The Association of Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD) and Morgan Stanley partnered in 2012 to create a high-quality community development fellowship that matches top-level, master’s degree students with a local community development organization to carry out a specific project that the group could not otherwise accomplish.

Why This Matters

The Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship is a unique opportunity that helps cultivate and empower the next generation of community development leaders. Fellows have graduated from the program and secured jobs at Community Development Corporations (CDCs), government agencies, leading non-profits, and other organizations within the community development movement.

What We're Doing

Each year, the Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellowship pairs nine students from New York City’s most highly respected urban planning, community development, or public administration masters-level university programs, with high-performing community development corporations (CDCs). Both the Fellows and the host sites apply to be a part of this opportunity, which runs during the fall and spring semesters of the final year of the fellows’ programs, and supports projects in the fields of affordable housing, economic development, or community planning.

Program Benefits for Fellows Include:

  • High-quality training and support from some of the best housing developers in the movement
  • A $20,000 stipend for the ten-month, part-time (20-hours per week) fellowship
  • The opportunity to meet with leaders in New York City’s government, planning, and community development fields
  • Academic credit, in accordance with the policies of the Fellows’ respective universities

Applications to be involved in the next round of the Fellowship (both Fellows and Host Sites) will be available Winter/Spring 2019. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Sosa at stephanie.s@anhd.org

Recents Blogs and Media

October 17, 2017
Non-profit affordable housing developers have played a key role in New York City housing plans since the beginning of the modern, city-backed affordable housing model. The role of for-profit developers has grown over the years, leaving community development practitioners to question whether affordable housing development has become overly reliant on for-profit developers and whether the level of public benefit created by these projects has diminished.
May 20, 2016
ANHD is very pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Class of the Morgan Stanley/ANHD Community Development Fellowship.The Fellowship is designed to increase the capacity of New York City's community development organizations and to create a pipeline for the next generation of community development leaders. 

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