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NYC CORPORATE SERVICE

2016-2017

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LOOK BOOK
NYC Service promotes volunteerism, engages New Yorkers in
service, builds volunteer capacity, and mobilizes the power of
volunteers and national service members to impact New York
City’s greatest needs.

The work that we do is made possible through the support of
people like you. NYC Service works to inspire and empower all
New Yorkers to volunteer and serve New York City and each
other.

This Look Book provides a glimpse into the array of different
volunteer opportunities offered by our nonprofit and City agency
partners.

For questions or general inquiries, please email May Malik,
Public/Private Partnerships Director, at mmalik@cityhall.nyc.gov.

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Table of Contents
Last update: June 7, 2018

AHRC 13
America Needs You (ANY) 15
American Pakistan Foundation 18
American Red Cross, Greater New York 20
Apex for Youth 23
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) 27
Arts & Business Council of New York (ABCNY) 31
Back on My Feet 34
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City 37
Big Reuse 39
Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils 41
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy 45
Brooklyn Community Services 48
Brooklyn Public Library 51
BUILD 55
Carter Burden Network 59
Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers 63
Center for the Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY) 67
Change for Kids 69
Children's Aid 72
Citizen Schools 76
City Harvest 79
City Rocks 81
City Year 85
Common Impact 89
Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) 93
Creative Connections 96
Dancewave 99
DOROT 102
DREAM 106
Earth Matter 109
Education Alliance 111
Food Bank for New York City 115
Fort Greene Park Conservancy 119
Free Arts NYC 121
Friends of Corlears Park 125
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park 127
GallopNYC 130
GO Project 133
Gowanus Canal Conservancy 135
Grand St. Settlement 139
GrowNYC 142
Habitat for Humanity New York City 145
Harlem Lacrosse 147
HEAF 151
HEALTH for Youths 155
Heights and Hills 158
Hunger Free America 161
iMentor 164
Isaacs Center 167
Junior Achievement of NY 171
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 173
L.O.V.E. 175
Lantern Community Services 177
Let's Get Ready 180
Lighthouse Guild 182
Literacy Inc. (LINC) 186
Lower East Side Ecology Center 189
Make a Mark 191
Mentor New York 193
Mentoring USA 196
Minds Matter 200
Musicians on Call 202
My Friends Place NY 206
National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) 209
New York Blood Center 211
New York Cares 214
New York Common Pantry 218
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) 222
NYC Parks 226
Partnership for Parks 228
PENCIL 232
PennPAC 235
Person Centered Care Services 238
POTS Bronx 241
Project Sunshine 245
Randall's Island Park Alliance 247
Read Ahead 251
Reading Partners 253
Riis Settlement 257
Samuel Field Y / Central Queens Y 259
Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project 262
Shorewalkers 265
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden 268
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) 270
South Bronx United 274
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) 276
STEM Kids NYC 280
StreetWise Partners 283
Student Sponsor Partners 286
Sunnyside Community Services 289
Taproot Foundation 291
The Bowery Mission 294
The Mission Continues 296
The New York Foundling 299
Thrive Collective 303
TutorMate 307
UJA-Federation of New York 311
Union Settlement 313
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) 316
University Neighborhood Housing Program 319
USO 322
V-ELMS 326
VISIONS Services for Blind and Visually Impaired 329
Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN) 332
Arts & Culture

Arts & Business Council of New York (ABCNY) 31
Brooklyn Public Library 51
Carter Burden Network 59
City Year 85
Dancewave 99
Free Arts NYC 121
Lantern Community Services 177
Musicians on Call 202
My Friends Place NY 206
National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) 209
New York Cares 214
Project Sunshine 245
Thrive Collective 303

Adult Education & Skills Development

AHRC 13
America Needs You (ANY) 15
American Pakistan Foundation 18
Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) 27
Arts & Business Council of New York (ABCNY) 31
Brooklyn Community Services 48
Brooklyn Public Library 51
Isaacs Center 167
Lantern Community Services 177
My Friends Place NY 206
Person Centered Care Services 238
Riis Settlement 257
Samuel Field Y / Central Queens Y 259
StreetWise Partners 283
The Mission Continues 296
The New York Foundling 299
UJA-Federation of New York 311
Union Settlement 313
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) 316
University Neighborhood Housing Program 319
USO 322
VISIONS Services for Blind and Visually Impaired 329
Children & Youth

Apex for Youth 23
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City 37
Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils 41
Brooklyn Community Services 48
Brooklyn Public Library 51
BUILD 55
Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers 63
Change for Kids 69
Children's Aid 72
Citizen Schools 76
City Rocks 81
City Year 85
Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) 93
Creative Connections 96
Dancewave 99
DREAM 106
Education Alliance 111
Free Arts NYC 121
GallopNYC 130
GO Project 133
Grand St. Settlement 139
Harlem Lacrosse 147
HEAF 151
HEALTH for Youths 155
iMentor 164
Isaacs Center 167
Junior Achievement of NY 171
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 173
L.O.V.E. 175
Let's Get Ready 180
Lighthouse Guild 182
Literacy Inc. (LINC) 186
Mentor New York 193
Mentoring USA 196
Minds Matter 200
My Friends Place NY 206
New York Cares 214
PENCIL 232
POTS Bronx 241
Project Sunshine 245
Read Ahead 251
Reading Partners 253
Riis Settlement 257
Samuel Field Y / Central Queens Y 259
Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project 262
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) 270
South Bronx United 274
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) 276
STEM Kids NYC 280
StreetWise Partners 283
Student Sponsor Partners 286
Sunnyside Community Services 289
The New York Foundling 299
Thrive Collective 303
TutorMate 307
UJA-Federation of New York 311
V-ELMS 326
Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN) 332

Environmental Stewardship

Big Reuse 39
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy 45
Brooklyn Community Services 48
City Harvest 79
City Year 85
Earth Matter 109
Fort Greene Park Conservancy 119
Friends of Corlears Park 125
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park 127
Gowanus Canal Conservancy 135
GrowNYC 142
Lower East Side Ecology Center 189
New York Cares 214
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) 222
NYC Parks 226
Partnership for Parks 228
Randall's Island Park Alliance 247
Samuel Field Y / Central Queens Y 259
Shorewalkers 265
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden 268
Union Settlement 313
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) 316
Health & Wellness

American Red Cross, Greater New York 20
Carter Burden Network 59
Children's Aid 72
Education Alliance 111
HEALTH for Youths 155
Lantern Community Services 177
Musicians on Call 202
New York Blood Center 211
POTS Bronx 241
Project Sunshine 245

Housing & Homelessness

American Red Cross, Greater New York 20
Back on My Feet 34
Habitat for Humanity New York City 145
The Bowery Mission 294
University Neighborhood Housing Program 319

Hunger & Food Insecurity

City Harvest 79
Education Alliance 111
Food Bank for New York City 115
GrowNYC 142
Hunger Free America 161
New York Common Pantry 218
POTS Bronx 241
The Bowery Mission 294
Union Settlement 313
United Way of New York City (UWNYC) 316
Mentoring

America Needs You (ANY) 15
Apex for Youth 23
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City 37
Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils 41
BUILD 55
Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers 63
Citizen Schools 76
City Rocks 81
Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) 93
Creative Connections 96
DREAM 106
Grand St. Settlement 139
Harlem Lacrosse 147
HEAF 151
HEALTH for Youths 155
iMentor 164
Isaacs Center 167
Junior Achievement of NY 171
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 173
L.O.V.E. 175
Mentor New York 193
Mentoring USA 196
Minds Matter 200
PENCIL 232
Read Ahead 251
Reading Partners 253
Riis Settlement 257
Samuel Field Y / Central Queens Y 259
Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project 262
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) 270
South Bronx United 274
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) 276
StreetWise Partners 283
Student Sponsor Partners 286
The Mission Continues 296
Thrive Collective 303
TutorMate 307
V-ELMS 326
Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN) 332
People with Disabilities

AHRC 13
Brooklyn Community Services 48
Center for the Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY) 67
GallopNYC 130
Lantern Community Services 177
Lighthouse Guild 182
Person Centered Care Services 238
UJA-Federation of New York 311
VISIONS Services for Blind and Visually Impaired 329

Pro-bono / Skills-based Volunteering

City Year 85
Common Impact 89
Dancewave 99
DOROT 102
HEAF 151
Hunger Free America 161
Make a Mark 191
National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) 209
PennPAC 235
Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project 262
Taproot Foundation 291

Seniors

Carter Burden Network 59
Center for the Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY) 67
DOROT 102
Education Alliance 111
Heights and Hills 158
Isaacs Center 167
Riis Settlement 257
Sunnyside Community Services 289
UJA-Federation of New York 311
Union Settlement 313
Sports & Recreation

Back on My Feet 34
Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York Councils 41
City Rocks 81
City Year 85
DREAM 106
GallopNYC 130
Harlem Lacrosse 147
Isaacs Center 167
My Friends Place NY 206
Samuel Field Y / Central Queens Y 259
Shorewalkers 265
South Bronx United 274
Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) 276
AHRC

Focus Area(s): People with Disabilities;
Adult Education & Skills Development

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AHRC New York City
Volunteer Opportunities
AHRC New York City helps 15,000 New Yorkers with developmental and intellectual disabilities build full
lives as defined by each person each year. AHRC is committed to promoting a culture that embraces:
PRIDE: Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence.

Most volunteer assignments are ”hands-on” and will be tailored to your expertise and interests. You will
work directly with the people we support and we will provide the necessary training and supervision
that will make your experience meaningful and rewarding. All we ask is that you be at least 18 years old
and that you make a commitment of at least two to three hours per week for a minimum of six months.
This helps ensure that your efforts will have the most impact. Most of these volunteer projects take place
throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Become a volunteer and make a difference
in the lives of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities

EMPLOYMENT MENTORING: Spend two hours helping people supported by AHRC with resume and cover letter writing,
e-mail correspondence, managing on-line applications and follow up with potential employers after an interview.

I-PREP (Interview, Practice and Review for Emerging Professionals): Work one-on-one to help people supported by AHRC gain
confidence and sharpen their employment interview skills. Each hour and a half session provides them with two 30 minute
mock interviews and feedback, and training for the volunteers.
MONEY MAKES SENSE: Teach financial literacy skills to people supported by AHRC who need to understand how to save
money. During a two hour workshop volunteers work one-on-one with them helping them to improve their budgeting skills,
understand credit and increase their savings.
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS: Volunteers are part of an arts related workshop and are paired with adults supported by AHRC
to create all types of art projects. These workshops allow people to express themselves creatively-helping them to realize new
strengths and develop a greater sense of dignity and independence.

GARDENING RENOVATION AND UPKEEP: Help beautify AHRC residences and
schools. Volunteer groups spend a few hours to a full day helping to clean
and plant gardens, paint murals or assist with special renovation projects.
SUPPLY DRIVES: Host a supply drive to help the people that we support.
Our current needs include garden supplies, art supplies and acrylic yarn
and personal care products.
RECREATION PROGRAMS: Work as part of a group with people supported To Volunteer Contact:
by AHRC who attend our SUPER SATURDAY Recreation Programs. Volunteers Karen Zuckerman
can help people by assisting with different sports activities, yoga, fitness, 212-895-3393
cooking, arts, drama, photography, creative writing and any special area of karen.zuckerman@ahrcnyc.org
interest that you might want to share with others. You can volunteer for a full
or half day.
For information on other
ONE-FOR-ONE PROGRAM: Will match people living in AHRC residences and AHRC New York City programs
attending AHRC programs with volunteers from the community based on
common interests and common points of view. Both people will need to contact:
commit to a partnership of at least a year. 212-780-2500
www.ahrcnyc.org
NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB: Looking for individuals to co-facilitate a Book Club
for people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Club meets once a week for
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America Needs
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Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Adult
Education & Skills Development

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American
Pakistan
Foundation

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development

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Volunteer: jjeannot@americanpakistan.org

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American Red
Cross, Greater
New York

Focus Area(s): Health & Wellness;
Housing & Homelessness

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Employee Engagement Opportunities

Employee Engagement Opportunities
Corporate employee engagement programs are excellent ways for companies to create an emotional and
functional commitment with their employees while creating a charitable connection. The American Red
Cross offers a diverse array of opportunities, experiences and programs to help corporate partners
encourage their employees through volunteerism, education, training, blood drives and large-scale
engagements.

The following list offers various regional engagement opportunities for employees to partner with the
American Red Cross to give back to communities in need.

Smoke Alarm Installations #GetAlarmedNYC
Even though home fires are our most common disaster threat, too many homes do not have a smoke
alarm installed, and a majority of fire deaths occur in these homes. Your employees will get the
opportunity to go door-to-door to install smoke alarms and provide fire and disaster safety education in
at-risk communities. By installing smoke alarms and providing safety information, your employees get the
chance to ensure that local residents take action to reduce the risk of home fires and save lives.
• Employees visit those communities that are most vulnerable to home fires and visit homes with an
appointment or go door to door.
• Canvassing is a half-day engagement.
• Information about smoke alarms can be provided to employees to keep in the workplace.

Preparedness Kit Builds
Disasters can strike suddenly, anytime and anywhere, but having a preparedness kit is one of the simplest
ways to ensure you have the necessary items if a disaster does occur. By hosting a Preparedness Kit Build,
your employees can build their own kits, and better prepare themselves, your workplace and the
community.
• A preparedness kit build can be hosted on-site or at your local Red Cross.
• Kits can be customized to meet specific disaster preparedness needs.
• Employees can build preparedness kits and donate them to vulnerable communities.
First Aid Kit Builds
Emergencies can happen suddenly, anytime and anywhere, but having a first aid kit allows individuals to
equip themselves with necessities that can make all the difference should an emergency, medical or
otherwise, occur. By hosting a First Aid Kit Build, your employees can build their own kits, and better
prepare themselves, your workplace and the community.
 A first aid kit build can be hosted on-site or at your local Red Cross.
• Kits can be customized to meet specific first aid needs.
• Employees can build first aid kits and donate them to local organizations or community groups.
Citizen CPR
We all know that CPR saves lives, but did you know that CPR has been made simpler? With the new
Citizen CPR technique, you only use your hands. No mouth-to-mouth contact is involved. For employees
like yours, learning this new technique provides a high-energy activity that makes everyone in your
workplace and community safer.
 A CPR training session can be hosted on-site or off.
 CPR training takes as little as 30 minutes.
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 Key employees can be trained as recognized Citizen CPR trainers for your company.
Lunch & Learn
Did you know the Red Cross responds to nearly 190 disasters each day and has helped vaccinate more
than 1 billion people worldwide with our partners? Host a Lunch & Learn event to learn more about the
work the Red Cross does in your community, across the nation and around the world.
• Presentations can be customized to meet specific employee interests.
• Presentations can be made during the lunch hour or at appropriate shift-change times.
• Presentations usually last 20 to 45 minutes, with time for Q&A.
Host an event for our Veterans
The local Red Cross puts on a variety of events for our veterans throughout the year, and we need
volunteers like your enthusiastic employees to help us. Some of the events you can host are:
 BBQ Events at VA hospital - help with a cookout for up to 100 veterans/guests; interact with long
term veteran residents at a VA facility by playing cards or games etc.
 Sponsor a round of golf with Veteran(s) - enjoy a day out of the office and on the course with a
group of veterans
 Mural Painting Project (only at Bronx VA) - volunteers must submit an entry packet with the
following: a full- color sketch (any medium) of the proposed mural and a budget for supplies.
Veterans and staff at the Bronx VA will vote on entries.
Blood Drives
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and generous blood donors are the only source.
When you sponsor an on-site blood drive, you provide your employees with that irreplaceable sense that
they are helping save lives.
• Host a drive at your facility or in a bloodmobile.
• An employee can make a blood donation in just one hour.
• Extend an invitation to host a blood drive to your customers, vendors or group members.
Workplace Giving
Like most Americans, your employees turn to the Red Cross when they want to help. Why not support
their enthusiasm for our mission by collecting funds for the Red Cross? With co-branded, turn-key
materials and customized online giving portals, it’s easy to feature us in your annual campaign or to
accept donations following a disaster.
• Donations can be accepted online through a co-branded microsite.
• Local Red Cross representatives can attend an employee function to discuss how local donations
are put to work.
• Consider making matching gifts to boost employee participation.

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Apex for Youth

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth

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Mission Statement
Founded in 1992, Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to
underserved Asian and immigrant youth in New York City
by recruiting volunteers to be positive role models for
them. Through its mentoring and educational programs for
students from 1st to 12th grade, Apex volunteers guide and
inspire youth to become confident young adults who are
ready for college and give back to the community. Today
Apex serves over 1,300 children weekly with nearly 8,000
hours of volunteer service a year.

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apexforyouth.org
APEX FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS apexforyouth.org

Mentoring Program
Enables youth, grades 5 through 12, to become
confident, college-ready young adults who give back to
the community. Youth are paired one-on-one with positive
adult role models and meet with them at least twice
a month, for several hours at a time. They talk about
personal issues, work on academic goals, and participate
in social and service activities. Every year, over 85% of
Apex mentoring pairs stay together in the program
compared to 50% of most mentoring programs
nationwide. Ninety-five percent of the HS seniors in
our program graduate and continue onto college.

PUBLIC SPEAKING
Develops and improves the verbal communication
skills of students, many of whom are recent immi- Elementary & Middle School Programs
grants with limited English language abilities. Students
practice public speaking in a supportive environment 4TH GRADE PREP
and report increased confidence in speaking with their Prepares students for the statewide standardized exams,
teachers and classmates. a determining factor in middle school enrollment. 61% and
23% of Apex students who were not proficient in Math
and Language Arts in the third grade, respectively, became
High School Programs proficient by the fourth grade.
SAT PREP
Provides students with affordable SAT preparation to BASKETBALL
achieve higher test scores to get into college. Over the Launched in 2011 at P.S. 1, the program has expanded to
course of 8 three-hour sessions, students will learn in one middle school and 3 other elementary schools in Lower
small groups and have take-home assignments. Scores Manhattan. It provides a structured team sports environment
by students in our program have increased by an aver- for youth led by volunteer coaches who serve as positive
age of over 100 points. adult role models. Students scrimmage other teams in nearby
schools and participate in our summer basketball league.
COLLEGE PREP
Provides college application guidance and resources to SHSAT PREP
aspiring college students. Volunteers assist students Prepares 7th graders for the Specialized High School
with the college application process, including writ- Admissions Test from January until the exam in October of 8th
ing an effective personal statement and applying for grade, with a summer break. This program is operated at cost
financial aid. with a low tuition fee.
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Arab American
Association of
New York
(AAANY)

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development

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Serving & Empowering the Arab American Community Since 2001

Our Mission
The Founders of the Arab American Association of New York were prominent and active members of
the Arab and Arab American who themselves were immigrants and recognized the growing need in
the community for a variety of services. They envisioned an organization that would serve the social
and economic needs of the growing Arab population in Bay Ridge and the surrounding
neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Although the process of establishing the organization began before
the September 11th attacks, the founders felt compelled to take more immediate action after they
witnessed the heightened sense of fear and the acts of blatant discrimination aimed at their
community in the days following the attacks.

It was thus that AAANY officially opened its doors as a not-for-profit organization in December 2001
providing not only invaluable social services to the community, but also empowering and defending
those within the community. Co-founder and current Board President Dr. Ahmad Jaber, quoted in a
Daily News article: "instead of social services, we had to move into empowering the community,
defending the community and supporting the community. It was not easy. We had to prove ourselves
as Americans, to show that we do care, that we are part of the community."

