THE CENTER for COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP runs programs for training the next generations of communal and civic leaders in New York ranging from high school students to mid-level non-profit professionals.

This program brings together women of different faiths and spiritual practices to discover commonalities and honor differences, building deep and sustained connections across cultures, ages, professions and social strata. Through the fellowship, participants come to understand each other and the role of faith in their lives, and hone skills for listening generously with open curiosity and speaking in ways that honor the inherent dignity of others, creating positive changes in our communities.


This is a 10-month professional development and networking program for nonprofit, faith, government, and community leaders from the five boroughs of NYC. The Fellowship is dedicated to advancing and empowering NYC’s diverse leaders to become change agents. Through their shared experiences and participation, fellows come to understand that by building, broadening, and strengthening ethnic, cultural, and religious ties in NYC they can work together to affect positive change in their communities and help to build a more cohesive city. Contact Alyssa Hartstein with any questions.

Read more about the 2020-2021 Fellows HERE.

YouthBridge-NY is a leadership development program which convenes and trains young people to meet the challenges of an extremely diverse NYC.  YouthBridge-NY is devoted to improving the atmosphere of respect and diversity in our City, the schools and community organizations in which our youth leaders live and learn.  The youth leaders are proactively involved in the leadership and diversity landscape of our City and are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all. For more information, visit youthbridgeny.org

More Information – The Center at JCRC-NY