January 27, 2016 / News, Press Releases / Posted by: Elise Hanks

Grand St. Settlement Selected As Host for ACLS Public Fellows Program

NEW YORK, NY   On January 14, 2016, Grand St. Settlement announced its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. A recent PhD will join the internal team in August of 2016 to expand the organization’s advocacy initiatives and impact.

“We are thrilled at the prospect of having a Community Engagement & Policy Advocate among our ranks. As a cornerstone of the NYC human services landscape, advocacy is in our blood. We want someone who is hungry to make a difference,” says Elizabeth Dickinson, Director of Development and Communications at Grand St. Settlement.

Made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the competitive initiative aims to expand the role and experience of PhDs in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture and digital media. Twenty-one institutions and organizations across the country have been selected as hosts for this year’s program.

The Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) is open from January 14 through March 24, 2016 and currently accepting applicants.

Interested in applying for the Public Fellow position at Grand St. Settlement? Details about the Community Engagement & Policy Advocate can be found here.



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