AAANY serves as a bridge between the Arab and the greater New York City community. Fostering
more understanding of Arab culture and immigrant issues, as well as serving as a liaison between
schools, government, residents, and various other institutions to address issues of discrimination, and
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provide a variety of culturally sensitive social services.
WHAT WE DO

ADULT EDUCATION &
IMMIGRATION SERVICES
AAANY offers multiple levels of ESOL in
addition to other classes including:
citizenship, job application, and resume
assistance. With a network of lawyers,
doctors, and affiliate organizations
we're able to provide a multitude of
services including: free legal
consultations, naturalization
applications, work authorizations, and
much more!

YOUTH RACIAL JUSTICE &
BROOKLYNAT
The YRJP addresses the pressing social
issues of today such as indigenous
rights, women’s rights, police brutality,
immigration reform and more through
various workshops. Brooklynat provides
space for young women to share
their experiences and use the group as a
safe space to confide in peers, ask for
advice, and find support in one another.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
AAANY recognizes that one of the most
effective ways to respond to challenges,
discriminatory police practices, and
attacks on immigrant rights is to
organize. Our long-term goal is to help
develop and nurture the skills necessary
for sustained civic participation of Arab
and Muslim communities in NY.
Understanding that community power is
built over time, AAANY uses organizing
tools like voter registration and
mobilization to; empower, engage, and
increase voter representation during
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each election cycle.
VOLUNTEERISM OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTOR
Our Volunteer Citizenship Instructors help prepare clients for their
Naturalization Test by teaching American history and aiding in the
improvement of the client's reading comprehension and writing skills. In
this role, volunteer instructors create dynamic lesson plans, study groups,
conversation lessons, and practice exams for our students. Volunteer
teachers gain an understanding of the workings of a nonprofit
organization, tutoring programs, and have the opportunity to familiarize
themselves with the Arab American and immigrant community of Bay
Ridge.

THE ACCOMPANY PROJECT

The Accompany Project started in the wake of the 2016 election as an
initiative that aims to train thousands of New Yorkers to disrupt violence,
particularly against Arab, Muslim and undocumented residents –
organizing for stronger, safer neighborhoods. Today we teach
Bystander Intervention across the city, while supporting neighbors as
they organize to combat racism and Islamophobia where they live.
Trainings are in high demand, and as a volunteer team, we're committed
to training as many New Yorkers as
possible.

718•745•3523 ArabAmericanNY.org info@ArabAmericanNY.org @ArabAmericanNY

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Arts & Business
Council of New
York (ABCNY)

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Adult
Education & Skills Development

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Back on My Feet

Focus Area(s): Housing &
Homelessness; Sports & Recreation

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Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit that combats homelessness through the power of
running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Back on My Feet uses
running and community to motivate and support individuals every step of the way from homelessness
to independence. Our success is measured not only by the health impact of miles run, but also by how
many individuals obtain education, employment, and housing.
BoMF NYC has many opportunities for involvement in helping people move towards self-sufficiency:
Run With Us

Can running with those experiencing homelessness really change your life? Come find out. BoMF’s program
begins with runs three days a week in the early morning at five locations throughout NYC. This commitment sets
members up on a path towards accountability, sustainability and ultimately, independence. But our members
don’t run alone. They do it alongside the support of volunteer runners like you, helping them accomplish
important life goals and cross finish lines. Volunteers complete a one-hour orientation to prepare them to run
with one of BoMF NYC’s five teams.

Run For Us

BoMF’s FundRacing program combines the exhilaration of running your favorite race with the satisfaction of
giving back! FundRacing guarantees entry into your favorite or sold-out races, including: Boston Marathon, New
York City Marathon, London Marathon, to name a few. When you FundRace for BoMF, your commitment to
raising a set amount of money will go directly to the program. What’s more, in many cities you have the unique
opportunity to run alongside the very individuals you are supporting. Hundreds of our members have completed
marathons and some have even completed ultra-marathons.

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Training Workshops

BoMF members enthusiastically strive to learn more and to prepare themselves for returning to the workforce.
One way in which companies can volunteer their time is by designing and facilitating workshops. Topics for
possible workshops include resume writing, interview skills, networking, mock job fairs, technology training
(Microsoft, typing, iOS, etc.), financial literacy, customer service, public speaking, professional writing, and
more!

Employment Partnerships

BoMF is looking for partners who are willing to consider employing or educating our members. Our members
face many barriers to gaining suitable employment and earning a livable wage. While many members bring a
wealth of knowledge and work experience, an inconsistent work history or unemployed status can make
securing interviews difficult. For members who have proven themselves through BoMF, we are proud to make
referrals to our employment partners. Target industries for these partnerships include commercial driving,
customer service, food service, security, healthcare, labor/construction, clerical, and retail positions.

Sneaker Week

Make work more comfortable and benefit BoMF at the same time by hosting a Sneaker Week in your office!
Sneaker Week is a week-long fundraiser inviting employees to help raise awareness of homelessness in our
community by wearing sneakers to work! Employees donate $5 to Back on My Feet in return for the comfort of
wearing sneakers. This is a fun and unique way to raise money as well as educate your coworkers about BoMF
and our mission at the same time.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Rachael Sparks, Senior Program Director, at
rachael.sparks@backonmyfeet.org.

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Big Brothers Big
Sisters of NYC

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth

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Big Reuse

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Boy Scouts of
America

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth; Sports & Recreation

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Park
Conservancy

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING AT
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY

ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Volunteer Program is dedicated to providing the highest quality stewardship in “I CARE
Brooklyn Bridge Park. Volunteer opportunities create meaningful individual and IMMENSELY
communal connections to the Park, while effectively supporting the maintenance, ABOUT THE
operations, and programming of BBP and the Conservancy. Corporate volunteer ENVIRONMENT
groups play a vital role in the health and upkeep of Brooklyn Bridge Park as they
AND I WAS
collaborate to complete large-scale horticultural and maintenance projects that
promote team-building—all while providing an important service to the community. MORE THAN
EXCITED TO
The Park is a great platform to host corporate groups, with 25 members and up, and BE ABLE TO
for business marketing while engaging employees through outdoor activities and HELP OUT OUR
environmental stewardship. The Conservancy coordinates activities based on the
COMMUNITY.”
needs of the Park at the time of the scheduled visit. Sessions are typically two-hours
long. To best serve the Park and its needs, corporate volunteer projects are tied to a — Luke
2017 Corporate Volunteer
financial contribution.

“THE WHOLE
MAINTENANCE TASKS
EXPERIENCE
Volunteers support the custodians at Brooklyn
Bridge Park by collectively gathering and WAS VERY
removing trash from the Park’s salt marshes and THERAPEUTIC
beaches. Activities include picking up trash, & HUMBLING.”
recording the items being collected, keeping
track of the total weight of trash bags taken — Sonya
2017 Corporate Volunteer
away, and sharing findings with the group.

“IT WAS NICE
BEING ABLE
HORTICULTURE TASKS TO SEE AN END
Volunteers assist the gardeners at Brooklyn RESULT AND
Bridge Park by providing essential horticultural HELP MAKE
care to the park to keep it healthy and beautiful. THE PARK
Projects may include planting, mulching,
LOOK PICTURE
expanding tree beds, removing invasive plants,
and other tasks depending on the needs of the PERFECT!”
Park at the time of the visit. — Marissa
2017 Corporate Volunteer

KARLA OSORIO-PÉREZ | 718.412.1031
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KOSORIO-PEREZ@BROOKLYNBRIDGEPARK.ORG
CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING AT
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY

CORPORATE PATRON CORPORATE LEADER CORPORATE PARTNER

Join us and volunteer with Make a difference in the Step up in your community and
a group of 10-25 colleagues. Park with 26-50 volunteers. business circle by bringing
Contribute $2,500 and enjoy Contribute $5,000 and enjoy 76-100 employees. Contribute
these benefits: these benefits: $10,000 and enjoy these benefits:

+ Advance mailing of Annual + All of the benefits of + All of the benefits of
Events Calendar Corporate Patron, plus Corporate Leader, plus
+ Subscription to Waterfront + Additional exposure on + Tickets to special events
Matters Newsletter our website
+ Listing as member on + Invites to VIP events for
our website two designated emploees
+ One membership for + Special recognition in
designated employee at Waterfront Matters Newsletter
$500/Steward Level

ABOUT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization, created in 1985, and has attracted over
1,600,000 visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park since 1999 to enjoy a wide range of cultural, educational, and recreational
activities. The Conservancy’s mission is to ensure the creation, adequate funding, proper maintenance, public support,
and citizen enjoyment of Brooklyn Bridge Park through partnership with government, development of programming,
and active promotion of the needs of the Park and its constituents.

KARLA OSORIO-PÉREZ | 718.412.1031
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KOSORIO-PEREZ@BROOKLYNBRIDGEPARK.ORG
Brooklyn
Community
Services

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship; People with Disabilities;
Adult Education & Skills Development;
Children & Youth

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BROOKLYN COMMUNITY SERVICES
CORPORATE AND GROUP VOLUNTEERING
BCS works with corporate groups, places of worship, universities, civic groups, and more.
Our staff will work with you to make sure your volunteer experience is both meaningful for
you, and makes a real difference in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods.

SAMPLE PROJECTS:
• GREEN THUMBS IN EAST NEW YORK: Weed and plant at our urban garden in East
New York
• BE A PARTY PLANNER: Help host a holiday party for adults with intellectual disabilities
• Practice Makes Perfect: Build confidence by conducting mock interviews with
adults re-entering the job market
• REVERSE JOB FAIR: Help us expose students to different career options by answering
questions about your career track
• READ BY EXAMPLE: Share your favorite book with a group of students in one of our
Early Education Centers
• WRAPPING PARTY: Help label and wrap toys donated for our Toy Drive

Capacity and Financial Support
Due to space restrictions, most group projects are limited to 25 volunteers at a time.
We ask that our corporate volunteers help support our volunteer program financially.

To start planning your group volunteer activity today, please contact Asea Thompson,
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, at athompson@wearebcs.org or call
718-310-5678.

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ABOUT BROOKLYN COMMUNITY SERVICES (BCS):
With a staff of over 500 and over 25 sites around the borough, BCS serves 18,000 people
every year. Our mission is to empower at-risk children, youth, adults and families to
overcome the obstacles they face as we strive to ensure opportunities for all to learn,
grow and contribute to One Brooklyn Community.

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Brooklyn Public
Library

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Children
& Youth; Adult Education & Skills
Development

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Brooklyn Public Library
The mission of the Volunteer Program at Brooklyn Public
Library is to enhance public service through the
engagement of diverse and dedicated volunteers. More
than 2,000 volunteers—from students, to working parents,
retired teachers, and business professionals – contribute
their unique talents, skills and knowledge of their
communities to support and assist staff. Volunteers provide
personalized attention to patrons, support library
initiatives through public programming, and share
information about the Library and its mission.

Additional volunteer opportunities are available at
bklynlibrary.org. For further information, please contact
Volunteer Resources at 718.230.2406 or email
volunteer@bklynlibrary.org.

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Group Volunteer Opportunities

Large-Scale Events Special Projects
Brooklyn Public Library hosts several large scale events each year. Participating in these One-time group projects are a great way to become involved in your local community and
events is the perfect way for groups of volunteers to learn more about the library, bond as a library for those who are not able to make a long-term commitment to volunteering, but
team and meet like-minded people in their community. would still like to donate their time and talents. 

Great American Book Drive: A campaign to turn the untold number of used books  One-time Public Programs: With staff support, volunteers can lead classes and
into support for the library. Volunteer responsibilities include sorting books; workshops on subjects in which they are proficient. A few examples include technology
collecting donations; participating in children’s arts and crafts activities; and assisting classes to coach patrons through new developments in the field; resume writing and
patrons with their library inquires. Event is held every October. interview workshops; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
programs serving teens and Summer Reading outreach programs. 
Night of Philosophy: 12- hour marathon showcasing contemporary philosophical
thought through intellectual talks and debates, specially commissioned art  Beautification Projects: Group beautification projects are perfect for the artistically-
installations, live performances, and film and video screenings. Volunteers act as inclined who would like to share their talent and imagination with their community.
community liaisons by promoting programs and services in the library; welcoming Beautification projects aim to make our libraries as welcoming as possible through
and directing attendees; and assist participating philosophers and artists. Event is restoration projects and more artistic events such as painting murals and decorating
held every January. children’s areas. In addition, groups may participate in community outreach days.
These projects are of great importance as they allow the library to raise awareness of 
Summer Reading Kick-Off: Brooklyn Public Library’s annual event to promote the the free resources available to better serve the people of Brooklyn.
Summer Reading campaign. Volunteer responsibilities include signing up children and
parents/guardians for Summer Reading and facilitating children’s activities. Event is  Summer Meals: The Summer Food Service Program (Summer Meals) is a federal child
held every June. nutrition program that provides funding for meals and snacks served to children age
18 and younger during the summer. Volunteers responsibilities include the
distribution of lunches; monitoring meal space; and keep a tally of the number of
patrons served. Service is provided June through September at select library locations.

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Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Citizenship Exam Coach
Adult Literacy Tutor After-School Homework Helper
Citizenship Exam Coach Volunteers assist patrons with the
The ability to read, write and to use technology is critical After-School Homework Helper Volunteers work with
process of becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization.
for adults as they pursue their educational, professional small groups of children in grades 1 through 8, providing
Volunteers lead small conversation groups on selected
and personal goals. Volunteer Literacy Tutors who view assistance with homework assignments and projects in
topics such as American history and government, conduct
learning as a continuous, active process, engage small various subjects; from mathematics, English, social
educational and interactive exercises with individuals and
groups of adults learning to read and write. Adult studies and the sciences. Not only do Homework Helpers
groups, promote the use of library resources.
literacy instruction is offered at the BPL Learning help children build confidence in their academic skills,
Centers. This program is supported by the Mayor’s Office provide them with the individualized attention children
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two
of Adult Education and the New York State Education need to succeed in school, but they also introduce our
to three hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
Department. younger patrons to the important educational resources
within public libraries.
Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of 2 two-
hour sessions per week, or 1 three-hour session per week Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of
for a period of at least one year. two to three hours per week, for a period of at least six
months.

English Conversation Group Leader Reading Troubadour Resume Coach
Brooklyn Public Library offers English Part of Brooklyn Public Library’s continuous efforts to The Resume Coach volunteer position is a chance for those
Conversation Groups for English language promote family literacy, the Reading Troubadour with experience in Human Resources, Career Counseling,
learners who wish to practice speaking English program aims to introduce and support the joys and Education, and related fields to provide their specialized skills
in an encouraging and engaging environment. benefits of reading from an early age. Volunteers visit to job seekers throughout Brooklyn. Resume Coaches assist
Volunteers lead these groups by facilitating health care clinics throughout Brooklyn to conduct read patrons with resumes, cover letters and the job application
conversations about topics relevant to the group aloud programs for groups of children and their process. Their expertise and experience are indispensable to
members’ lives, conducting interactive and caregivers, sign children up for library cards, and those searching for employment opportunities.
educational exercises, and promoting library distribute free books. Through this outreach program,
resources for English learners. volunteers introduce local residents to the free books, Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two
materials, programs and services offered at BPL to three hours per week, for a period of at least three months.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum locations across the borough.
commitment of two to three hours per week, for a
period of at least six months. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of
two hours twice a month for a period of at least six
months.

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BUILD

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth

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About BUILD

Each year, more than 500,000
students drop out of high school
and countless others remain
unprepared for the workforce.

BUILD’s mission is to use
entrepreneurship to ignite the
potential of youth from under-
resourced communities and
propel them to high-school,
college & career success.

For more information, contact Miranda Bellizia, Community Engagement56
Manager, mbellizia@build.org
Apply to be a mentor! Showcase, Pitch and Business Plan
Judges
Volunteer as a BUILD mentor. Support high
Visit a BUILD partner school and serve as a
school students in under-resourced
Judge for one of our showcase competitions.
communities as they launch their own
Coach students to improve their product, pitch
businesses. Coach your student team
and presentation skills. The 1st place team
through design ideation, prototyping,
wins a $1000 cash prize, presented at the
pitching to funders, marketing and selling
Youth Business Plan Competition in May.
their final product.
You can also support our students remotely
through our Written Business Plans prepared
Meet with students for an hour, one
by our 9th grade students in BUILD's Intro to
afternoon per week during the school year,
Entrepreneurship class.
in one of our schools in Manhattan,
Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Time Commitment: One day for 3 hours
Timeline: Between January and May,
depending on date of events

For more information, contact Miranda Bellizia, Community Engagement 57
Manager, mbellizia@build.org
Host a Field Trip / Job Shadow Venture Capitalist Advisor
Bring a class of BUILD students to your office, VC advisors serves as the very first investors of
to get them out of the classroom and exposed BUILD teams. They observe teams pitch their
to real world professional experiences. Set up a business ideas "Shark Tank" style, determine the
panel including Q&A session, and an office tour, appropriate funding amount for a chosen
or have students shadow you for a day. business, invest in a student business, and offer
guidance as businesses operate through the year.
Benefits
This investment allows students to launch
-Introduce students to the professional licensed businesses, not just simulations, and
atmosphere and the work you do fully participate in the BUILD program to learn the
-Engage your employees in meaningful skills and knowledge needed to be succeed in
community service that promotes teamwork college and career.

Benefits
- Offer a student team the opportunity to
participate in BUILD by launching and successfully
operating a startup business
- Opportunity to participate as a career panelist,
guest speaker or showcase judge
- Recognition as a VC in student presentations,
showcases and business plans

Customize an engagement
opportunity for your company

BUILD can create a custom-tailored engagement
opportunity for your employees based on your
company's area of expertise. Past engagement
have included job shadow days, financial literacy
workshops, graphic design help, and school
cleanup days. Employees can visit our Incubator
and partner schools, or we can bring students to
your office location.

To learn more, please contain Miranda Bellizia,
Community Engagement Manager at
mbellizia@build.org or 646-542-1647

For more information, contact Miranda Bellizia, Community Engagement58
Manager, mbellizia@build.org
Carter Burden
Network

Focus Area(s): Seniors; Arts & Culture;
Health & Wellness

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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP OVERVIEW

CARTER BURDEN NETWORK

Become a
Corporate Partner
FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES, Carter Burden Network
(CBN) has been leading the way in aging services in New York Our History
City, giving voice to vulnerable seniors who otherwise might The Carter Burden Network (formerly
not be heard, providing innovative services and programs of the known as The Carter Burden Center for
highest quality, and opening our doors to all. the Aging) was established by New York
City Council Member Carter Burden
As a corporate partner, your company can: in 1971. Burden, who represented the
Upper East Side of Manhattan, founded
• Increase brand awareness and community visibility. the center to assist the neighborhood’s

• Make a meaningful, positive difference in the lives of
large number of elderly residents who
were poor, in declining health and
elderly New Yorkers by supporting the Carter Burden isolated.
Network’s programs and services.

We have grown from a single center to
Offer impactful employee engagement activities that a network of programs and locations in
foster camaraderie among staff, either departmentally Manhattan that serves more than 5,000
or company-wide. older New Yorkers every year. We help
a growing number of older people lead
Our Programs richer lives with dignity and support.

We offer a variety of services benefiting seniors throughout
New York City. Carter Burden Network offers many philanthropic
Our Mission
The mission of the Carter Burden
partnership opportunities within our programs that are tailored Network is to promote the well-being
to corporate social responsibility goals and funding priorities: of seniors, 60 and older, through a
continuum of services, advocacy and

SENIOR • Senior centers that provide socialization,
volunteer programs in NYC oriented to
individual, family and community needs.
CENTERS recreation, education and nutrition to elderly We are dedicated to supporting the
efforts of older people to live safely and
NYC residents.
with dignity.
• Case Management and supportive counseling
to seniors. Our Promise
SOCIAL
SERVICES
• Elder Mistreatment & Abuse Prevention
Program.
We will always go above.
You will always belong.

