The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy.
Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City. After participating in an extensive interview process, New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. This knowledge is supplemented by a series of workshops that help promote a deep understanding of the structure of New York City government.
The program seeks to ensure that every Urban Fellow comprehends the intricacies of City, State and Federal finance and the interaction between these levels of government.
During the year, these lessons are further enhanced by group trips to Washington D.C. and Albany, where Fellows meet face-to-face with representatives and policy-makers who help shape life in New York City.
Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance.
The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits talented individuals from a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds who are passionate about making a difference in the lives and futures of New York City public school students.
Fellows typically have no prior teaching experience, but possess the skills and attitudes that enable them to become successful teachers in New York City, the largest and most diverse school system in the country.
The NYC Teaching Fellows program is designed specifically to provide Fellows with the training, support, and resources needed to succeed as teachers in New York City public schools.
Teaching Fellows are ready to make a difference in the lives of their students starting on their first day in front of the classroom.
One of the benefits of becoming a Teaching Fellow is enrollment in a subsidized master’s degree program. Rather than complete a traditional teacher education program prior to entering the classroom, Fellows pursue a master’s degree in education while teaching full-time in a New York City public school.
Once a Fellow has successfully completed pre-service training, s/he is eligible to be hired as a full-time teacher in a New York City public school with the same starting salary and benefits as other beginning teachers.
Fellows also receive additional financial benefits, including a stipend during pre-service training and eligibility for AmeriCorps Education Awards. Salaries are based on prior teaching experience as well as Fellows’ undergraduate and graduate education. A Fellow with only a bachelor's degree and no additional coursework can expect to earn an annual salary of $45,530.