. The Apprenticeship is conducted in partnership with Public Allies New York (PANY). Participation in the CNL Apprenticeship gives apprentices access to the benefits of both programs. The apprenticeship term will begin with a required orientation in August 2016 and conclude on June 30, 2017.
Participating in CNL gives host sites the opportunity to build the field and support the next generation of organizers. Now moving into its eighth year, CNL has a 94% success rate in graduating to post-secondary education and/or permanent employment. Apprentices add such significant staffing capacity that alumni frequently find employment at their CNL host organization.
Applications are closed at this time.