• Resources for caregivers of the elderly.
Become a
• Multi-faceted arts program to keep seniors Corporate Partner
ARTS & active and engaged through creativity, learning
CULTURE new skills and socialization. DONATE ∙ SPONSOR ∙ VOLUNTEER
• Access to participate in cultural events in NYC. Carter Burden Network relies on your
• Carter Burden Gallery: a venue for re-emerging
older professional artists located in Chelsea.
generous support and participation to
continue developing and expanding
programs and services to improve and
HEALTH & • A range of different health workshops that enrich the lives of NYC seniors.

WELLNESS promote wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP OVERVIEW

Become a

© Hechler Photographers
Corporate Partner
Carter Burden Network provides a caring community that
addresses seniors’ unique needs, inspires their creativity and
empowers their sense of purpose and value. Our broad array Each year, the Carter Burden Network
works with hundreds of corporate
of programs and services nourish the mind, body and spirit. volunteers who share in our dedication
We provide opportunities for seniors to form connections to ensuring that older people live safely
that enrich their lives and offer vital resources that support and with dignity.
independence.

How your company can help:
„ DONATIONS
• Make a donation to support the mission of the Carter
Burden Network. Your support will help us expand our
programs and services to seniors 60+.

„ EMPLOYEE GIVING
• Develop a workplace giving program that allows
employees to donate directly to the Carter Burden
Network.
• Make employee donations go even further by offering a
corporate matching program.
Thanks to our wonderful network
of volunteers, we are able to serve
„ SPONSORSHIPS approximately 5,000 seniors every year
• Sponsor a Carter Burden Network special event, program across the borough of Manhattan, with
a significant expansion into East Harlem
or service.
and Roosevelt Island in the past few
• Sponsor our Carter Burden Gallery including customized years.
exhibits and private receptions.
• Sponsor a table or virtual journal ad at our annual Fall
Benefit fundraising gala held in November.

„ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
• Encourage your employees to volunteer at our senior
centers, and at special events including holiday parties. Contact us
• Create a customized company-wide Service Day for For more information on corporate
partnership opportunities, please
your organization held at various Carter Burden centers contact:
encompassing various programs.
Patricia Mays
Director of Development
917.409.1260
maysp@carterburdennetwork.org
carterburdennetwork.org
facebook.com/CarterBurdenNetwork
twitter.com/CBurdenNetwork
instagram.com/carterburdennetwork
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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers
Volunteering at the Carter Burden Network
Volunteers are an integral component of the Carter Burden
Network’s 40+ years of success. We offer a wide variety
of opportunities to meet your organization’s interests.
Opportunities can range from a one-time employee
engagement volunteer activity to a long-term volunteer project,
as well as a customized corporate “Service Day” with multiple The Carter Burden Network prepared
coordinated volunteer activities tailored to your company’s 312,802 meals in 2016. This includes
preferences, either weekdays or weekends. nutritious congregate breakfasts and
lunches at our senior centers as well as
Benefits of Corporate Volunteering meals delivered to the homebound.

Strengthen corporate culture and benefit your community,
no matter the size of your business. Volunteering improves
job satisfaction, encourages team work, promotes leadership
and develops your employees’ skills; all while helping your
community and boosting your company’s corporate social
responsibility public profile.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
• Meal service
• Meal delivery Some corporations that volunteer with

• Class instruction the Carter Burden Network include:
Colgate-Palmolive, Elizabeth Arden,
• Special projects Goldman Sachs, Google, Invesco, JP

• Special events & Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley,
Macquarie Group, and Macy’s, etc.
holidays

„ MEAL SERVICE
Everyday, seniors gather to socialize and enjoy a hot meal. CBN
prides itself on serving restaurant-style meals made in our
own kitchens to our participants. Volunteers work both in the
kitchen and dining room in food preparation, meal distribution
and cleaning capacities.

Meal Service Hours and Locations: Volunteer hours are from
11:00am-1:00pm. Meal Services operates in two locations:
Monday-Friday at the Carter Burden Luncheon Club & Senior
Program on the Upper East Side at 351 East 74th Street, and
Monday-Sunday at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello
Senior Program in East Harlem at 312 East 109th Street.

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Catholic Big
Sisters & Big
Brothers

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth

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Team Approach to Mentoring

www.cbsbb.org I 212 475-3291

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Youth Mentoring has research-based evidence of
both short- & long-term impact on the children and
community served.

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CBSBB’s WORLD OF WORK (W.O.W.) MENTORING PROGRAM

As CBSBB builds on 115 years of expertise in one-to-one community based mentoring, we are piloting a College and
Career readiness site-based initiative. We are calling on businesses to partner with us and local high needs high
schools to prepare and guide the next generation of young minority leaders in the workplace and grow with us as we
expand into site-based one-to-one, group mentoring.

How it works:
• Ten employees who are interested in inspiring and impacting a young person’s life are matched one-on-one
with ten youth from a high-needs high school in your neighborhood.
• Matches meet onsite at the corporation from 4-6 pm on a weekday every other week during the school year.
• A CBSBB Mentoring Program Manager oversees all aspects of the program at the corporation, i.e. mentor
interviews, match supervision, facilitation and supervision of all meetings and the development and
st
implementation of workplace curricula; focusing on 21 century skills – the 4 Cs – necessary in all work
environments: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
• CBSBB identifies a local partner high needs high school who can benefit from the W.O.W. Mentoring Program.
th
CBSBB will work with principals and guidance counselors to identify 10 graders who could benefit from the
program. CBSBB will interview, assess and screen all the students on the high school premises.
Benefits to Corporate Partner:
• Employees feel good knowing that they are impacting the community in which they work, creating greater
loyalty and respect toward their company, employees feel a greater sense of comradery with their co-workers,
employees develop their leadership skills and get a boost from having future leaders in the office.
• CBSBB’s hands on approach to running the program from nuts to bolts on site allows companies/employees
to get involved in the community in which they work and volunteer without impacting their personal schedule
outside of work.
Benefits to Partner School:
• Students will gain additional support and resources during the academic year.
• Students will have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with volunteer mentors who act as friends and
guides, exposing them to a professional work environment, and empowering them to recognize, reach and
achieve their full potential as confident and caring adults.
st
• Students will gain skills focusing on 21 century skills – the 4 Cs – necessary in all work environments:
communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
• To ease participation a CBSBB Program Manager will conduct all interviews with students onsite.
Benefits to CBSBB:
 Introduces CBSBB to volunteers who may not otherwise have the time to devote to a young person in the
community based model.
 Provides an avenue for corporate partnerships
Company investment:
• $20,000 ($2,000 per match) -10 matches
• Space for mentoring activities
• Snacks

For more information about how you can become a corporate partner,
please contact Vidhya Kelly at vkelly@cbsbb.org.

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Center for
Independence
of the Disabled
(CIDNY)

Focus Area(s): People with Disabilities;
Seniors

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for New York City at CIDNY

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program
dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the
Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care
Ombudsman.

New York State has chosen CIDNY- Center for the Independence of the
Disabled, NY http://www.cidny.org/ to manage the Long Term Care Ombudsman
(LTC) program for New York City because of our years of experience advocating for the
rights of people with disabilities.

The LTC Ombudsman Program is an advocate and resource for persons who reside in
long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living and adult care facilities.
Ombudsmen help residents and their families understand and exercise their rights to
compassionate care and a good quality of life. The program advocates for residents at
both the individual and systems levels.

After an initial interview and tour of a facility (tour at another time), you will need to
complete certification training to become a “Certified Ombudsman”. Please note: the
training will take a total of 42 hours. The certification training is scheduled a few times
a year.

For more information: Ctrl-Click on the link below

http://www.ltcombudsman.ny.gov/Volunteers/Volunteers.cfm

It will take you to the State Long Term Care Ombudsman website. Under the Resources
for Volunteers heading, click on the Training Manual.

Also, feel free to browse around on the site. This will be a regular stopping place for
you in your work as Ombudsperson.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer certified ombudsman please contact Mary
Jane Wolper at mwolper@cidny.org .

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Change for Kids

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth

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Children’s Aid

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth; Health
& Wellness

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OVERVIEW
Children’s Aid helps children in targeted, under-resourced neighborhoods of New York City to succeed and thrive, rooted in the
belief that all children have limitless potential. It is unacceptable that in New York, a city of historic opportunity, so many of our
children face serious barriers to realizing their own promise.
• 1 in 3 New York City children lives in poverty
• 1 in 7 New York City elementary school children will experience homelessness
• Half of the city’s low-income students do not graduate from high school on time
• Nearly 9,000 children in our boroughs are in foster care

Poverty is extraordinarily complex and simply cannot be overcome with one service or program at a single point in time.
At Children’s Aid, we are on a mission to connect young people and their families with the tools they need to learn, grow,
and become leaders of their own lives – every step of the way – from cradle through college. We do this by:

LEARN: Supporting academic achievement and providing social-emotional supports to ensure children and youth are
equipped with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.
GROW: Providing comprehensive health care to children and youth to ensure a lifetime of health and wellness.
LEAD: Offering services that ensure children and youth have strong, stable families so they grow to be leaders of their
own lives and communities.

Today, Children’s Aid’s more than 2,000 staff members deliver 150 programs across 40+ locations that achieve these aims,
serving nearly 50,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families each year.

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY: COMPANY AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Since 1853, Children’s Aid has worked alongside businesses of all sizes and sectors to support the success of New York City’s
communities—communities where we live, work, and raise our families. Children’s Aid welcomes the opportunity to explore
a collaboration with you and/or your company, and we have outlined avenues to engage below.

SPONSOR OR JOIN AN EVENT
Each year, Children’s Aid hosts several major events, which celebrate and support our partnerships and collective impact.
We welcome you to join us for one of these events as an attendee and/or sponsor. A sponsorship provides your company
with the opportunity to elevate its leadership and brand among your peers and future workforce, while offering valuable
networking experiences. Our events include:

An Annual Golf Classic at Baltusrol Golf Running the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon An Annual Keeping the Promise Benefit
Club in New Jersey (May 14, 2018) with Team Children’s Aid (Enroll Winter 2018; (Fall 2018)
Race November 4)
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SUPPORT OUR 150 CRADLE-THROUGH-COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
• D
 onate and Match Your Gift: Every dollar makes a difference, and matching your gift will double or even triple your
impact supporting children and families living in poverty. Children’s Aid welcomes the opportunity to work with you
and/or your company to facilitate the processing of matching gifts.

• P
 articipate in #GivingTuesday: #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving meant to elevate the important work of
nonprofits. We welcome the opportunity to partner with your company to facilitate a #GivingTuesday campaign.

• H
 ost a Workplace Fundraiser: Children’s Aid partners with teams of employees at companies to host workplace
fundraisers. Fundraisers can range from a Friday jeans day to a basketball tournament. Teams make donations and
raise funds, and, when possible, have their company match their donations.

VOLUNTEER IN SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITIES
Children’s Aid is able to organize a plethora of volunteer opportunities, from direct support for our youth through activities
such as tutoring to improving our facilities through beautification projects. We look forward to developing meaningful projects
for your team, which could include:

Facilitating a Back-to-School Backpack or Holiday Toy Drive:
Help us ensure our young people have the resources they need to
succeed and be happy. This could include hosting a back-to-school or
college care package drive, or spreading good cheer at the holidays by
facilitating a toy drive.

Chaperoning a Field Trip:
Venture on an exciting field trip with young people helping them step
away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Whether pumpkin
picking or visiting a museum, enjoy a day of fun and learning.

Beautify a Site:
Engage in a site-beautification project, ensuring each of Children’s Aid’s
sites are warm, welcoming places. This could include a mural painting,
garden build-out, or summer camp revitalization.

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AREA OF ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL- HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
FOCUS EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Ensuring children and youth are Providing children and youth Ensuring children and youth have
equipped with the tools they need with high-quality services and strong, stable families so they
to succeed in school and in life. education to ensure a lifetime grow to be leaders of their own
of health and wellness. lives and communities.

Category EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FAMILY SUPPORTS

Program • After-School Programs • Behavioral Health Services • Domestic Violence Support
• Community Schools and Counseling • Family Stabilization Services
• Deaf and Hard of Hearing • Dental Services • Foster Care
Program • Health Care Management • Foster Parenting
• Early Childhood • Medical Services • Parent Engagement Programs
• Foster Care Educational Services • Respite Camp • Parent Sex Education
• High School Equivalency • School-Based Health Clinics
• Mentoring • Substance Abuse Services
• Victim Services

Category SUMMER ENRICHMENT FAMILY PLANNING COMMUNITY BUILDING

Program • Summer Camp • Pregnancy Prevention • Empire State Poverty
• Summer Youth Employment and Family Planning Reduction Initiative
Program (SYEP) • Sex Education and Counseling • National Center for
• Wagon Road Camp Community Schools
• Alvin Ailey Camp • South Bronx Rising Together

Category COLLEGE AND FITNESS AND ADVOCACY AND
CAREER READINESS RECREATION PUBLIC POLICY

Program • College Access and Success • Athletics and Team Sports • Coalition Building
• Job Readiness • Creative Arts and Dance • Fostering Youth Success Alliance
• Next Generation Center • Legislative and Budget Advocacy
• Youth Employment

Category NUTRITION VOLUNTEERISM AND GIVING

Program • Eat Smart New York • Associates Council
• Food Justice • Corporate Engagement
• Fresh Food Access Programs • Scholarship Programs
• Gardening
• Go!Healthy
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Citizen Schools

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth

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NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY
APPRENTICESHIPS
Hands-on Education, Taught By Experts
What is Citizen Schools?
Citizen Schools is a non-profit organization LEGO ROBOTICS
that partners with public middle schools in Taught by volunteers from
Google
underserved communities to expand the
learning day. Through apprenticeship Students build their own robots
classes, we provide students with learning and compete in teams to show
off their capabilities
experiences that make academic
concepts relevant to real world careers.
LEAN IN
What is an apprenticeship? Taught by volunteers from
Facebook
 Over the course of ten weeks, volunteer
professionals meet weekly with middle Students learn about female
school students to lead hands-on empowerment and how to
address the challenges women
courses in their areas of expertise. face
 Apprenticeships turn students into young
scientists, architects, lawyers,
entrepreneurs, writers, and more!
VACATION AROUND
 Apprenticeships culminate in a WOW!
THE WORLD
Taught by volunteers from
event that showcases student work
PwC
before an authentic audience.
Students learn about different
countries and cultures and
How can you make a difference? create their own travel guides

Independent studies show that students
who participate in Citizen Schools: SHARK TANK
 Gain five additional months of English Taught by volunteers from
Fidelity
Language Arts and three additional
months of Math learning per year Students create and advertise a
 Have a 20% higher rate of college unique product, then pitch to
investment “sharks”
graduation than similar students

Join a movement of 2,300 volunteers who
have taught over 1,000 apprenticeships Apprenticeships at a glance:
and impacted more than 6,300 students in  Lead ten weekly lessons, 85 minutes each
the New York City community!  Teach in teams with your colleagues

 Plan with your Citizen Schools co-teacher, who is in the
Contact: classroom with you every step of the way
Kanika Srinivasan
Director of External Engagement
 Receive comprehensive trainings that prepare you to
212.785.2865 teach middle school students
kanikasrinivasan@citizenschools.org
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 Use a pre-written curriculum
Citizen Schools 8th Grade Academy

Citizen Schools expands the learning day by three hours for low-income middle school students
in public schools across the country, providing targeted academic support, homework help and
hands-on learning opportunities. The expanded learning day focus is a way of "changing from
within" the existing public school infrastructure. And it works! Citizen Schools’ students graduate
from high school and college at a 20 percent higher rate than their matched peers.

Students need a broad foundation of academic skills, non-cognitive skills, and knowledge about
how to navigate educational institutions in order to enter and succeed in college. One part of
the Citizen Schools model is its 8th Grade Academy program (8GA), which is designed to build
this foundation of college readiness for 8th grade students in New York City. In this crucial year –
when students apply to and select a high school from among the city’s vast range of options –
8GA reinforces core academic skills, develops character strengths, and fosters positive mentor
and peer relationships through its writing coach volunteer program.

The Writing Coach Program
8GA Volunteer Writing Coaches have the unique opportunity to mentor aspiring high school
students and influence their academic choices through sharing personal narratives and career
experiences. In addition, writing coaches will be able to critique student writing and support
students in polishing their written communication. Each tutor will be matched with one student
working collectively with the group as well as one-on-one. Citizen Schools’ teaching staff will
support the 8GA Program by working with students to conduct research as well as engaging
them in both the informational and creative writing process. Students will arrive at the partner
organization offices ready to share their drafts and be open to their mentor’s review and
feedback.

Timing: A year-long commitment spanning from September to May
Volunteer Commitment: 60 minute session 2 times/month (15 sessions total)
Location: Office of the partner organization (School staff will escort students to and from your
location)
Topics/Units:
 Unit 1 Narrative Writing
Students write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective
technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. For their end of
unit project, students write a memoir about a defining moment in their lives.
 Unit 2 Informative Writing
Students write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts,
and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. For their
end of unit project, students select one high school to research and write a report that
includes data around graduation rates and acceptance of graduates into 4-year colleges.
 Unit 3 Persuasive Writing
Students write argument essays to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
For their end of unit project, students write an essay that identifies a real issue plaguing their
community and describing a solution to combat the issue.
 Unit 4 Preparation of Bridging Magazine
Students select a previously written essay and prepare it to ensure it is ready to be published
in the Bridging Magazine.

Role models who are career professionals are a limited resource for our students. By
committing just one hour twice each month, you will fill this void and play an active role
in closing the opportunity gap.

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City Harvest

Focus Area(s): Hunger & Food
Insecurity; Environmental Stewardship

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Corporate Group
Volunteering
City Harvest’s corporate volunteering opportunities give
participants on-the-ground experience fighting hunger in
New York City. Through these team-building activities, you can
engage employees or clients, while giving back to the communities
where you do business. Whether working as a large group or with
just a few colleagues, there are many ways to make a significant
impact by participating in any of the programs below.
Mobile Markets
Distribute thousands of pounds of fresh produce in an open-air, farmers
market setting to hundreds of families in need.

Greenmarket Rescues
Collect fresh fruits, veggies, and additional food that would otherwise go to
waste, from local farmers at a greenmarket.

Food Repacks
Sort bulk food donations into smaller, family-sized portions that can be easily
distributed to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the five boroughs.

