HV Fellowship

*Application Now Open for the Next Two Good Work Fellowships*

The Good Work Fellowship taps into the deep potential of our communities to catalyze good work in the Hudson Valley by facilitating experiential learning, collaboration, and connections among cohorts of fellows based throughout the Hudson Valley.

Who are fellows?

Fellows are initiators and innovators responding to the call to good work in their places. Fellows…

  • …are, or desire to become, place-based practitioners of work that can ensure all members of the community can thrive and the human economy exists in balance with the natural world.
  • …are ready and open to share their experience with, and allow their work to benefit from support of, the Good Work Network.
  • …dedicate time to develop skills, connections, confidence and courage to actualize the potential of their places.

To each cohort of 32 fellows, we seek to invite a diversity of locally-engaged leaders from community and nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and government whose demographics and socio-economic backgrounds bring a cross-section of the perspectives represented in the Hudson Valley.

What happens during the fellowship?

Over the course of this intensive several month program, fellows develop deep ties to one another and gain vital collaboration and initiative­‐building skills while cultivating inner clarity about what it means to do good work. Teams within the cohort learn by doing – inquiring into key questions and piloting projects related to the possibilities of a more equitable, regenerative economy. Fellows return to their places enriched by the opportunity to reflect on aligning their work and values and with embodied knowledge about how to collaborate to make change. The relationships forged within the fellowship are sustained through ongoing Good Work Network events and collaborations that link each cohort with the growing group of innovators and community leaders committed to a thriving future for the Hudson Valley.

Fellowship at a glance

  • This is a regional program with sessions and projects organized around sub-regional hubs. Each fellow is assigned to sub-regional hubs based on where they are located.
  • This is an experiential program, where fellows grow skills and build relationships by designing and testing initiatives collaboratively. Reflection, both inner and shared in teams, is a key component of the learning process.
  • Full scholarships are awarded to all fellows invited to participate, and to ensure that finances don’t create a barrier to participation for qualified applicants, there is some additional financial assistance available.
  • Most, but not all, of the scheduled retreats, gatherings and sessions are scheduled on weekends.
  • Invitation to participate in the fellowship is by application only.

Application Now Open for the Next Two Good Work Fellowships

We are delighted to announce that the application is now open for the next two Good Work Fellowships. The 5th cohort of fellows is scheduled for fall/winter 2018/19 and the 6th cohort will take place spring of 2019. Help us spread the word about the fellowship and consider applying yourself!


Curious to learn more? Come meet us in person or online!

Throughout August, we have planned the following open houses and office hours for you to learn more about this program directly from us. Each open house will start with a brief presentation about the fellowship, followed by open interactions guided by your questions. In addition, we have office hours where a member of our team will be available online to respond to specific questions that may come up about completing an application. We look forward to meeting you in person or online!


  • Open House Central – Wednesday August 8th, 6-7pm @ Wild Earth in High Falls
  • Open House East – Tuesday August 14th, 8:30-9:30am @ BEAHive in Beacon
  • Open House West – Wednesday August 8th, 6-7pm, Location to be announced
  • Open House East – Tuesday August 14th, 8:30-9:30am, Location to be announced  
  • Open House Online – Thursday, August 16th, 12-1pm, Zoom link HERE
  • Office Hours – Thursday, August 23rd, 3-7pm, Zoom link HERE
  • Office Hours – Wednesday, August 29th, 10am-2pm, Zoom link HERE


To receive reminders of these gatherings and our application dates, follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter. Already have a specific question? Reach out to us at fellowship@goodworkinstitute.org.

Program Details

  • Applications due September 3, 2018
  • Interviews completed by September 12, 2018
  • Fellows announced by October 1, 2018
  • 5th Cohort (Fall/Winter 2018/19) begins October 11, 2018 and concludes February 15, 2019
  • 6th Cohort (Spring 2019) begins March 11, 2019 and concludes June 21, 2019