Polly, West Philly
]Polly, a young professional working in Philly’s theatre scene, saw a post about a new leadership development program from Tribe 12, and it sounded like just the thing she was looking for — developing concrete professional skills while finding an “in” to the Jewish community. The program was a pilot, an experiment for Tribe 12 to test our own research about what today’s 20s/30s are looking for in professional development. We used the experience of Polly and her cohort to transform the Tribe 12 Fellowship into what it is today — a Jewish space to explore a person’s emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial ability and philanthropic sensibility. And for Polly? She found a whole new crew of Jewish friends, became a member of Tribe 12’s community workspace Tribe Commons, and took a job working for a Jewish communal organization. Win-win!