Food Show Rescues
Rescue excess food at the end of a food show for our fleet of trucks to deliver
to soup kitchens and food pantries.
No. of Suggested
Opportunity Frequency Hours Locations
Participants Sponsorship
Northwest Queens; South
Nine Locations,
Bronx; North Shore of
Twice Monthly,
Mobile 8:45AM – Staten Island; Bed-Stuy,
Weekdays and 5 – 15 $3,000
Markets 12:00PM Brooklyn; Washington
Saturdays
Heights/Inwood,
Available
Manhattan
Greenmarket Wed, Sat 5:15PM –
5 – 12 Union Square, Manhattan $3,000
Rescues (June- Dec) 7:30PM
1:00PM –
Mon, Tue, or Our Food Rescue Facility
4:00PM,
Food Repacks Wed, by 30 – 50 50-01 2nd Street, $10,000
Some
appointment Long Island City, Queens
flexibility
Complimentary
Food Show Multiple times Varies by benefit offered
5 – 20 Varies by event
Rescues per year event to existing
sponsors

For more information or to sign up, visit
cityharvest.org/volunteer/volunteer-groups
or contact Victoria Liu, Senior Manager,
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City Rocks

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Sports & Recreation

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CITY ROCKS
Corporate Volunteer
Opportunities

One Day Rock Climbing Full School Year
Mentorship One-to-One Mentorship
Students from partnering Title 1 Volunteer employees are matched
NYC High Schools are matched with a high school mentee in
one-to-one with volunteer September and meet after work or on
employees for a three to four-hour weekends for 4 hours per month for a
program that includes, ice- school year. Mentors work with their
breakers, rock climbing instruction, mentees on personal goals related to
‘learn the ropes’ class, and mentor- climbing, academics, and college and
mentee climbing. Volunteers career. Mentors complete a training
receive a free day pass for future and background check* and can join
visits to BKB. a spring outdoor climbing trip.
No prior climbing experience necessary for participation. *City Rocks is designed and implemented in accordance with
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evidence-based, Elements of Effective Mentoring Practices established by the National Mentoring Partnership mentoring.org
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Donation and Sponsorship Levels

One Day Rock Climbing Mentorship
$200 per mentor / mentee pair
Full School Year Mentorship
$1,500 per mentor / mentee pair

Sponsor a spring outdoor climbing
$6,000 trip to the Shawangunk Mountains

Sponsor one of our high school
$10,000 partners for a year

All programming takes place at
Brooklyn Boulders Climbing facilities
in Gowanus, Brooklyn or
Queensbridge / LIC, Queens.
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THANK YOU !
YOU!
To learn more about Corporate volunteer
opportunities or other ways to get involved LEARN MORE:
with City Rocks, please contact: www.bkbf.org/cityrocks
Dave Owen, Program Director
MAKE A DONATION:
646-242-6592
www.bkbf.org
cityrocks@bkbf.org

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City Year New
York

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Children
& Youth; Environmental Stewardship;
Pro-bono / Skills-Based Volunteering;
Sports & Recreation

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NEW YORK CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

SERVICE MENU
Since 2003, City Year New York (CYNY) has mobilize more than 400,000 corporate volunteers to
improve the spaces where children grow and learn. CYNY organizes service days each year that foster
employee loyalty, enhance teamwork and build skills while deepening corporate brand recognition in
key communities. Examples include revitalizing a public school building, community center, or park to
enhance the quality of life for residents and students. Below is a sampling of our current service menu
to provide examples of previous service projects. This is only a small snapshot of what we are able to
accomplish through the power of service. All service days are customized to fulfill the needs of the
community partner and meet the philanthropic goals of the corporate sponsor.

LITERACY

Reading Kits Book Cover Panels Murals Bookshelves

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

College Pennants Mini Lessons Murals Resume Editing

ENVIRONMENTALISM

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Garden Work Plant Jars Murals Garden Beds, Tables, &
Benches
STEM & SPORTS

STEM Murals Mini Lessons Sports Murals Playground Graphics

COMMUNITY & DIVERSITY

Maps Care Packages Murals Flags

SOCIAL AWARENESS

Care Packages Inspirational Quotes Murals Wellness Projects

SCHOOL CULTURE & SUPPORT

School Signs De-Stress Test Kits Murals Kindness Jars
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CITY YEAR NEW YORK PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
City Year New York (CYNY) is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for low-income youth in four of
New York City's poorest communities. Through our in-school and afterschool programs, full-time AmeriCorps
Members (young leaders between the ages of 17 to 24) work to keep students in school and on track to high
school graduation. AmeriCorps Members offer tutoring, mentoring, social support, and engaging activities to
improve attendance, behavior, course performance, and civic involvement among elementary, middle, and high
school youth in New York City public schools. By addressing the root causes of the high school dropout crisis at
an early age, we aim to boost academic achievement and self-confidence, preparing more of New York's children
for success.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
DESIGN YOUR OWN SPONSORSHIP $10,000+
City Year prides itself on building mutually beneficial relationships with our private sector partners. We work with
each of our partners to craft engagement opportunities that provide alignment with their personal and
organizational priorities and culture. We are a nonprofit that sees the value in thinking outside the box and would
love to work with you to find the greatest synergy between our two organizations.

SERVICE DAYS

MLK DAY SPONSORSHIP $5,000-$50,000
While much of the country sees January 16, 2017 as a ‘day off’, we engage the New York City community in a ‘day
on’. MLK Day is an opportunity for volunteers to share their passion for and commitment to community service.
For more than a decade, City Year has implemented a large scale service day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. in underserved New York neighborhoods. We bring together community members, elected officials, and
business leaders to transform a local school or community center. In prior years, we’ve engaged Mayor Michael
Bloomberg, Chancellor Carmen Farina and Jack Lew (Secretary of the United States Treasury) as inspirational
speakers. Sponsorship opportunities vary by the number of volunteers you would like to engage.

EARTH DAY SPONSORSHIP $5,000-$10,000
On Earth Day, April 2017, we invite you to bring your families and/or employees out of the office to make a
dramatic impact on New York City’s natural environment. This is a prime opportunity for companies seeking
employee engagement activities focused on the environment. Sponsorship packages vary by the number of
volunteers you would like to engage.

SERVE WITH CITY YEAR SPONSORSHIP $5,000-$20,000
Join us at our annual Serve with City Year (SWCY) service event every fall, uniting companies in community
service that will have a visible impact on a high-need NYC community while getting to know City Year and our
mission. SWCY provides prime teambuilding opportunities for employees while engaging in City Year’s traditional
transformative service projects, including mural painting and builds. Sponsorship packages vary by the number of
volunteers you would like to engage.

TRANSFORMATIVE SERVICE DAY $10,000 - $100,000
Engage between 50 - 500 employees in one large-scale customized community service event that will make a
significant difference to one high-need New York City community where employees and customers live and work.
CYNY organizes service days each year that foster employee loyalty, enhance teamwork and build skills while
deepening corporate brand recognition in key communities. Examples include revitalizing a public school building,
community center, or park to enhance the quality of life for residents and students.

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Common Impact

Focus Area(s): Pro-bono / Skills-Based
Volunteering

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Common Impact unlocks your company’s most
strategic asset — your people —
through skills-based volunteering programs that
transform nonprofits and inspire employees

Strengthen your company, your employees and society

Leadership Development Employee Engagement

of our volunteers 70% of U.S. employees

96% consider skills-based
volunteering a
valuable professional
are disengaged or
actively disengaged.
Our programs increase
development the number of inspired
experience employees at your
company.
Social Impact

The average nonprofit invests 2% of its total
budget on infrastructure, compared to upwards
$27 $175
of 35% by companies. Skills-based volunteer- Value of a hands on Value of a skills-based
ing leverages time and talent to close the gap. volunteering hour volunteering hour

Employee Skills-Based Education
Engagement Program and
Design Management Training
OUR SERVICES

Day of Service Team Consulting Board Service Coaching Sabbatical

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Our Corporate Services

What Sets Common Impact’s Programming Apart? We Specialize in:
 Employee Engagement and Retention: Higher employee engagement rates

 Talent Development: Experience-based leadership and functional skill development

 Recruitment: Response to current workforce demands for purpose-driven work

 Social Impact: Amplified philanthropic impact of employee time

 A La Carte Approach: A la carte approach to service delivery, allowing you to select the
services that best fit your needs

Our Corporate Services:

Employee Engagement Design:

 Design and develop community-based employee engagement programs based on your
company’s core competencies and talent development initiatives.

 Expand opportunities for current employees to participate in skills-based volunteering.

 Implement and evaluate programs to define success and key areas for future growth.

 Seed potential for long term relationships between your employees and local nonprofit
organizations.

Skills-Based Program Management:

 Source high potential nonprofits who are ready to engage in skills-based opportunities.

 Tightly scope projects that match employees’ identified skill sets and tackle your nonprofit partners’
core organizational challenges.

 Orient employees to skills-based volunteering and the nonprofit sector.

 Manage projects from conception to completion through high touch engagement to ensure a
successful experience of your employees and nonprofit partners.

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Education and Training:
 Educate corporate partners on innovative trends in employee engagement and skills-based
volunteering through research and thought leadership.
 Increase exposure of your volunteer programs to broader networks through regional and
national event presence.
 Build your company's internal ability to develop, implement and evaluate skills-based volunteer
programs through corporate training and tool development.

Skills-Based Program Models Model Description

4-8 hours of consulting conducted in a single day, which can
include strategy or business consulting, assessment of a
Flash Consulting nonprofit’s current state, or the development of a well-defined
deliverable. This model is team-based and typically includes
5-7 employees.

6 weeks – 6 months of project consulting and / or deliverable
development; largely virtual and built into the employee
workday. Teams of employees’ (typically between 5-8
Project Based individuals) progress on a well-defined nonprofit challenge. The
challenge is scoped to align to their skill set and to develop
specific leadership and functional competencies over the
course of their work.

Mid-career to senior level executive serving long term on a
Board Service nonprofit Board of Directors.

A mid-level to senior level executive providing strategic
Coaching guidance on a strategic or an early-stage challenge for a
nonprofit client.

An immersion experience where an individual or team of
Sabbatical employees work full time on a nonprofit or social challenge.
Typical duration can span from 6 weeks to 1 year.

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Comprehensive
Development,
Inc. (CDI)

Focus Area(s): Mentoring; Children &
Youth

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Empowering New York City youth to create rewarding futures

Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) partners with NYC public high schools to prepare young
adults, ages 14-24, to secure a successful future for themselves and their families. Through this
partnership, our students develop the capability to graduate from high school and make
informed decisions on higher education and careers.

Our students come from all five boroughs of the city and from around the world. Many are the
first in their families to navigate higher education or training beyond high school.
They are motivated and eager to learn — particularly from you!

Inspire, Mentor, and Prepare
Across industries and backgrounds, volunteers play a vital role in
transforming students’ lives and exposing them to new
possibilities. On your own or with a corporate group,
here’s how you can help:
Give a workplace tour
Join a career panel
Become a guest speaker
Tutor or provide homework help
Guide students through a college or career fair
Build college and career skills through:
College essay editing
Mock interviews
Financial literacy
And more!

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We’d love to hear from you and work together to create a
meaningful experience. CDI staff accompanies students and
provides all the support needed from materials to a step-by-
step volunteer guide. We’ll even come to you, or you can visit
us at one of our partner schools all conveniently located in
lower Manhattan.

Contact andreelockwood@cdi-ny.org to get started!

Students have learned from past visits to:
“I’ve never done an event like this, but It
AOL, Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Beth Israel Nursing
exceeded my expectations! I only hope
School, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Google, McGraw
it was as rewarding and beneficial for
Hill, NASDAQ, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases,
the students and that they walked away
UncommonGoods and more.
feeling as good as I do right now.” —
Tanju Degirmencioglu, a Director at Credit
Suisse and essay editing volunteer

“The essay editing event taught me to be
comfortable sharing my personal expe-
riences with a complete stranger. I met
with an amazing woman who gave me
constructive feedback. Now, I’m much
more confident with my final piece” —
Hayley Starks, HPHS Class of 2018

Learn more about CDI at cdi-ny.org

CDI Career Academy at
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Community College
Creative
Connections

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth

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Creative Connections empowers youth
to achieve their college and career dreams.
www.creativeconnections.nyc

Dynamic, proven-effective,
RESEARCH-BASED CURRICULA

Creative Connections works Custom-designed in-school and out of
with K-12 schools to support school time PROGRAMS and
students through pivotal COLLEGE AND CAREER TRIPS
transitions into middle school,
high school and college. COACHING AND MENTORING
by caring, professional, and culturally
competent staff

OUR IMPACT

Increased application rate: Of the students we coached through the college
application process, 96% were accepted.

Increased attendance: In one school, as a result of our Attendance Improvement Program,
73% of the students we worked with are no longer chronically absent.

Improved quality review: School administration cited our programs as the reason for their
increased Quality Review scores in the area of College & Career Readiness.

Highly successful scholarship applications: In the most recent academic year, our Success
Coaches helped students secure over $400,000 in college scholarships for students and
families.

Direct student impact: During the 2014-15 school year, Creative Connections reached over
3,300 students through our Connections Programs.

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Our Programs

OUR MISSION: EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR COLLEGE AND CAREER DREAMS.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS 1 (CC1): CC1 is a beginner’s exploration of college process. CC1 helps students
identify the initial steps in planning for their educational future.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS 2 (CC2): CC2 is a detailed exploration of the college application process. It is
designed to help 11th and 12th grade students apply to colleges and secure loans and scholarships.

CAREER CONNECTIONS (CC): CC guides students through activities and experiences that help them
explore what their strengths and passions are, and how they connect to an exciting career choice.

HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS (HSC): HSC is a middle school program that supports students’
educational goals by helping them navigate the difficult path of choosing the high school that is right for them.

TEEN ENTREPRENEUR CONNECTIONS (TEC): TEC introduces students to the exciting world of the
entrepreneur, by having students create and run their own small business.

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE FUTURE CONNECTIONS (EFC / MFC): EFC & MFC engage students through
interactive activities that are designed to give them a practical insight into careers while learning how to create
a vision for their future.

FINANCIAL CONNECTIONS (FC): FC is a middle and high school program that addresses the fundamentals
of basic personal financial planning and money management.

ART CONNECTIONS (AC): AC introduces students to the exciting world of art, and connects them to
possible future careers.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: Goal oriented, interactive workshops centered around
goal setting, team building, managing change, developing leaders, and more.

PARENT WORKSHOPS: Parents will learn about financial aid, the college process, and more.

SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS: A series of dynamic workshops designed to help your school get and

For more information on bringing these programs to your school
contact Earl Hagan at (646) 241-6622 or email earl@creativeconnections.nyc
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Dancewave

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture, Children
& Youth; Pro-bono / Skills-based
Volunteering

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Dancewave
AT A GLANCE….

OUR MISSION
Dancewave provides all NYC youth
access to a supportive dance OUR PROGRAMS
experience that embraces and
encourages individuality and equips School at Dancewave
students with the life skills to unlock Supportive dance classes for students
their full potential as people and of all ages, skill levels and abilities at
community members.
the Dancewave Center.

OUR VISION Dancewave Company
Dancewave envisions a world Rigorous pre-professional dance and
where, through access to the dance mentorship program for youth ages
experience, youth become 7-18. Includes 7 youth ensembles,
empowered individuals who renowned choreographers and premier
contribute to the fabric of their performance opportunities.

communities…and beyond.

Dancing Through College and
OUR RESULTS: 2016-2017 Beyond
• 4,000 youth served every year
A free, dance specific college fair for
• $50,695 in scholarships awarded high schools students featuring 45
to 53 students in need of financial colleges from across the nation,
assistance
discussion panels, movement classes,
• 100% college acceptance rate for auditions and scholarship
Dancewave Company graduates
opportunities!

• 40 D-Wave in Motion residencies
in 30 NYC public schools. D-Wave in Motion
Bringing dance residencies and master
DANCEWAVE classes to NYC public schools, this arts
45 4th Avenue education outreach program reaches
Brooklyn NY 11217 3,000 youth in underserved
info@dancewave.org communities annually.

dancewave.org
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DANCEWAVE
45 4th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217
info@dancewave.org
dancewave.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTlUNITIES

Volunteer opportunities with Dancewave are available year round and include event
support, administrative assistance, and skill-based projects.

For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities with Dancewave
email: development@dancewave.org

BOARD SERVICE

Dancewave seeks passionate individuals to join our Board of Directors.
Dancewave’s Board of Directors represents a broad cross-section of business,
professional, and community leaders. Each Director embraces our mission and is
committed to providing policy parameters and guidelines for the operation of the
organization, including ensuring strong financial management and oversight,
essential offering of ideas, guidance, and expertise, and financial resources and
vitality. The ideal Dancewave Board candidate holds a deep belief in the power of
dance and arts education, as well as a connection to Brooklyn or New York City as a
whole.

For more information about Board Service, email: diane@dancewave.org

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DOROT

Focus Area(s): Seniors; Pro-bono /
Skills-based Volunteering

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CORPORATE
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

“The best part about my day at DOROT was
being able to solve the technological issues
the seniors have been facing for far too long.
While we were working together, I also got
to hear some of their incredible life stories.”

“Our time spent at DOROT opened
my eyes to the challenges older
New Yorkers face every day.”

Photo by Alan Awakim

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DOROT
Our Mission:
DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them
live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider
community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders,
volunteers and professionals. Our work provides an effective model for others.

2016-17 BY THE NUMBERS

16 247 7,725 +50,000
Corporate Corporate Total Volunteers Total Volunteer
Volunteer Events Volunteers Engaged Hours of Service

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
DOROT is committed to involving organizations of all sizes in corporate volunteer
opportunities. Some of our most popular volunteer opportunities are listed below. We
welcome questions and can craft volunteering events around the needs of your organization.

• Host Dinner for DOROT’s Homelessness Prevention Program: Prepare a catered dinner
for and dine with 40 residents of DOROT’s transitional housing residence for homeless
seniors. 10-12 volunteers.

• Museum Trip and Cultural Explorations: Accompany older adults on a docent-guided visit
to a local museum, such as the MOMA or Whitney. 10-30 volunteers.

• Participate in a DOROT Package Delivery: Share a friendly visit and deliver food
packages. 10-30 volunteers are welcome at any of the deliveries we host each year.

• Senior Prom at DOROT: Host a “prom” for DOROT seniors. Enjoy food, music, and
dancing. 15-30 volunteers.

• Game Day: Play board games with older adults. Up to 30 volunteers.

• Card Making: Create hand-crafted birthday cards for older adults. 10+ volunteers.

• Participate in an all-Senior Chorus: Sing traditional show tunes with DOROT’s all-senior
chorus, Kol DOROT. Up to 30 volunteers.

• Skill-Based Volunteering: DOROT welcomes volunteers looking to share their skills.

• Tech Tutors: Spend time helping older adults to better utilize their technology devices.

171 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
212.769.2850
www.dorotusa.org
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DREAM

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Sports & Recreation

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DREAM is a 26-year-old community organization that serves more than 2,200 youth in East
Harlem, the South Bronx, and Newark. In 1991, DREAM was founded when volunteers
transformed a garbage-strewn lot into a baseball diamond. Since then, the organization has
expanded to provide comprehensive after-school and summer programs that includes
tutoring, academic support, literacy help, and college and career readiness programming.

In 2008, we opened DREAM Charter School to make a deeper impact in East Harlem.
Together, we serve our communities and our youth with the singular mission of empowering
them to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

Volunteer Opportunities
COACH
Serve as a role model for our youth. Become a baseball or softball coach this spring.
Commitment: Twice per week from March through early August for middle and high
school. Six Saturdays in July and August for tee-ball league.

TUTOR
Empower young minds by becoming a tutor in our after-school program.
Commitment: Once per week, for a minimum of 3 months.

MENTOR
Mentor an NYC-based college student during their freshman year.
Commitment: One year.
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Corporate Volunteer
CHARTER SCHOOL

Engagements
MOCK INTERVIEWS
Join sessions for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to practice and refine their
interview skills in preparation for high school entrance interviews.

COLLEGE APPLICATION PREP
Work one-on-one with our 12th graders to assist them with their college
applications.

RESUMÉ & SUMMER JOB APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Assist our 9th and 10th graders with creating and revising resumés and
applying for summer employment opportunities.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READ-A-LOUD WORKSHOPS
Read one of your favorite childhood books to a class and participate in small
group literacy workshops guided by the teachers.

