Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship Interest & Nomination Form      (2019-2020)        

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About PBYF
The Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship ("PBYF") is a partnership between Coro New York Leadership Center, the New York City Council and the Participatory Budgeting Project. Through intensive leadership training, hands-on experience, and ongoing support, PBYF aims to expand youth involvement in New York City's Participatory Budgeting (PB) process and build a community of young people committed to lifting up youth voices and leading civic change.

For questions about PBYF, please email pbyouthfellowship@coro.nyc or call (212) 248-2935. Please also let us know if you would like to discuss earning course credit for participating. 
 Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for courageous young New Yorkers who want to lift up youth voices and lead change in their communities. To recruit a group that represents New York City's diversity, we welcome youth of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, differently-abled, and those from low-income communities to apply. 


In order to apply, you should:

  • Attend high school and/or live in a participating City Council district
  • Be entering 11th or 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year (10th graders will be considered on a case-by-case basis) 
  • Have an interest or curiosity in public service, government, and/or civic engagement
  • Want to strengthen your leadership skills and be a community change-maker
  • Be open to take risks and step outside your comfort zone
  • Be able to commit to a rigorous program schedule from July 2019 through May 2020:
    • Summer Three-week Leadership Institute (July - August 2019)
    • School Year
      • 10-15 hours of PB service per month (after school and evenings)
      • Monthly full-day training sessions on Saturdays or non-instructional days
      • Other projects and activities as assigned
Youth Fellows will earn a stipend of up to $1,000 for successful completion of the requirements listed above.
Tell Us About Yourself 
If you are a young person and would like to apply
If you would like to nominate a Youth Fellow