Quotations from Ford Fellows

Read what 2012 Ford Fellows have said about the program.


"It’s very difficult for me to express the value of this experience at 92nd Street Y. I have learnt a lot in every activity that was executed: planning and organizing skills, time management, intercultural experience and knowledge, exposure to visionary people and great leaders who inspire me."  –Anonymous

"The meeting with Ford and learning more about their community services and vision of corporate social responsibility provided me with an exceptional reference as I am redefining my views in the role of the business world in our local and global world." –Anonymous

"Participating in the fellowship has proven to be a life-changing experience. I will be going back to Bolivia with a full array of ideas, connections, learnings, and energy, that I’m sure will have an enormous impact in my life and organization." –Anonymous

"Because of the program I was able to assess myself as a manager, as a leader, and determining what to do next where changes are required in the program and in the future. It was helpful on a personal level too because most leadership issues originate from who we are." –Anonymous

"I have learnt from everyone: the organizers (the team responsible for the logistics), the professors at Columbia and Yale, 92Y staff, other fellows, all speakers, non-profits visited, too many people to mention. It has been a wonderful experience and I will treasure for the rest of my life." –Anonymous

"While I am strengthened in the confidence that I can work with young people in my own community and bring about a more peaceful society, participating in the program has given me the tools that I can really use to plant, implement, and measure the impact of concrete actions and initiative toward achieving that ideal." –Anonymous

"I think it has been a fantastic experience for me to be able to come together with fellows from various countries, share and learn from them… For me to participate and do such a program is almost impossible. Getting such an opportunity is great and I feel grateful for it." –Anonymous