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Rally your employees to get outside and get competitive by playing a softball
tournament in Central Park, all to benefit a great cause, DREAM!

OFFICE TOURS & CAREER PANELS
Host DREAM middle schoolers at your office during the February school
break for an office tour and career panel with your employees.

TEAMBUILDING & COACHING ASSISTANTS
Come to our Field of Dreams for a unique teambuilding experience hosted by
our Director of Athletics, Health, and Wellness in the summer and then help
coach our elementary school teams during afternoon games.
Contact Colleen Doran at cdoran@wearedream.org or visit wearedream.org.

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Earth Matter

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Compost Learning Center on Governors Island

Group Volunteer
Opportunities

Looking for a sustainable, hands-on volunteer experience to give back to
the community and make a difference? Join us for a Corporate Work Day!
Work with our team and assist with special construction projects,
maintenance, gardening, and other activities. We accept a limited
number of groups per year.
Sample Projects
Construction Projects
Gardening
We have several “wish list” construction projects
To help demonstrate the “close-loop” cycle, we have a
including building benches for outdoor seating,
garden that uses our compost to aid with soil health.
building a compost-sifting table where multiple
We need help creating “lasagna compost beds”,
people can participate, and many more!
planting, transplanting, building a trellis for a vertical
garden, and weeding.
Repair and Maintenance
While we have several new projects to complete,
Other Projects
we can always use help with repairs including
This is a small sampling of what we have, but new
mending compost bins and picnic tables, creating
compost-related projects are always on the horizon.
signage, and scraping paint or painting new coats.

For all projects, volunteers may use handheld tools
including shovels, rakes, electric screw drivers (project-
dependent), etc. to help build various items.
Group Information
We can work with groups up to 30 people and will create a work day based on the skillset and comfort of
volunteers provided. Tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated.
Contact kim@earthmatter.org to get involved!

The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills,
and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. The project is funded and managed by the
NYC Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.
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Education
Alliance

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth; Health
& Wellness; Hunger & Food Insecurity;
Seniors

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Volunteer Opportunities

MISSION AND OVERVIEW
Educational Alliance, a 128-year-old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization that provides high
quality services to over 50,000 New Yorkers a year. From our beginnings as a place for Jewish immigrants to learn
how to acclimate to the United States, we serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they
come from, or their socioeconomic status. Our 38 programs in 17 sites offer youth development initiatives,
health and wellness activities, older adult services, drug addiction and prevention interventions and arts and
cultural programming. We believe in empowering New Yorkers to maximize their potential, expand their
opportunities and realize their own American Dreams.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 HEAD START
Educational Alliance’s Head Start program offers a high quality educational experience to low income children
(ages 3-4) on the Lower East Side and in the East Village. Our Head Start program provides academics as well as
opportunities for children to express and develop their creativity, learn about health and wellness, and explore
their communities. Families also receive assistance with employment and social services through The College
Access and Success Program, the first two-generation program of its kind in New York City. Volunteers can come
and work with Head Start students on special activities and events that the volunteers themselves create and
sponsor in partnership with program staff! Volunteer groups can develop and manage these special programs as
a way to form connections with students that reflect each group’s individual interests while aligning with
program needs.
Dates and Times: Weekdays, 9:30am – 11:30am; 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Locations:
 PS 64 (600 East 6th Street)
 PS 142 (100 Attorney Street)
 PS 188 (442 East Houston Street)
 Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway)  preferred site
 Lillian Wald Houses (34 Avenue D)
Volunteers needed: number flexible (volunteers must be 10 years +)

 AFTER SCHOOL
Educational Alliance’s Afterschool Programs on the Lower East Side and East Village provide nearly 2,000 youth,
ages five through eighteen, a safe place to go during after school hours, including school holidays and summers.
Activities are based on Boys & Girls Clubs of America's nationally recognized program and complement what
students are learning in school. Classes and events focus on pivotal youth issues like education, leadership
development, careers, the arts, health and nutrition, the fight against obesity, and alcohol/drug, pregnancy and
gang prevention. Volunteers are welcome to collaborate with program staff to create and sponsor special days
and activities for the children that support the goals of the after school program, as well as complement the
interests of the volunteers participating.
Dates and Times: Weekdays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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Locations:
 PS 64 (600 East 6th Street)  grades K-5
 PS/MS 140 (123 Ridge Street) grades K-8
 PS 142 (100 Attorney Street)  grades K-5
 PS/MS 188 (442 East Houston Street)  grades K-8
 School of the Future (127 East 22nd Street)  grades 6-8
 Tompkins Square Middle School (600 East 6th Street)  grades 6-8
 Edgies Teen Center at Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway)  grades 9-12
Volunteers needed: number flexible (volunteers must be 21 years +)

 CENTER FOR RECOVERY AND WELLNESS
Our Center for Recovery and Wellness is a community center serving individuals and families facing substance
use disorders. We offer a holistic approach to addiction from prevention to formal treatment, recovery services,
and wellness programming. The first of its kind in New York City, the Center offers traditional programming
(outpatient and residential treatment, prevention services, vocational programming) as well as expanded
programming for families, community members, people in recovery, and professionals in the field. Potential
volunteer opportunities include practice networking, mock interviewing, and resume building.
Dates and Times: Weekdays, times flexible
Location: Center for Recovery and Wellness (25 Avenue D)
Volunteers needed: Number flexible

 PROJECT ORE
Project ORE (Outreach to the Elderly), located within the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, was founded for at
risk Jewish older adults but now aids any isolated, poor, homeless, and mentally ill older adults in need. The
program serves hot kosher lunch on weekdays, provides counseling, case management, and classes in art, poetry,
and health and wellness. Licensed clinical social workers help with housing referrals, assistance with entitlements
and benefits, referrals for psychiatric counseling, medical treatment, and crisis intervention for emergency
situations. Potential volunteer opportunities include creating and administering workshops or activities and
serving weekday lunch.
Dates and Times: Weekdays, 11:30am – 1:00pm (lunch); workshop times may vary
Location: Sirovich Center for Balanced Living (331 East 12th Street)
Volunteers needed: up to 8 at a time

 SIROVICH CENTER FOR BALANCED LIVING
The Sirovich Center for Balanced Living serves a diverse population of adults age 60+ with programming such as
weekday lunch and dinner, health and wellness programs, access to case workers, dance, art, language and
fitness classes as well as a wide array of social events. The Sirovich Center needs volunteers to help serve lunch
and dinner. Volunteers help with setting tables, plating food, delivering the meals to each table, and speaking
with members.
Dates and Times: Weekdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm; 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Sirovich Center for Balanced Living (331 East 12th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Volunteers needed: up to 10 at a time

 WEINBERG CENTER FOR BALANCED LIVING
The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living at Manny Cantor Center serves a diverse population of adults age 60+
with programming such as nutritious kosher weekday lunch, health and wellness programs, access to case
workers, dance, art, language and fitness classes as well as a wide array of social events. Currently serving 3,800
members, the Weinberg Center needs volunteers to help serve lunch and ensure members have a hot, healthy
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meal. Volunteers help with setting tables, plating food, delivering the meals to each table, and speaking with
members.
Dates and Times: Weekdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway)
Volunteers needed: up to 10 at a time

 MATERIALS CENTER
The Materials Center at Manny Cantor Center is a community resource that houses a large collection of “found”
materials, gathered and donated by New York City residents and businesses. These materials are objects from
our everyday lives that are often discarded, but could be re-purposed or transformed into something new,
encouraging creativity, problem solving, and action. We believe that these materials can enhance and enrich
children’s learning, creative expression, and symbolic development. The Materials Center is made possible
through a partnership with Teaching Beyond the Square. Volunteers help us sort all our new funny, fascinating,
and beautiful donations! Every day at The Materials Center brings us unexpected treasures. Responsibilities will
include weighing-in donations, sorting materials, and prepping materials to make them ready for children and
families to use for art experiences.
Dates and Times: Mondays, 1:30-5:30pm (one hour minimum)
Location: Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway)
Volunteers needed: up to 10 at a time

Visit http://www.edalliance.org/volunteergroup to get started!

Providing a financial or in kind donation is encouraged for all volunteers. A tailored funding menu can be provided
based on the volunteer’s area of interest. At Project ORE, Shabbat Meals and any additional meals not already
scheduled will require a minimum donation of $1,000.

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Food Bank for
New York City

Focus Area(s): Hunger & Food
Insecurity

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Support our mission to end hunger by organizing
food, information and support for communi-
ty survival, empowerment, and dignity.
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JOIN OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS
Did you know we need 800 volunteers every week at Food Bank For New
York City? Become a part of our network of volunteers working to end
hunger in the five boroughs.

BRONX FOOD DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE
Every weekday at our Distribution
Center in Hunts Point food is collect-
ed, stored, repacked and distribut-
ed to our network of community-
based member organizations
throughout the five boroughs.

WORKING AS A VOLUNTEER
Feeling like a wizard behind the curtain?
Work your magic at one of our repack pro-
jects. You can break down donations of 500
pounds or more, then sort and repack the
food into boxes that will be shipped out to
organizations all over New York City. Through
this project we repack over one million
pounds of food every year.

AVAILABLE SHIFTS

Monday - Friday
9:30 am -12:30 pm; 1:00 - 3:30 pm

# of volunteers per shift : 20 - 35
Ages: Weekday 18+, Weekend 5+
with a chaperone

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COMMUNITY KITCHEN AND PANTRY
Our full-service soup kitchen and food pantry in West Harlem provides
more than 90,000 free meals each month.

WORKING AS A VOLUNTEER
Are you looking to be on the front lines
in the fight against hunger? In our
Community Kitchen you can prepare,
cook and serve food to our clients. In
our Pantry you can assist clients as they
shop for food and restock the pantry.

AVAILABLE SHIFTS
Senior Breakfast (18+)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Capacity: 5 volunteers

Dinner Preparation (18+)

Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Capacity: 15 volunteers

Dinner Service (18+)

Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Capacity: 15 volunteers

Food Delivery Support (18+)

Monday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capacity: 15 volunteers

Shop & Stock Pantry Assistance (16+)

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 am, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm,
3:30 am - 6:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Capacity: 20 volunteers
15 volunteers (All day Friday and
Wednesday evening)

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Fort Greene
Park
Conservancy

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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volunteer at fort greene park
Who we are:
Fort Greene Park Conservancy works with the City of New York and NYC Parks to steward,
fundraise, and advocate for Fort Greene Park.

vOLUNTEER:
Working together, we will help your organization craft the perfect volunteer experience for your
needs, and design projects that will be fun, fulfilling, and meaningful for participating teams.

fgpc Corporate partners
hardwood partners - $1,000 evergreen partners - $5,000
• Logo posted on FGPC Partners webpage • Hardwood benefits, plus:
• Name recognition in 1 email to mailing list • Exclusive volunteer event for up to 30 people
• Name recognition in annual report • Name listing in annual in-park recognition sign
• 10 reserved registrations at 2 public FGPC • Public recognition at park programming events
volunteer events • Logo recognition: mailing list and annual report

taproot partners - $10,000 we’re flexible
• Evergreen benefits, plus: Looking for a custom-made volunteer
• Two additional volunteer days, with opportunity for your organization?
memberships for participants
• Logo recognition in annual park donor Reach out to us to build the perfect
recognition sign partnership package for your needs.
• Reserved table at annual FGPC fundraiser
• Private tour of the park for up to 25 people

Connect and help build a better park
for more info, contact:
Julian Macrone
Program and Development Manager
973-563-5212
jmacrone@fortgreenepark.org
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Free Arts NYC

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Children
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Free Arts NYC programs
fill an important need for
at-risk youth
An education that includes mentoring and
the arts is proven to help at-risk youth reach
their full potential—but children in low income
communities do not have equal access
A lack of arts instruction in NYC disproportionately affects
schools in low-income neighborhoods1
 At-risk youth are less likely to have a mentor, and more likely
to want one than those not at risk2

100% 55%
At-risk youth with a
of our youth are mentor are 55% more
low income likely to enroll in college2

50% 200%
Students participating in the
of our youth
experience arts are twice as likely to be
homelessness recognized for academic
achievement3

1
NY City Comptroller Scott Stringer, 2014; 2“The Mentoring Effect,” The National Mentoring Partnership; 3 artsaskformore.artsusa.org/artsed_facts/001.html

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Free Arts NYC programs have
a proven and positive impact
Free Arts Days (FADs) Teen Arts Program (TAP)
FADs pair 6-12 year-olds with volunteer mentors to make TAP provides adult mentoring for teens wishing to
art and meaningful connections that result in a measurable pursuing the arts academically or professionally, resulting
growth in protective factors that buffer youth from the in school acceptances, summer employment, and
negative consequences of exposure to risk. improved social and emotional learning capacities.

CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
99% of our students say they are proud 100% of our teens who applied were accepted to an
of their art work art high school of their choice

RELATING TO CARING ADULTS EMPLOYMENT
96% of students report connecting with 80% of our teens who applied received a summer
their mentor internship at a creative company

MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION MENTORING
93% of students say they learned new Teens receive a minimum of 100 hours of mentoring
things about art per academic year, and 490 hours in total if they
participate in all of our programs

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3 CONTACT: KIM@FREEARTSNYC.ORG, 212.974.9092
Ways to Volunteer

Free Arts Day Art Party
Volunteers are paired 1:1 with Volunteers prepare supplies
youth ages 6-12 for our art programs
Art projects and getting-to- Museum Day Teambuilding and socializing Creative Career
know you exercises Volunteers are paired 1:1 with while having a positive impact Exploration Site Visit
Your office or at a youth ages 6-12 Your office or ours Volunteers meet 1:1 or in a
community partner site Docent-led art tour, art group with teens
2 hour commitment
2-4 hour commitment projects, and getting-to-know 
Volunteers discuss their
you activities Anytime on weekdays
careers and assist in building
After school, school holidays, For 5 to 300 employees
At a museum job readiness
or Saturdays
3 hour commitment At your office
For 35 to 200 employees
After school, school holidays, Feb-June on school holidays,
or Saturdays Saturdays or during school
For 5 to 25 employees vacation weeks

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4 CONTACT: KIM@FREEARTSNYC.ORG, 212.974.9092
Friends of
Corlears Hook
Park

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Contact@friendsofcorlears.org
www.friendsofcorlears.org

Founded in October of 2014, Friends of Corlears Hook Park is a 501c3 volunteer group that
works to maintain and revitalize Corlears Hook Park for the benefit of the general public and
residents of the Lower East Side. We accomplish our work by planning and organizing park
clean-up and planting events, providing community programming in the park, raising funds to
support park programs and initiatives, and collaborating with other government agencies, non-
profit organizations and community groups for the betterment of the park.

Corporate Group Volunteer Opportunities:

We are happy to work with your group to develop a volunteer service day event that meets your
needs. Prior events have included activities such as painting, planting, weeding, raking and
general clean-up of the park.

Previous Partner Groups

BlackRock InTandem
Chinatown YMCA at Two Bridges Moody’s
CITYarts Nathan Cummings Foundation
Direct Agents NYC Bark Club

Interested parties can contact Michael at 646 489-5520 or Contact@friendsofcorlears.org.

Friends of Corlears Hook Park is a non-profit, volunteer group that works to maintain and revitalize Corlears Hook
Park for the benefit of Lower East Side residents and visitors. Tax ID #47-3832182

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Friends of Van
Cortlandt Park

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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VAN CORTLANDT PARK
Map & Guide

Friends of
VAN CORTLANDT PARK
Van Cortlandt Park in the Northwest Bronx is New York City’s fourth largest The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) was founded in 1992 by a
park. Its 1,146 acres have many trails which allow a visitor access to the park’s ridges, committed Bronx resident in response to a New York Times article describing the
valleys, forests, wetlands, and lake. impacts of declining NYC Department of Parks
The first known inhabitants were the Weckquaesgeek Indians. Their village stood & Recreation (NYC Parks) budgets on parks like
on what is now the Parade Ground. In 1639, they sold much of what is now the park Van Cortlandt that lacked wealthy benefactors
to the Dutch West India Company. The property passed through several private or an organized network of local support. She
landowners including the Van Cortlandt family. It was eventually purchased by the brought together neighbors and friends, and from
City of New York in 1888. a small beginning, FVCP has grown to play an
With approximately 2.5 million visitors a year, Van Cortlandt Park needs friends. increasing role in maintenance of natural areas and
Home to many of New York City’s wildest and most rugged natural areas, 14 miles community programming for Van Cortlandt Park.
of hiking trails, the country’s oldest municipal golf course, a cross-country running Each year FVCP generates thousands of hours of
course, a horse stable, a house where George Washington really did sleep, and volunteer support for forest and trail maintenance,
bike and pedestrian paths that connect to other NYC parks and to the Westchester trains thousands of young people in environmental
County trail system, Van Cortlandt Park holds a special place in the city’s world-class stewardship, and offers community programs to
constellation of parks and open spaces. promote fitness and environmental action.

