Center for Bronx Nonprofits @ Hostos


Supporting Nonprofit Capacity in the Bronx


To positively impact the quality of life for the members of the Bronx community by strengthening the capacity of Bronx nonprofits

The Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) is a convening, training, and resource-sharing organization, which strengthens the capacity of local community leaders and organizations serving the Bronx and other boroughs.  CBNP functions as an important support organization to Bronx nonprofits, facilitating opportunities for leadership and organizational development, and technical skills training. CBNP brokers dialogue on resource-sharing so that Bronx-based and Bronx-serving nonprofits strengthen their individual and collective effectiveness.


Executive Management Certificate- Rising executives (middle management) face unique challenges in establishing themselves as leaders. In the Bronx, we know nonprofit executive-level turnover is high, and many rising executives end up taking their skills, experiences, and talents to Manhattan. This ten-month training program helps these emerging leaders address real organizational and leadership challenges they confront so that their learning is applied and helps boost their track record for success.  Participants also join a network of peers upon completion.

Leadership Development Peer Learning Networks - Cohort based - Peer Learning Networks (PLNs) are considered a valuable emerging approach to strengthen nonprofit capacity. Through six months of facilitated peer-to-peer interaction, and a curriculum largely designed by the participants, Bronx nonprofit leaders can learn valuable lessons and build skills in ways that support their leadership success while also fortifying their capacity to address specific issues Bronx nonprofits face.

Executive Directors Breakfasts and Speaker Series - In addition to expressing interest in more intensive offerings, Bronx nonprofit executive directors have increased opportunities to network with each other, and have access to outside expert speakers who share the latest on emerging nonprofit innovation.

CBNP Co-Learning Seminars and Satellite Capacity Building Workshops- CBNP’s workshops in key areas of organizational management, such as planning and assessment, are in high demand.  Workshops include:
Microsoft Excel for Nonprofit Professionals, Effective Grant Writing, Data Evaluation, Leadership Transitions & Mergers, Board Development, and Time Management for The Millennium.

“Mission Bronx” Public TV Show - CBNP and Bronxnet has developed of a 30-minute show that features the work of nonprofits. CBNP will host Mission Bronx, which features the mission-driven work of nonprofits in our borough. Mission Bronx positions Hostos and CBNP as the host on important conversations concerning Bronx nonprofits. It also highlights the value of Bronx nonprofits by sharing stories of the work that they do in various sectors.

Bronx Conversation Series - One of CBNP’s most popular programs to-date, these conversations bring the public, government officials, industry representatives, nonprofit practitioners, and funders together to share information, network, discuss issues and explore possibilities for collective action. Topics have ranged from the quality of justice, housing, and food issues.

Contact Us
Eileen Newman, Executive Director
P: 718-518-6605

Meredith Minogue, Administration
P: 718-518-6658


CBNP is generously supported by JP Morgan Chase, New York Community Trust, and New York City Council.

Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
560 Exterior Street 
Bronx, NY 10451