CLI’s Insight Fellowship Aims to Train Hundreds

The Center for Leadership Initiatives (CLI) and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation plan to broaden the scope of Insight: The Schusterman Fellowship for Jewish Community in 2010 in order to reach hundreds of young Jewish professionals at the local level.

The newly designed program will expand Insight’s reach, building on the experiences of its inaugural cohort, which cultivated leading young Jewish professionals through skill training, career development workshops and professional networking opportunities.

“It is vitally important to the future health of our communities that we support the next generation of Jewish leadership,” said Lynn Schuterman, the Foundation’s chair.” I am committed to investing in young Jewish professionals in communities across the country by providing training and networking at the local level.”

Launched in fall, 2008, Insight focuses on helping Jews in their 20’s pursue careers in the Jewish communal sector. The pilot program awarded two-year fellowships to a cohort of outstanding young college graduates to work in leading national nonprofit organizations based in New York City and Washington, D.C. Starting in 2010, the program will build upon CLI’s existing peer networks to cultivate skills, connections and competencies for hundreds of young Jewish professionals across the United States.

Details of the program will be unveiled in the upcoming months.