Forest & Trails From an initial project involving a small group of students who helped pick up litter
and clear brush, FVCP now provides a wide variety of educational, stewardship and
Approximately half of Van Cortlandt Park remains of the New York Central Railroad’s community benefit programs.
is forested. Urban forests are important Putnam Division. It ceased passenger
because they help reduce air and noise operations in 1958, but carried occasional Over the next several years, in addition
pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, freight until 1981. This is the main bike to our usual programming, FVCP will be
and increase the quality of life. In urban path through the Park. dedicated to complete implementation
areas, the large numbers of vehicles of projects in the 2034 Van Cortlandt
increase the amount of carbon dioxide JOHN KIERAN NATURE TRAIL (1.25 miles) Park Master Plan, which will guide the
in the air. Because leaves absorb carbon is named for the famed naturalists and City’s restoration of Van Cortlandt Park’s
dioxide and produce oxygen, they newspaperman. This trail begins and ends natural beauty and provide solutions
help improve air quality. Leaves also near the Van Cortlandt Golf House and for the needs of all neighboring
absorb sound and reduce noise. When journeys through the park’s lake area and communities. In the Master Plan are
leaves fall to the ground, they enrich freshwater wetlands. two signature initiatives for FVCP, (1)
the soil, conserve water, and provide a The completion of our 2009 Trails Plan,
habitat for wildlife. Trees provide shade OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT (1.1 miles) which was drafted by the New York-New
which lowers the temperature and also runs through the center of the Croton Jersey Trail Conference; and (2) The
conserves moisture. Urban forests Woods. This segment is part of the 41-mile- continued implementation of our newest
provide areas for passive recreation long aqueduct that brought water from initiative: “Wetland Stewardship for a
such as walking, bird watching and the Croton Dam to New York City. Built Healthier Bronx,” which will improve
nature study. Take a hike on the in the 1830s as the city’s first extensive the health of the existing wetlands and
following trails to visit our forests: water supply, it was used until 1897 when highlight the need to daylight Tibbetts
Contact Friends of
the New Croton Aqueduct replaced it. The Brook both inside and south of the Park. Van Cortlandt Park!
JOHN MUIR NATURE TRAIL (1.5 miles) large stone building along the route is a
established in 1997 with the help of the weir which maintained the flow of water FVCP offers the following General information: 718.601.1460
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park summer and controlled air pressure. programs in the park: Program information: 718.601.1553
interns, is the park’s only east-west • Van Cortlandt Adventures
path. This trail traverses steep terrain at School Programs Email: info@vancortlandt.org
the park’s center. • School Year Environmental Internship
• Teens Outside: Green Summer Mailing address:
Internship 80 Van Cortlandt Park South, Suite E1
CASS GALLAGHER NATURE TRAIL Bronx, NY 10463
• Youth Run Farm Stands
(1.4 miles) serves the Northwest Forest.
• Trail, Forest, Wetland and
In 1984, it was named in memory of a
Garden Volunteer Projects
Bronx environmentalist dedicated to the • Teacher Workshops Series
park’s protection. • Community Programs such as
Hikes, EcoCrafts, Trail Runs www.vancortlandt.org
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING COURSE
(3 & 6 miles) is a nationally renowned
course. It begins on the Parade Ground,
winds through Vault Hill, and forms a Safety & Remember Directions: By Bus:
• Poison ivy is common throughout Van By Car: The Bx9 travels along Broadway on the
loop through the Northwest Forest. western edge of Van Cortlandt Park. The
Cortlandt Park. Stay on the trails to The Major Deegan Expressway has two park
minimize contact with poison ivy. exits: Van Cortlandt Park South, which serves BxM3, an express line serving Manhattan,
BRIDLE PATH (1.6 miles) forms the the south and west portions of the park, and also offers access to the park’s western
outer loop of the Northwest trail • Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the
East 233rd Street, which serves the north and border. The park’s east side is served by the
system. Along the western part of the park as they destroy trails and vegetation
east. The Henry Hudson Parkway’s Broadway Bx16 and the Bx34. Westchester bus lines
and disturb wildlife.
forest, the trail follows a portion of exits also serve the park. Mosholu Parkway Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 20 and 21 also serve the park.
the old Yonkers branch of the Putnam • Please stay on the trails, cyclists should links Van Cortlandt Park with the Bronx River
Division Railroad. Between 1888 and stay on the Putnam Trail and the Bike Path. and Pelham Parkways. Brochure produced by
1943, this commuter route ran from • Don’t litter! Please carry out all that you
High Bridge to Getty Square. carry in with you or use garbage cans. By Subway:
• Graffiti ruins the outdoor experience for The northern terminus of the IRT No. 1 train
PUTNAM TRAIL (1.5 miles) serves as others and is illegal. at W. 242nd Street is just south of the
Parade Ground. The IRT No. 4’s last stop
a primary wildlife corridor as it passes • To preserve our natural surroundings for Design: Anne LaFond Photos: Asa Aarons,
at Woodlawn serves the park’s south-
through wetlands and divides the future generations to enjoy, please do not eastern area. John Butler and Enrique Ortiz
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Phone Numbers
Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy Urban Park Rangers Permits – Special Events
& Park Administrator’s Office 718.548.0912 718.430.1890
718.430.1890 Van Cortlandt Golf Course Permits – Sports
Mosholu Golf Center 718.543.4595 718.430.1840
718.655.9164 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
Park Enforcement Patrol 718.601.1460
718.430.1815 Van Cortlandt House Museum
Riverdale Equestrian Center 718.543.3344
718.548.4848
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GallopNYC

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth; People
with Disabilities; Sports & Recreation

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What is GallopNYC?

GallopNYC is a non-prot organization based in
New York City that offers therapeutic
horsemanship programs to children and adults
with disabilities. We serve close to 500 riders a
week and operate our riding program at four
locations, all within NYC. Schedules at each
location vary seasonally.

Therapeutic horsemanship teaches the skills of
horseback riding and horse knowledge to build
developmental,emotional, social, and physical
skills for each individual rider.Under the direction
of a PATH International certied instructor, supported by trained volunteers, each rider
progressively acquires riding skills and measurable improvements in life skills. Through weekly
sessions, we help riders walk, talk, learn and have FUN! We also offer hippotherapy
services.Therapeutic horsemanship means learning to ride a horse but it means much more – it
means building a bond with a horse, learning to care for a horse, understanding how horses
perceive the world and respond to people, and ultimately being a leader to a horse.

Volunteer requirements
● Age 16+ or by instructor permission
● Ability to stand and walk for an extended period (at least 30 minute intervals)
● Ability to briey jog with the horse and rider

Volunteer Duties
● Side Walking: Assist the instructor
during therapeutic riding sessions
by working directly with the riders.
Act as an intermediary between the
rider and instructor by assisting the
rider in carrying out the instructor’s
directions.
○ Help prepare riders for
lessons
○ Assist with rider support
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○ Walk (and jog) next to the rider throughout the class and provide physical
support as necessary
○ Help the rider follow directions given by the instructor

● Lead Walking: Volunteer will lead horses during therapeutic riding classes, working with
a group of side-walkers, keeping primary focus on assigned horse (and not the rider)
while maintaining communication with team.
○ Executes directions of the instructor during therapeutic riding sessions
○ Depending on site, will bring horses in and out of arena

*Note:​ No experience necessary. We provide all required training.

How do I start?
★ Individual:​ Visit our volunteer portal at volunteer.gallopnyc.org
★ Group:​ Contact our volunteer management team at volunteer@gallopnyc.org or
646.518.8699

Questions?
volunteer@gallopnyc.org or 646.518.8699

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GO Project

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth

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DAY OF SERVICE
VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Arrive for a brief overview and
orientation with a Community
Engagement team member

9:20 AM – 9:30 AM
Meet with teacher and students
at class meeting location

GO PROJECT 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Harambee (Morning Pep Rally!)

DAY OF SERVICE 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Classroom instruction

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES and recess

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM*
Join us for a Day of Service to Support our Students! Student dismissal

GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school *Please note that the middle school
children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting location ends at 1:15 PM
in the early elementary years. During our GO School Saturday program, Day of
Service Groups are invited to join us for one or more Saturdays from
November through March to provide additional support to our classrooms.
LOCATIONS
After a brief orientation, Day of Service volunteers are placed into a GO
elementary or middle school classroom. A professional teacher models a
Grace Church High School
lesson, activity or project to a classroom of no more than 16 students. 6th Street at Cooper Square
Volunteer tutors then continue to work with small groups of students on the
lesson, providing individualized attention which allows the students to thrive. Grace Church School
11th Street & 4th Avenue
How to Schedule your Day of Service
To learn more about GO Project, please visit us at www.goprojectnyc.org Little Red School House and
Elisabeth Irwin High School
For information on long-term volunteer opportunities or to schedule a date 6th Avenue & Bleecker Street
for your Day of Service group with GO Project, please contact
St. Luke’s School
volunteering@goprojectnyc.org or 212-533-3744 ATTN: Olivia Nunez, Senior
Christopher & Hudson Streets
Director of Community Engagement.
Avenues: The World School
25th Street & 10th Avenue

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Gowanus Canal
Conservancy

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Grand St.
Settlement

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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JUMP! 2017-18
What is JUMP!?
Why get involved in JUMP!?
JUMP! (Juniors Undertaking Manhattan’s
 JUMP! enables a volunteer to build
Possibilities) is a group mentoring program at
important and supportive relationships with
Grand St. Settlement, comprised of approximately
New York City youth who will benefit from
50 volunteers – most of whom are young, NYC
the influence of positive role models in their
professionals – and approximately 70 youth who
lives
are a part of Grand St. Settlement. JUMP! takes
 JUMP! offers a volunteer the chance to
place one Saturday a month from October to June.
meet and build friendships with peers who
There are 3 JUMP! groups: Little (for elementary
have a similar passion for volunteering with
school children in 1st through 5th grade), Middle
young people
(middle school students in 6th through 8th grade),
and Big (high school students).  JUMP! provides volunteers a unique
opportunity to become philanthropically
Each group is comprised of approximately 17 involved in a legacy NYC institution and to
volunteers and about 20 youth participants, engage their network of friends and family
allowing for individual attention and special bonds in giving back to an important community
to develop between the youth and the volunteers. agency
The youth participants who attend JUMP! trips are
all enrolled in Grand St. Settlement’s after-school
programs, which promote academic achievement,
teach life skills, and encourage healthy lifestyles
and goal-setting so they are empowered to
positively transform their lives.

The JUMP! volunteers plan monthly trips
throughout the metropolitan area which provide
Grand St. Settlement youth with recreational and
cultural experiences that expand horizons, foster
curiosity and imagination, and promote
intergenerational communication. Many of the
youth served by Grand St. Settlement live in low-
income, single-parent households. Many of them
do not regularly connect with adults who are
college educated, or who work in professional If you’re interested in volunteering…
sectors. The monthly JUMP! trips offer fun Please contact our development and youth
experiences that these young people might not development staff members:
otherwise have access to, and provide an
opportunity for volunteers and youth to form long- Makeba Barrat - mbarrat@grandsettlement.org
lasting relationships.
Thanh Bui - tbui@grandsettlement.org

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About Grand St. Settlement Who Funds Grand St. Settlement?
Grand St. Settlement is a multi-service agency Grand St. Settlement is funded by a combination of
dedicated to providing essential programs for government grants, foundation and corporate
members of all ages in our communities. Programs support, and individual contributions. Our
include free or low-cost early childhood and day operating budget is approximately $22 million each
care services, enriching after-school programs, and year, and roughly 50% of that budget goes toward
support for adults and senior citizens. Since its programming for youth.
founding in 1916, Grand St. Settlement has been
working to expand opportunities for low-income Grand St. Settlement’s signature fundraising event
families and individuals by providing culturally is Taste of the Lower East Side, in which JUMP!
relevant services that support community-building, volunteers have traditionally played a big role.
advocacy, self-determination and an enriched JUMP! volunteers can help contribute to this event
quality of life. by bringing in friends and family, and connecting
Grand St. Settlement with corporate sponsors and
underwriters. To learn more about TLES visit:
How did JUMP! get started? www.tasteofles.org
JUMP! was started in 1992 when volunteer Alex
Gardner came to Grand St. Settlement after college
as an “I Have a Dream” program volunteer. This
experience seeded Alex’s interest in creating a
mentoring program. He wanted to get low-income
kids off risky city streets to experience unique
opportunities formerly unknown and, for most,
unavailable. He identified a small student group,
and with a handful of volunteers, (including his
sister, Julie) he began the program at a Lower East
Side school. This initiative formed the basis for
JUMP! (Juniors Undertaking Manhattan’s
Possibilities).

Since its founding, JUMP! has developed nurturing
relationships among hundreds of young
professionals and youth mentees. The recreational
and cultural outings offer valuable opportunities
for Grand St. Settlement’s young people, helping
them develop the social skills and confidence
needed to build successful futures.

Grand St. Settlement ▪ 80 Pitt Street ▪ New York, NY 10002 ▪ www.grandsettlement.org
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GrowNYC

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship; Hunger & Food Insecurity

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Corporate
Volunteer Projects
with GrowNYC

WHO WE ARE GrowNYC is a 47-year old environmental non-profit
working in New York City.

VOLUNTEERING GrowNYC works with corporate groups to design workdays in urban
WITH US farms, community gardens, and schools all across New York City.
Our projects are fully customizable:

• Groups of any size: single depart- • Build, plant, paint, and more!
ments, summer interns, or your • Work directly with urban
entire office farming professionals
• Available for half days, full days, • The best group hash tagging
or weeks of service experience in the tri-state area
• Combine FUN with difference- • Greenmarket and recycling
making work volunteer opportunities also
• Wonderful team building available
experience

“Volunteering with GrowNYC has been a terrific partnership for the past few years. Our employees
have been able to help build and maintain a range of green projects throughout the city, as they gain
firsthand appreciation for the benefits these spaces offer their neighbors.”
- Janet Wong, Vice President Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

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Volunteer Project Spotlight
More than a dozen volunteer groups helped GrowNYC build Governors Island
Teaching Garden, an 8,000 square foot urban farm on which GrowNYC hosts
free programming for public schools on farming, cooking, healthy eating, and more.
Volunteer groups ranged in size from 10 to 300 people.

Single day measurable outcomes:
• Built 20 new garden beds and •
5 picnic tables • New garden has potential to grow annual
• Moved 16 tons of soil and compost yield of 1000 lbs of food

Interested in
volunteering with us?
Call 212-788-7935 or
E-Mail Greening@Grownyc.org

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Habitat for
Humanity New
York City

Focus Area(s): Housing &
Homelessness

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Building & preserving
a better New York City
Who we are www.habitatnyc.org
Habitat for Humanity New York City (Habitat NYC) transforms
lives and communities by building and preserving affordable
homes with families in need – and by uniting New Yorkers
around the cause of affordable housing.
With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC
builds, repairs and preserves single and multi-family homes
across the five boroughs of New York City. While we welcome
volunteers with construction skills, we don’t require previous experience.
We provide all of the tools and training, so all you need is the energy
and enthusiasm to lend a helping hand!

How we work
Habitat NYC provides “a hand-up, not a hand out” to affordable
home ownership. Habitat homebuyers invest a minimum of 250 sweat
equity hours, helping to build their own home and the homes of their
Who we serve
Habitat NYC serves low- to moderate-
neighbors, alongside Habitat volunteers. Homeowners make low-
income working families in New York
interest, monthly mortgage payments, and the proceeds from home
City who are typically paying 50
sales are reinvested in the construction of future homes.
percent or more of their income on rent
We also advocate for local, state and federal policies that promote more and are living in overcrowded, unsafe
opportunities for affordable housing, primarily home ownership. We work or unhealthy housing. We assist Habitat
in partnership with more than 200 religious, educational, civic, labor and homeowners with financial counseling
business groups to support broad-based, practical policy solutions. prior to purchase of their houses, and
we continue to support families after
Habitat NYC brings hope, stability & strength to families in need of
they’ve moved into their homes.
affordable housing – but we can’t do it without the support of our
generous donors and volunteers.

Donate Volunteer Advocate
habitatnyc.org/donate habitatnyc.org/volunteer habitatnyc.org/advocate
You can also donate by mail or by Our most pressing need is for volunteers to Lend your voice to the cause of
calling (212) 991-4000 x330. help on our construction sites during weekdays. affordable housing!
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Harlem
Lacrosse

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Sports & Recreation

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Web Address: http://www.harlemlacrosse.org
Email: info@harlemlacrosse.org

VOLUNTEER WITH US:
Volunteer: http://www.harlemlacrosse.org/ny-volunteer

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OUR MISSION
The mission of Harlem Lacrosse is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to
rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow
while working hard on the field and in the classroom today.

OUR APPROACH
• Hire and place full-time, Program Directors inside
schools in high need communities and offer a
comprehensive set of lacrosse, youth-
development, and enrichment experiences to
middle school students.
• Help Program Directors build unique and
powerful relationships with participants and
leverage these relationships towards positive
academic outcomes by offering push-in
academic support, behavior intervention and
daily study halls.
• Build a network of supporters that can help us
create broadening and enriching experiences for
our students that include college visits, overnight
camps and career workshops.

OUR IMPACT
Attendance – 88% of HL student athletes maintain OUR STORY…
regular school attendance (90% of academic year)
began with volunteering. Simon Cataldo, a former
compared to 71% of their in-school peers.
Teach For America teacher at Frederick Douglass
Academic Performance – For the 2015-2016 school Academy, saw that his special education students
year, 90% of HL student-athletes passed their core lacked opportunities outside of the classroom to
academic classes. develop self-confidence and social skills. His
Graduation – HL alumni avoid high school and college students’ test scores rose dramatically when he
dropout at rates superior to those of their peers. started teaching them lacrosse after school, and HL
Scholarships – Since 2011, HL has helped over 75 was born.
students earn academic scholarships to independent
schools and universities.

FUTURE GROWTH
In the 2017-2018 academic year, Harlem Lacrosse will
serve nearly 1,000 students across 21 programs in 5
cities with the addition of Harlem Lacrosse – Los
Angeles and Harlem Lacrosse – Philadelphia.
The 2017-2018 academic year saw the launch of our
first full-time high school program as we expand our
services to include college placement support.

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VOLUNTEERISM AT HARLEM LACROSSE
Volunteers provide much needed support to our program participants and often work hand-in-hand with Harlem Lacrosse staff
to directly improve the academic, athletic and behavioral performance of students. We are always looking for caring and highly
motivated individuals with the ability to support students in a wide variety of different roles.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

Tutors - Provide one-on-one academic support to Harlem Lacrosse
students who are looking to have a deeper understanding of school
subjects and set goals for their future. Tutors are needed for: Math,
English (ELA), Literacy, Science, SSAT, and SAT.

Coaches - Work directly with our program directors to facilitate drills and
skill set sessions, or organize lacrosse clinics or chaperone students at
special and weekend events.

Mentors - Build meaningful relationships with students by spending
quality time doing mutually agreed activities that foster and encourage
positive behaviors. Other volunteer roles include development support,
fundraising, organizing for equipment donations and developing town
partnerships. For more information on volunteering with Harlem
Lacrosse, visit: http://www.harlemlacrosse.org/volunteer/

OUR WORLD IN PICTURES

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Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Pro-bono / Skills-based
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HARLEM ABOUT HEAF

EDUCATIONAL
The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) changes the lives of
underserved young people beginning in middle school and
continuing in college and beyond through a youth development

ACTIVITIES
approach that includes year round rigorous academic enrichment,
social and cultural exposure, and constant individual attention to
ensure success in school, career and life.

FUND   CAREER DAY PANELIST
Individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds
educate and inspire our students about the many career possibilities
ahead of them. We seek professionals to sit on panels to both share
SUPPORTING NYC'S their professional journey and offer practical (and honest) words of
UNDERSERVED wisdom to our students during these Career Day Conferences. For
YOUTH each career day, we recruit up to 50 panelists.
Time Commitment: 1 day (9:30am-3:00pm)

JOB SHADOW DAY HOST

CORPORATE
Host a group of either middle school or high school
students for a half-day program that exposes our students
to various career opportunities at your company.

VOLUNTEER
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

OPPORTUNITES
Engage our students in an interactive workshop that will help
prepare them for the career of their dreams. Topics include
networking, resume writing, and interviewing. We can
accommodate a team of 25 volunteers for each workshop.
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours

SUMMER QUEST PARTNER 
Summer Quest is a five week summer program for rising 6th
through 9th graders and is designed to ensure no learning is

Contact: lost for our students over the summer vacation. Participate in
our Summer Quest program by hosting students for an office
Kelli Goodman visit, presenting as a guest speaker, or accompanying students

kgoodman@heaf.org on a field trip.
Time Commitment: Flexible; anywhere from 2 hours - 1 full day
212-663-9732
www.heaf.org SPECIAL PROJECTS PARTNER
Our team will work with your group to identify a project that
is mutually beneficial for both parties. Let us know about
your project theme, and we will let you know what's our on
our HEAF wish list to create a special project. For special
projects, we can accomodate a team of up to 40 volunteers.
Time Commitment: Flexible

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HARLEM USE YOUR UNIQUE TALENTS AND SKILLS TO
IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OUR STUDENTS 
EDUCATIONAL
ACADEMIC TUTOR
ACTIVITIES Individuals can make either a semester or year-long
commitment to help HEAF students remain on track to

FUND
academic success through one-to-one tutoring sessions.
Subjects include Math, English, Science, Social Studies,
AP, and SAT Prep.

COLLEGE SUCCESS COACH
College Success Coaches commit to working one-on-one
WHERE COLLEGE
with a HEAF student throughout their senior year of high
IS THE RULE school. Coaches will help guide and assist students
throughout the college application/admissions and FAFSA
process, and have the opportunity to truly have an impact in

INDIVIDUAL 
the life of a young, college bound student. This is a one
year commitment that begins in May of each academic year.

ADMINISTRATIVE EDUCATION
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT 

OPPORTUNITIES
Education assistants provide provide hands-on support in
all areas of program operations for our Saturday Academy in
Harlem and Brooklyn. Education Assistants are asked to
make a weekly commitment of at least 3 hours on Saturdays
for the 2017-18 Academic Year.

