As a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic leadership organization that’s existed for more than 100 years, the Committee of Seventy knows how critical it is that we develop and connect the next generation of community leaders. That is why we launched the Buchholz Fellowship, in honor of board member and civic leader Carl Buchholz.
After a successful launch in 2017, C70 is currently hosting its fifth cohort of Buchholz Fellows. The Buchholz Fellows are emerging young leaders (recommended age is 25-35) working in the private or nonprofit sector who embody the qualities that Carl Buchholz exhibited in his life and work: personal and professional integrity, a strong work ethic, collaborative spirit, a superior intellect and a passion for improving his community.
Fellows will have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in nonprofit leadership by serving as one of our board members. Fellows will act as non-voting members, however, they will be involved in all other board-related affairs which include participating in all Board and Policy Committee meetings and are full participants in Seventy’s conversations, discussions, and debates around governance and public policy issues facing Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of PA. Additionally, Fellows are matched with a current board member who will serve as a mentor and advisor during the fellowship year. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for young professionals to gain leadership skills in a nonprofit setting while having a voice in Seventy’s mission for better government in Philadelphia.
Fellows are expected to pay a $250 contribution, however, no applicants will be refused consideration due to financial hardship.
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