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.

Our next Partnerships Academy Workshop…
Who Does What? Developing a Community Group Structure That Works

Monday, April 7, 2014, 7pm-9pm
Arsenal Building in Central Park
830 Fifth Ave., New York, NY
FREE, and registration is required. Click here to register.

How does your group get things done and who does it? Do you have annual elections? A rotating chair person? Committees? Learn some best practices for group structure and operations in order to function efficiently so that your group can achieve its mission. Participate in a hands-on exercise that will have examine your current structure and decide on next steps. Appropriate for both new and established groups.

Guest Speaker:
Beth B. Rosenthal, MS, Principal, Collaboration and Change, LLC, has over 25 years experience as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, networks, foundations and government agencies in organizational capacity, and collaboration building. Beth is also an organic gardener and Partnership for Parks volunteer.

Questions about the Partnerships Academy? Please contact Leah Worrell at (212) 676-6054 or

Previous workshops, 2012 and 2013, held at the Arsenal Building in Central Park, Manhattan

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.

To find out more about Partnerships Academy, please contact Leah Worrell at (212) 676-6054, or