TEACHING ASSISTANT
HEAF seeks individuals who have a strong desire to work
with students to achieve academic success. As a classroom
Contact: assistant, you will work alongside one of our teachers to
provide supplemental support to our students in one of our
Kelli Goodman elective classes. Teaching Assistants are asked to make a

kgoodman@heaf.org two hour/week commitment for a minimum of one semester.

212-663-9732 ext. 313 WRITING WORKSHOP VOLUNTEER
www.heaf.org Individuals work one on one with our college students to
ensure that their personal statements and college essays
are application ready. Serve as a lead facilitator or essay
editor during one of our Senior Writing Workshops,

FINANCE VOLUNTEER
Individual assists our Finance department with a variety of
projects including: Actual vs Budget analysis, grant
reporting, monthly closing of general ledger, and other
projects.
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HEALTH for
Youths

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth; Health
& Wellness; Mentoring

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Founders

Anthony Antonucci
Heather M. Butts
Hugh F. Butts Our Philosophy:
_____________________
We approach health as making the best
If you are interested in being a partner
choices in all areas of life, including physical,
organization or if you are a student
mental, academic and financial. Through our
interested in our program please contact model of total health, we guide young people
us! after high school and beyond to realize their
Heather Butts, Founder, H.E.A.L.T.H future goals.
for Youths. 347-489-3060 or Brief History:
heather.butts@health4youths.org. H.E.A.L.T. H for Youths has disproved the myths
and assumptions about educating and providing
We will work with your organization to
services for students from underserved
provide the most appropriate programming populations. H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths began its
for your students and provide you with Receiving a H.E.A.L.T.H for work with high school seniors and college
data and metrics on their success! Youths [internship] will go a long students in December 2009. Today, H.E.A.L.T.H
ways in helping to alleviate the students are pursuing their dreams at some of
For more information on our program stress of having to work part- our nation’s finest colleges. Most importantly, as
time at my local supermarket on a result of their participation in the program,
please visit us:
the weekends [and] will also help each student is actively redefining their career
me pay for the first installment and life goals.
Website: www.health4youths.org of my tuition payment plan, which Program Partners:
will be an enormous relief to my The unique aspect of our program is capacity
Facebook: parents who have to work building and partnering with other programs. We
www.facebook.com/health4youths incredibly long hours to make have worked with several organizations to provide
ends meet." workshops in our five component areas. For a
complete list of our partners organizations please
Twitter: www.twitter.com/healthforyouths
–Eddy Duré, St. John’s go to our website at www.health4youths.org
University, Class of 2011. If you would like to become a partner
Attended Baruch Higher organization and have your students become
Education Program in the fall of involved in the many workshops we offer, please
2011. contact us at info@health4youths.org or156 347-
674-1090.
to a vast array of careers through internship
placements that emphasize the importance of a Running/Exercise Program
The Program:
college education, career aspirations and In keeping with the holistic approach to health,
To bridge the gap of services and opportunities
professional skills. If you are interested in students are expected to be active and involved
made available to minority and underserved
participating in a customized internship or college in exercise programs. Through a partnership with
students, there are five major components of the
readiness program, please contact us regarding the New York Road Runners, we have been able to
H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths program:
rates and availability. In the past year, provide an exercise and running program to our
H.E.A.L.T.H.Y students participate in summer and students which includes participation in races,
Mentorship
yearlong internships in fields that include, walking and running training, strength training
H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths students are paired with
finance, healthcare, law and medicine. By working advice on diet and nutrition. Participation in
mentors. Through mentorships that are regularly
with a range of employees within their respective other exercise programs such as yoga, pilates and
evaluated, students gain a wide range of
host organizations, our students gain real-life dance classes is available upon request.
experiences that allow them to develop personal,
exposure to future career possibilities.
academic, and professional goals.
Sample Schedule:
Holistic Health/Life- Skills Workshops Internship placement Monday-Friday from 9-5PM
Recent and proposed workshop titles include:
Sample Saturday Programming:
Physical Wellness (Part 1), Mental Health,
Healthy Eating, Organic Farming, Getting Ready 9- 1 0: 30AM: Students report on internship
for Internship- Recruitment/Résumé, progress and community service project progress
Sports for Beginners, Walk for a Cause, 1 0: 30- 1 2PM: Career/Professional Guest Speaker
Sleep: Do’s and Don’ts to Obtain Quality Rest, 1 2PM- 1 PM: Lunch Break
Health Skin, Hair and Nails, 1 PM- 3PM: Life-skills/healthcare workshop with
What It Takes to Dine Fine in NYC, workshop leader (i.e. etiquette, financial responsibility,
Effective Communication, mental health issues, art appreciation, music
the Art of the Interview, appreciation)
Ice Breakers in Communication, 3PM- 4PM: Academic workshop (i.e. preparing for
How to Build and Maintain Professional MCATs/GREs/GMATs, deciding on coursework)
Relationships, How to Foster and Maintain
Personal Relationships, and Dress for Success.
The workshops are designed to provide students Community Service
with a breadth of knowledge that can augment In addition to the programs mentioned above,
their holistic health and cultural competency. each student that participates in our program has
Students provide feedback about the workshops a community service project requirement. Some
and are also encouraged to suggest topics of of the projects students have done include a soup
interest. kitchen project, a dog run project, a park and
community clean-up project, gardening at the
Customized Internship/College and Graduate 120th Precinct in Staten Island, Hurricane Sandy
School Readiness Clean-up, and much more.
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Hills

Focus Area(s): Seniors

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Join the HEIGHTS
AND HILLS
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Bring friendship and joy to Brooklyn’s older adults

Become a Heights and Hills volunteer and bring friendship
and support to older adults living in your community. We’re
active in 19 Brooklyn communities and offer many ways to
make a difference.
• Spend an hour or two a week as a Friendly Visitor.
• Lend a steadying hand as an Appointment Companion.
• Teach a class at the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging.
• Partner with us on a Group Service Day for your organization or business.
• Invite us to create an Intergenerational Program for your school
or youth group.

Make sure your older neighbors are not forgotten.
Become a Friendly Visitor or an Appointment Companion
Give the gift of friendship by visiting, listening, remembering a birthday, or
playing a game of cards. Go for walks together. Help someone hook up a
computer or set-up an email program. Be a travel companion for medical
appointments, cultural outings, or grocery shopping. We provide training plus
ongoing guidance and support.

Making friends is good for you!

Research shows that staying socially connected as you age
has more positive impact on health and longevity than
quitting smoking or losing weight.

Volunteering Is Easy – Contact Us Today!
718-596-8789 • volunteer@heightsandhills.org
www.heightsandhills.org
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HEIGHTS AND HILLS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

PARK SLOPE CENTER FOR GROUP SERVICE INTERGENERATIONAL
SUCCESSFUL AGING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Volunteer for a day or on a regular We’ll help you plan a meaningful Each year, we partner with schools and
basis – at this neighborhood center, group service project. Past events youth groups to present our Aging 101
where membership and activities are have included assembling and & Birthday Card Collective program. Each
free and a delicious healthy lunch delivering Falls Prevention Kits to group participates in our fun interactive
is served every weekday. Become a keep homebound older adults safe, “Aging 101” workshop where they
welcome desk ambassador. Teach and creating and delivering bouquets experience some of the challenges of
an exercise class. Offer art lessons. of flowers to brighten their days. aging. Then each group also creates
Help out at holiday and birthday Service partners have included birthday cards to brighten the lives of
celebrations. The possibilities are Junior League of Brooklyn, Sigma homebound older adults. If your school
endless. Gamma Rho Sorority, JPMorgan, and or youth group is interested, please
Morgan Stanley. contact us.

Volunteer in one of
19 Brooklyn Neighborhoods.
• Bedford-Stuyvesant ABOUT US
• Boerum Hill Heights and Hills has been helping Brooklyn’s
• Brooklyn Heights older adults, age 60 and better, to live their best
• Carroll Gardens lives in the communities they call home since 1971.
• Clinton Hill Today, we serve more than 4,000 older Brooklynites
• Cobble Hill and the families who care for them – by providing
• Crown Heights social services for homebound seniors, caregiver
• East Flatbush support for families and friends, a full complement
• Farragut
of volunteer and intergenerational programs, and
the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging,
• Fort Greene
a neighborhood hub for active older adults.
• Gowanus
• Park Slope
• Prospect Heights
• Prospect Lefferts Gardens
• Red Hook
• Remsen Village
• Sunset Park
• Windsor Terrace
• Wingate
Volunteering Is Easy – Contact Us Today!
718-596-8789 • volunteer@heightsandhills.org
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Hunger Free
America

Focus Area(s): Hunger & Food
Insecurity; Pro-bono / Skills-based
Volunteering

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“One of the leading direct service and advocacy
organizations on hunger and poverty in the nation.”
-The Nation

ENDING HUNGER LIFTS US ALL
Hunger Free America is building a nonpartisan movement to enact the programs and policies
necessary to end hunger. To that end, we engage in local, state, and national advocacy cam-
paigns to enhance federal nutrition programs, conduct research to understand the best ways
to reduce food insecurity and poverty, enroll thousands of people in SNAP each year, and as-
sist other organizations in building their capacity to fight hunger.

Our strategic volunteerism team provides high impact activities where you will help to end
hunger at the source. We educate the public and advocate to lawmakers about effective pov-
erty-reducing policies, and help low-income families gain access to life-changing benefits,
like SNAP and Free Summer Meals for kids.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Community Outreach
Together, we will travel to a neighborhood
where we know outreach is needed. By partic-
ipating in community outreach you can help a
family buy food for a whole year, or help a child
access free lunch every day during the sum-
mer. Many people don’t know they’re eligible
for food benefits or where to apply. Community
outreach puts this information directly into their
hands so they can access the benefits programs
they and their families are entitled to. This work
makes a HUGE impact, and these events only
take two hours.

Pro Bono—not just for lawyers!
We are always seeking pro bono—or skilled
volunteers—for marketing & communications,
finance & accounting, fundraising, writing & re-
search, and event management projects. If you
have these skills then we want to hear from you!

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Team Bonding through Service
This opportunity allows us to come to your at promoting food security and economic oppor-
office (or you come to ours) and lead the group tunity. Information is power, and the ability to
in a team based, interactive hunger simulation exchange experiences and learn from each other
where you will get a first-hand taste of how is a step towards a more unified and healthier
families who experience hunger live day-to-day. future. You’ll get to know some of the strongest,
The simulation ends with a political action where warmest New Yorkers out there. Individuals and
we write letters, emails, or call elected officials small groups welcome!
urging them to make hunger history. Advocacy is
one of the most effective ways you can take part Volunteer in our Office
in the fight to end hunger. These events can be Help us coordinate mailings, file paperwork, or-
one to two hours long. ganize outreach materials, or make phone calls
to collect data for one of our surveys. All that’s
Teach and Learn required is a positive attitude and willingness to
Come to one of our community organizing end hunger.
meetings and give a presentation about financial
wellness, legal information concerning housing,
immigration, etc., and more. Our Food Action
Board (FAB) program empowers low-income
community members to fight for their own
futures and build the anti-hunger movement by
helping them develop their leadership, advoca-
cy, and community organizing skills. FAB Mem-
bers take on key positions and leadership roles in
efforts at the city, state, and federal levels aimed

To learn more about these volunteer opportunities email us at
volunteer@hungerfreeamerica.org or visit HungerVolunteer.org
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iMentor

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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Become a Mentor

Join a network of professionals who give back.
iMentor matches every student in our partner high schools with a college-educated mentor –
a personal champion to help them on their college journey. You could be that champion.

Our program is tailored for busy professionals and designed to ensure that mentoring pairs
have the structure and guidance they need to achieve their goals.

AS PART OF THE iMENTOR COMMUNITY, YOU WILL:

Commit to help a high-school Connect online once a week: Meet in-person once a month:
student get to college and Students and mentors follow Pair events provide mentors
graduate: We match every our college success curriculum, and students an opportunity to
student in our partner high which guides their weekly build a strong, personal
schools with a mentor for a online activities and relationship and work through
minimum of three years. conversations. the college process with the
support of iMentor staff and
the curriculum.

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iMentor staff are professional and I appreciate how closely they coordinate
with the high school. Their events go off flawlessly and everyone has a good
time. As a volunteer, I appreciate that I never feel like my time is wasted or
taken for granted.
JASON MCGEE, Mentor

OUR COMMUNITY

• College graduates (2 or 4-year degree), 21 and older
• Professionals and graduate students who live or work
in the NYC area
• 97% of mentors would recommend volunteering with
OUR MENTORS iMentor to a friend or coworker

• NYC public high school students from across the city
• 68% will be first-generation college students
• 83% live in low-income communities
OUR STUDENTS

OUR IMPACT
Over the past three years, across all outcomes, iMentor’s students have outperformed comparable national
college enrollment, persistence, and completion averages.

On-Time Enrollment Persistence to Second Year On-Time Completion

iMENTOR 65% 76% 59%

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COMPARISON
51% 69% 26%

Become a mentor today.
Apply at www.imentor.org/become-a-mentor.
65% Next, you will76%
attend a mentor orientation
59%
and complete iMentor’s screening.
QUESTIONS? 51%
volunteer@imentor.org 69% 26%
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Isaacs Center

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Seniors; Sports &
Recreation

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
and significant, chronic health issues like
asthma and obesity. The goal of programs
for youth is to create a continuum of after
school and summer activities that are highly
engaging and educationally appropriate.

For more than 50 years, the
Our Meals On Wheels Program
Isaacs Center has achieved its
delivers almost 400,000 meals
mission by the promoting the yearly from East 59th Street to
social and physical well-being East 142nd Street as the lead
of the people we serve, Our Education and Workforce Develop- contractor working with partner
encouraging their growth and ment services provide over 400 out-of- agencies.
development, and creating work and out-of-school youth, ages 17 to
opportunities for children to 24, with intensive case management, job
readiness training, and placement in sec-
fulfill their potential, young adults
tor- focused internships and employment.
to find pathways to success,
Through our programs, under-served young
and seniors to age in place
people are able to enter or re-enter the
safely and comfortably. workforce and pursue educational opportu-
nities that boost their hourly wage earnings
SCOPE OF and put them on a sustainable career path.

SERVICES &
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Each year, the Isaacs Center en-
gages more than 6,000 East Side
and East Harlem residents through
four core areas of service.

The Isaacs Center’s After School,
Cornerstone and Summer Day Each year over 2,000 older adults receive
Camp Programs serve more than services through Isaacs Center’s Senior
600 children and adolescents Services, including educational and rec-
annually. These young people are reational activities; meals; case manage-
at high risk of poor educational ment and case assistance; health care
and social-emotional outcomes, management and health care assistance.

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Volunteer Opportunities
Children Field Day or Academic Olympics
Programs Get students active with a day of fun and games. Set up and facilitate sports, relay races,
obstacle courses, and other activity stations that promote physical fitness. Or set up an
Academic/STEM based Olympics,and help children have fun while they learn!

Read to Succeed / Young Authors Workshop
Foster a love of reading among children while helping them utilize their creativity. Read a book
in small groups, then do a fun activity or make a craft based on the story’s theme. Or inspire
students to express themselves through creative writing. Provide one-on-one support as they
develop and read personal memoirs, poems, or short stories

Young Adult Young Entrepreneurs
Programs Inspire the next generation of innovators as they develop and pitch their own original business
ideas. Coach students as they analyze the financial and marketing implications of launching a
new business enterprise.

Financial Literacy
Empower students to become financially savvy by demonstrating the basic of budgeting, credit,
and banking. Activities may include a stock market simulation or a college budgeting workshop.

College Readiness & Career Pathways
Work in small groups with students to discuss college and career pathways, review the college
application timeline, and compile draft answers to questions on the Common Application.
Additional activities can include preparing resumes.

Career Day and Office Tour
Expose students to future possibilities with a visit to your corporate office. Design a customized
tour of your facilities and share your professional experiences with students through panel
discussions and interactive activities.

Senior Programs Meal on Wheels
Meal delivery to elderly and homebound residents to ensure that the city’s most at-risk popula-
tions have consistent access to hot and nutritious food.

Sunday Suppers
Join us to cook and serve a traditional Sunday Supper to a lonely senior. These special Suppers
give our seniors a reason to look forward to Sunday again!

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Volunteer Opportunities
Ongoing Seasonal Homework Help & Mentoring
Opportunties Help a child with homework or provide companionship through afternoon activities or tutoring.
These opportunities may require a regular commitment during the school year.

Harvest Festival or Seasonal Carnival
Help our children celebrate the seasons by hosting a festival or carnival! From pumpkin carving
and haunted houses in the fall to warming up winter with crafts and conversation to having a
spring fling, the possibilities are endless.

School’s Out Game Days
Keep our children busy on school holidays or keep their mind sharp during summer camp by
engaging in game days. Partner up one-on-one and learn some of their favorite games and even
teach them some new ones.

Isaacs Center Revitalization
Foster a welcoming environment for learning and recreation at a local community center. Tasks
may include painting community spaces, creating murals, cultivating gardens, painting play-
ground games, organizing a library or storage space, and assembling furniture.

Garden Revitalization
Promote environmental sustainability and keep our outdoor spaces clean, safe, and beautiful for
residents to enjoy throughout the year. Tasks may include planting, building garden beds, mulch-
ing, painting benches and fences, debris clean-up, removing invasive species, and composting.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions. If you have a project in mind, let us know!
For more information, please contact Gigi Verkaik, Development Officer 212.360.7620 x154
or gverkaik@isaacscenter.org.

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Junior
Achievement of
New York

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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JA in a Day
Junior Achievement of New York

What is the JA in a Day program?

JA New York volunteers from the business community team-teach elementary or middle school classrooms
for one high-impact school day! Serving as guest educators and role models, volunteers lead 5-6 interactive
JA lessons to teach students financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurial thinking.

How are volunteers prepared?

No teaching experience is required! JA New York will provide a 1.5-hour training & orientation session at
your company to help volunteers feel confident and ready to make a difference. Volunteers are also
provided with detailed lesson plans and colorful teaching materials to engage the students! The classroom
teacher will always remain in the room to lend a helping hand.

What will our impact be?

Independent evaluation results show that JA volunteers help students develop successful financial
0management habits, empower them to explore entrepreneurship, and inspire them to see the relevance
of continuing education. In a local survey, 97% of participating teachers agreed that their students
benefited from the JA experience. 94% agreed that their student better understood financial literacy,
career readiness, and/or entrepreneurial skills as a result of JA!

How do we get started?

1) Work with JA New York to identify potential dates and
determine a volunteer recruitment goal.
2) JA New York will identify a partner school and coordinate all
logistics with the school.
3) Recruit volunteers! (JA is happy to assist with templates, an
infosession, etc.)
4) Work with your JA New York contact to schedule training for
your volunteers (typically 1-2 weeks prior to event date).
5) Make a difference! On your JA in a Day, JA New York staff
will remain on-site at the school to make sure everything is
running smoothly.

NYC: 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 205 | New York, NY 10710 | 212.949.5269 | www.jany.org | info@jany.org
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Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
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L.O.V.E.

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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www.lovementoring.org/

How does L.O.V.E. work?

L.O.V.E. works in partnership with organizations, universities
and public schools, whose mission is to enhance the
well-being of young girls and Hispanic communities in New
York. L.O.V.E. is a curriculum-based program that consists of
three core components: personal empowerment, study skills,
and college access.

Who participates?
What is L.O.V.E.?
The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program recruits female university
students to support, guide, and be a mentor to young Latinas
during their high school years. Mentees are students from
local public high schools mainly of Hispanic descent.

Who are L.O.V.E. partners?

