2017 Hive NYC Learning Network Membership Application
Thank you for your interest in becoming a new member organization with the Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network! We’re excited for your organization to join our community of educators, practitioners, youth-serving, civic and cultural organizations that are dedicated to transforming the learning landscape. Hive member organizations create opportunities for young people to explore their power through positive youth development programming and equitable learning experiences.

HIVE NYC LEARNING NETWORK GOALS
• Strengthen Hive NYC as a context for learning and innovation;
• Develop conditions for the spread and scale of Hive NYC ideas;
• Illustrate and develop youth trajectories and pathways; and
• Increase equity and access to education opportunities in NYC

As stewards of the network, Hive NYC staff are dedicated to:

• Fostering a safe, innovative, and experimental learning environment for members,
• Support member relationships and connections to strengthen each others work through the sharing of tools, resources, pedagogy, and strategies,
• Be advocates of members’ work, mission, and values across education, governmental and philanthropic sectors,
• Play an active role in supporting member organizations to make connections with prospective funders,
• Facilitating memberwide decision making and avenues for providing feedback.

Learn more about Hive NYC and the network’s initiatives here: http://hivenyc.org/about-hive-nyc/.

We welcome youth serving organizations working with high school populations to apply to. To see if your organization qualifies, please review the criteria for membership below. Link to Memorandum of Understanding http://bit.ly/2kupqEF
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CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP - - -

HIVE MEMBER - Organizations or institutions that:
•Provide free or low-cost, strengths-based youth development and learning opportunities directly to high school aged youth in the five boroughs of New York City.
•Invest in increasing access and equity in education through digital media and web literacy.
•Commit to ongoing learning and innovation for both educators and youth participants.
•Commit to creating and contributing to inclusive learning environments within and outside of their organization.

If your organization does not fit the criteria to apply to be a Hive Member, don’t fret! Consider applying to be a Hive Community Ally.

COMMUNITY ALLY - Organizations, institutions, groups, and individuals that:
•Organizations/institutions that are aligned with Hive NYC's core principles and practices but do not meet the aforementioned Hive Member criteria. (can include community organizing groups, community focused coalitions etc.).

“Hive Members” and “Community Allies” are valued equally and are integral to our learning community, but have slightly different participation roles based on their organizational structures. The following participation guidelines are required for Hive Members, but not for Community Allies.
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If your organization meets the Hive Membership Criteria and can agree to the Memorandum of Understand, you can apply on behalf of your organization by filling out this application. If you have any questions about your organization's eligibility or regarding the application process, feel free to schedule a virtual or in person meeting with me at chrystian@mozillafoundation.org

Chrystian Rodriguez (Hive NYC Network Manager) - Open Office Hours

• Tuesday, February 7th - 10:00am - 2:00pm
• Thursday, February 9th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
• Friday, February 10th - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
• Tuesday, February 21st - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Applications are due on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.

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