L.O.V.E. relies on partnerships, volunteers, and funding from
multiple sources in order to deliver its programming.

The Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - L.O.V.E. Mentoring
Program supports and empowers young Latinas to strive
both in school and in life by providing positive role models.

Where and when does L.O.V.E. take place?
Why the need for L.O.V.E.? The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program takes place in partner public
schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The
program runs each academic year from October to May.
Mentors meet with their mentees in or after school in partner
Latinas in New York City Experience
high schools for an hour and a half every week.

Who loves L.O.V.E.?

Words from our mentees:

• “Because of L.O.V.E., I was able to see myself in college for
Teen Pregnancy School dropout Suicide Attempts the first time in my life.”
• I didn’t have a mentor before joining the program. Having a
NYC DOE 2010; CDC 2011; Gillibrand 2014.
mentor who’s a young woman of color in college— for me
who was aspiring to go to college—was an important way to
have a connection with someone who’s in my shoes doing
High expectations from a role model can increase both something that I want to do in my future.”
academic achievement and self-esteem, combating the •“L.O.V.E. taught me that I can control my self-esteem. I
issues that arise from poverty (Brophy 2008). learned that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.”

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Lantern
Community
Services

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Arts & Culture; Health &
Wellness; People with Disabilities

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SERVICE DAYS WITH LANTERN

Health & Wellness – World AIDS Day

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, annually on December 1st, there are many options for
one-day service projects that can be arranged at a Lantern building close to this date. The
following are some examples of projects that can be completed by a team in one day:

1. Create a mini AIDS quilt or Wall of Hope with clients using cut–out AIDS ribbons and
materials with images and messages of hope
2. Create a video with people living with HIV/AIDS around hope and the importance of
getting tested
3. Do an essay writing contest with Lantern youth
4. Host a forum regarding HIV prevention (PrEP & PEP) in collaboration with local
providers

Art, Culture & Fitness – Gift Wrapping for Children or Children Event
1. Gift wrapping: Lantern provides holidays gifts to all youth – from infants to young
adults – living in our residences, and we aim to provide a gift to everyone living at a
Lantern hall. That means there is a lot of wrapping to be done! Your team can
contribute to this effort by scheduling to come in for one day or a few hours and wrap
these gifts in November or December.

2. Children’s event: A fun way to give back is spending the day with Lantern’s children.
We can organize a Halloween event, an arts event, a book reading, or whatever makes
sense for your organization’s mission.

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Employment & Education – Career Development / Interview Preparation

1. Career development with IPS: In several buildings, Lantern uses an evidence-based
approach called Individual Placement and Support (IPS) to help clients with mental
illnesses, physical disabilities, and other challenges enter or rejoin the workforce. In
the past corporations – such as Goldman Sachs – have partnered with Lantern’s IPS
clients to do a career development and interview preparation day. Participants share
their career path with Supported Employment participants, and also work with clients
on their interview skills.

This event can also be focused specifically on Lantern’s young adult clients enrolled in
the employment program.

2. Career day: All of Lantern clients can be inspired by hearing about individual career
paths – our clients’ dreams are as diverse as our clients. Organizations can arrange to
come to one of our buildings and speak with our clients, not engaged in the IPS
program, about their career paths and how they participants where they are.

Nutrition & Culinary Arts – Backyard Cleanup

Lantern has robust food and nutrition programming that has recently been paired with
horticultural therapy using the backyards in Lantern residences. Many of the backyards have
already been transformed into beautiful oases and edible gardens. A one-day service project
would be cleaning up one of the remaining gardens to get it ready for this transformation!

Please contact Kate Toth at ktoth@lanterncommunity.org or (212) 398-3073 ext.
205 to follow up on any of these opportunities, or to discuss any ideas you have
for collaboration.

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Let’s Get Ready

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth

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Volunteer Opportunities
Let’s Get Ready provides high school students from low-
income circumstances with free SAT preparation, admissions
counseling and other support services needed to gain
admission to and graduate from college. Trained college
student volunteers deliver these services and offer
encouragement, inspiration and confidence.

For more information, please contact Keya Patel: kpatel@letsgetready.org

Signature Events

Alumni Career Workshop – TBD: March in NYC
Volunteers work with LGR students who are currently in college – with a particular focus on
resume writing and exploring career paths. The Workshop also includes mock interviews, where
students rotate between volunteers to practice interviewing and to gain critical feedback. At the
end, there is an informal networking session as well in which students practice meeting
professionals and asking questions themselves.

Summer Career Day – Tentative: Saturday, July 28, 2018 – NYC Summer Career Day
Volunteers work with LGR high school students to share their real world experience and expertise
in small groups (ideal for teams) and large networking sessions. Through Career Day, our
students are able to get first-hand information about important career steps they can take, share
their interests, ideas, and aspirations, and hear what it is like to be a professional in a variety of
career fields. Teams from Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Turner Construction are currently
involved in the NYC Summer Career Day.

College Transition Workshop – First week of August – NYC and Westchester
LGR students who are about to start college as freshman learn key skills about time management,
how to access resources on campus, financial literacy, and social and emotional well-being. At the
end of the workshop, students leave with dorm supplies collected and packaged by Grad Bag.
Volunteers work as a team to unload, set up, and help disseminate the almost overwhelming
amount of sheets, comforters, lamps, and other supplies.

Fall College Application Day – TBD October in NYC
Volunteers work one-on-one with students to provide critical support with completing college
personal statements/essays. While the work is 1:1, corporate teams are able to collaborate in with
students and together make a significant difference at this critical college application time.

Ongoing Opportunities

Executive Tours (Flexible dates/times)
LGR has begun a new “Executive Visit” initiative in which a small group of students (10-15) tour an
office and meet with professionals from a variety of careers and areas. Students meet as a group
and network with 5-10 volunteers representing different aspects of the company, and then
potentially gather for lunch or a late afternoon snack with the whole group.

Coaching (Spring, Summer or Fall Terms) Let’s Get Ready often supplements its college student
volunteer Coaches with recent college graduates, particularly in the summer when there is an
overwhelming need for NYC Coaches (tutors and mentors). Volunteers serve one night/week for
nine weeks, tutoring students on the Verbal or Math section of the SAT and guiding them through
the college application process.
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Lighthouse
Guild

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth; People
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Be a Champion for
People with Vision Loss!
Match Your Talents with Our Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteerism is Our Foundation
Lighthouse Guild, based in New York, is the leading
not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated
to addressing and preventing vision loss through
coordinated vision and health services so people
can lead full and independent lives. Founded by
volunteers over 100 years ago, today the legacy of
service lives on with our leadership volunteers and
a community of 1200 dedicated volunteers who
give their time and talent to help people with vision
loss live life fully!

Volunteers Contribute to Our Success
Volunteers play an invaluable role, day in and day
out, creating a community of support in partnership
with professionals that bring people the care they
need, where and how they need it. In fact, our
success simply would not be possible without the
generous gift of time, talent and treasures of our
volunteer corps. That’s why we’re dedicated to
offering you a variety of volunteer opportunities
that draw on your personal and professional
interests, skills and talents so you can get the most
out of your time with us.

“Volunteers immeasurably assist us and our
clients in countless ways. As an instructor who
is totally blind, I very much appreciate their
time, dedicated service, specific talents and
expertise, especially assisting my students and
me with making inaccessible teaching materials
accessible.” – Audrey Schading, Instructor, Vision
Rehabilitation.

To explore options for group opportunities, visit: lighthouseguild.org/CorporateVolunteerOps
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“I cannot but admire the generosity of anyone who volunteers tirelessly and brings
comfort and caring into the lives of others they serve. It is common to hear people
complain about the lack of time. Volunteers however are this special group of citizens
who have mastered time management to bring service to others and themselves. I
believe they possess this uncommon munificence that makes the world a kinder place.”
— Janaki N. Sengupta, Nutrition Manager, GuildNet, Lighthouse Guild’s Managed Long-term
Care Health Plan

In addition to individuals, groups of volunteers An Array of Volunteer Opportunities
from schools, companies, clubs, organizations and However you choose to help, we’re here to
religious affiliations have volunteered their time to support you along the way, whether you serve
help us. directly with our clients, help at special events or
provide administrative support in our offices. We
Make a Difference: also provide training when necessary to support
The Rewards Are Many the optimal volunteer experience.
Whether one-on-one through our signature
reading services or participating as a group in
special events like our senior spa day, volunteers
make a real difference in the lives of those we
serve. In fact, this is one of the key motivations
that bring volunteers back, along with the desire
to help people.

Stand Out in Your Company,
Be a Champion for People with
Vision Loss!
When you volunteer at Lighthouse Guild,
your colleagues will take notice! Through our
corporate engagement program, we work closely
with businesses looking for team-based service
opportunities that are consistent with their
philanthropic priorities. Your company shares
their greatest asset—their employees—with us.
We provide an experience that is fun, improves
the human condition and enhances the
programmatic offerings to our clients.

To explore options for group opportunities, visit: lighthouseguild.org/CorporateVolunteerOps
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Our goal is to create a win-win experience, a The best illustration of the impact your service
worthwhile and memorable experience for the makes can be found in the song composed by
volunteer that also provides support that enables
the choir in our GuildCare Adult Day Health
us to achieve our mission. We appreciate your
time and commitment, and will tailor opportunities Care Program. They wrote it to encourage the
to fit your schedule. We offer flexibility; you participation of more volunteers after they
can volunteer during the day, evening or on
experience events created and supported by
Saturdays. And you can help on a regular basis or
periodically. Select from a wide range of volunteer volunteers:
opportunities, including: “GuildCare needs some workers
• The Adult Day Health Care Program: workshop who are kind and true;
leader or program assistant
there is no other server…as good as you.
• Reading Services: reader or tutor
GuildCare will be grateful
• Youth programs: program assistant
for your service here.
• The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music
Will you be a volunteer
School: guide or youth program assistant
at GuildCare today?”
• The Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn School:
teaching assistant — The GuildCare Choir
• Special events: usher, greeter or photographer
• Office support: clerk or administrative assistant
We also offer an array of internships — ranging
• Health Center: client service representative from human services to research — for high school,
• Special projects: manager college and university students.

Become a Lighthouse Guild Volunteer or Intern Today!
To learn more, and for a list of our newest opportunities, visit: lighthouseguild.org/volunteer,
Email volunteer@lighthouseguild.org or call 646-874-8688.
For a list of direct service opportunities, visit: lighthouseguild.org/volunteer
To explore options for group opportunities, visit: lighthouseguild.org/CorporateVolunteerOps

Cheryl A. Pemberton-Graves
Director, Volunteer Resources Department
Lighthouse Guild, 250 West 64th Street New York, NY 10023
Call: 646-874-8688
Email: Volunteer@lighthouseguild.org

To explore Visit:
optionslighthouseguild.org
for group opportunities, visit: lighthouseguild.org/CorporateVolunteerOps
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Literacy Inc.
(LINC)

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth

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Corporate Volunteer Program
Literacy Inc. (LINC) partners with companies to offer volunteer opportunities to their employees. Corporate
volunteers are instrumental to enhancing LINC’s programs, which create literacy-rich communities for
children throughout New York City.

Corporate Days of Service:
LINC can help your company plan a special volunteer event for your
employees. LINC’s corporate partners include reputable companies,
such as Target, Staples, and Viacom. Since 2010, LINC has
participated in Viacommunity Day, during which Viacom
professionals dedicate time to read with children at LINC partner
schools. LINC also works with schools to host Read For My Dreams,
a career day where professionals come to speak to students about
how reading helped them achieve their dream careers.
A Viacom volunteer reading to a second grade class.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Library Programs (PJ Night)– PJ Nights establish the importance of
a home reading routine at bedtime. Children, Volunteers, LINC
Staff, and Parents all wear pajamas, read bedtime-themed books,
and partake in a reading activity.

Literacy Fairs– Literacy Fairs allow volunteers to engage children in
reading activities such as reading relays, creating bookmarks,
coloring “my favorite book” headbands, making alphabet
bracelets, and hosting small group read alouds.

Special School Celebrations– Throughout the school year, LINC
hosts multiple reading celebrations for its partner schools. These
events range from Animal Day Celebrations that feature our
animal mascot of the month, to multicultural days. LINC welcomes
Volunteering at an Inwood literacy fair. volunteers who can come read to children during special school
celebrations and share the joy of reading with the students.

To schedule a volunteer event with LINC, please email Chabely Ramos at cramos@lincnyc.org

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LINC’S INNOVATIVE APPROACH
SCHOOL + HOME + COMMUNITY = SUCCESSFUL READERS

Literacy Inc. (LINC) builds neighborhood networks to support young readers. We leverage existing
community resources to provide expanded literacy-building opportunities for children and their families.
Our goal is to ensure that all children are competent and enthusiastic readers by third grade.

LINC’s work is grounded in the core beliefs that:
 All children can be proficient readers with enough one-on-one support
 In every community, resources are waiting to be activated to bring the joy of reading to
children
 Literacy-rich communities with well-educated populations are able to thrive and break the
cycle of poverty

Program Sponsorship

Program Fee Number of Volunteers Program Type

$2,500 - $5,000 10 or less volunteers Library Program

$5,000 - $10,000 10-15 volunteers Animal Celebration

$10,000 - $15,000 15-20 volunteers Read for my Dreams

$15,000 - $25,000 20-25 volunteers Reading Buddies

$25,000+ 20-40 volunteers Literacy Fairs

Matching Gifts
LINC welcomes corporate gifts that match volunteer hours. Your matching gift program can support the
charitable interests of your employees.

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Lower East Side
Ecology Center

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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STEWARDSHIP

We work with community residents,
encouraging stewardship activities
in East River Park since 1998. Each
year community volunteers
contribute countless hours of their
Our Mission: The Ecology Center works toward a more time to the upkeep of the park,
sustainable New York City by providing community- tending to garden beds and
based recycling and composting programs, developing enhancing the park by planting
local stewardship of green space, and increasing native plants and bulbs.
community awareness, involvement and youth
BENEFITS
development through environmental education
programs. Team building

We were one of the first organizations to offer Planting native bulbs
community-based recycling and composting programs Greening local parks
in NYC. Today, the Ecology Center offers services and Increasing NYC resilience
education for a range of environmental subjects: Amending soils
organics collection/composting, electronic waste
Creating native habitats
recycling, and stewardship of public green spaces.
Enjoy waterside recreation

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Make a Mark

Focus Area(s): Pro-bono / Skills-Based
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Mentor New
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Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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MENTORING
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are interested in

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130% leadership positions
more likely to hold

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MENTOR?
Studies show that mentors are more
likely to be promoted at work. YOU WILL S HARE

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BECOME A MENTOR! Help us close the
mentoring gap for the
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450,000+
600+ MENTORING
children who need, want
PROGRAMS & deserve a mentor in
throughout the state New York State

Contact us for referral to a program that best fits you.

NOT READY TO MENTOR YET?
If you aren't ready to mentor right now, consider becoming an
ambassador for mentoring! You can still make a big difference in the
lives of young people when you join our ambassador program.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AMBASSADOR?

Volunteer at Spread the word Share on social
mentoring events about the importance media
of mentoring

ABOUT US
Mentor New York fuels quality mentoring
relationships that bring together a caring Contact Us
adult with children in need through safe, 212-953-0945
effective mentoring programs throughout www.mentornewyork.org
New York State. @MentorNewYork
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Mentoring USA

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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Mentoring USA, a New York City-based nonprofit, is a structured, site-based, mentoring
organization that began as the first state-sponsored, school-based, one-on-one mentoring
program in 1987. The program founded by former First Lady of the State of New York,
Matilda Raffa Cuomo, became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1995, and has provided
mentors for thousands of children since its inception, both nationally and internationally.

Who we serve:

Mentoring USA’s mission is to create sustained and supportive mentor relationships for children in need
ages 7-21. The program matches youth with inspirational adult mentors who can guide them in devel-
oping better self-esteem, creating healthy relationships, and making positive life choices. Many youth
enter the program experiencing educational difficulties or social challenges such as recent homelessness.
Furthermore, Mentoring USA (MUSA) has specific programs to target youth in care and medically frag-
ile youth.

How we serve:

We match youth in underserved communities with a trained, screened volunteer mentor for the commit-
ment of an academic year. Our program goals focus on empowering youth through structured activities
and a consistent, caring adult. Activity goals revolve around promoting healthy relationships and deci-
sion making, increasing interpersonal skills, enhancing social development and exposing mentees to new
experiences. We incorporate several initiatives that facilitate and guide mentors to focus on their
mentee’s individual needs while also enriching their experience via Financial Education, Healthy Life-
styles & Self Esteem, and Anti-Bullying themes.

Mentors and mentees meet in a supervised environment at a set time and location—a format which not
only allows for the volunteer mentors to properly manage their busy schedules, but also provides the
much-needed consistency to the mentoring relationship. Our sites are supported by MUSA Program
Managers who work directly with Site Supervisors at each site to ensure that the programs run smooth-
ly. They work together to build an environment that is comfortable for the mentoring matches; they
also provide activities, on-going support, and training to everyone in the program. The Program Man-
ager and Site Supervisor act as support systems with MUSA resources for mentors to ensure the positive
relationship between mentor and mentee grows throughout the year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Dimple Patel, Senior Program Manager
dpatel@mentoringusa.org
212-400-8286

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Corporate Community Champions
Mentoring USA’s Corporate Community Champions Program allows corporate employees
to mentor youth at their workplace, or at a school or community center. The program is
intended to expose our youth to different career opportunities, while building a mentoring
relationship with a caring adult.

Corporations can select a program model that meets weekly (during lunch) for 1 hour, or bi-
weekly (after school) for 2 hours, totaling four hours per month. Mentees work with their
mentors on goal setting, community service and career development. Mentoring USA
Program Managers supervise the program and create educational activities which help foster
the mentoring relationships. Matches receive on-going training and support from Mentoring
USA Program Managers throughout year.

NEEDS FROM THE CORPORATION
To ensure the program management provided by Mentoring USA, and to cover the costs of resources
for the mentoring site, a sponsorship donation is requested from the corporation. The suggested dona-
tion is $1000 per match, with a minimum requirement of 10 matches.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Step 1:
Mentoring USA (MUSA) arranges a volunteer orientation at the corporation to discuss the program's
details with prospective mentors. Employees interested in the program complete an application and sign
up for training/screening.

Step 2:
We identify a program partnership site – school, foster care agency, or community center – in close
proximity to the corporation’s office. A Site Supervisor is selected and a Memorandum of Understanding
is signed.

Step 3:
Employees attend mandatory comprehensive New Mentor Trainings hosted on-site at the corporation.
All prospective mentors are screened using federal background checks, as well as references.

Step 4:
Begin mentoring! The program officially begins with a Kick-off Party session where Mentors meet their
Mentees for the first time; it is usually planned based on the CEO or President’s schedule. Matches meet
throughout the academic year at the designated site, date and time. Although Mentoring USA does not
think of mentoring as a linear concept, structured activities are planned throughout the duration of the
year.

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BENEFITS FOR THE CORPORATION

“A growing body of evidence suggests that a company’s role in its community can be
a factor in increasing profitability, strengthening company brand and reputation,
elevating employee morale and customer loyalty...” Business For Social Responsibility

• Enhancing the company's reputation as a good corporate citizen
• Raising staff morale and company pride
• Delivering a recruiting and retention edge. Many companies find that a solid
volunteerism program can be an important employee recruitment and retention
tool.
• Broadening employee outlook through experiences outside of company culture,
enabling personal growth by "giving something back" to communities with
satisfaction and a sense of purpose

ADDITIONAL FORMS OF GIVING BACK

• Episodic Career Days: employees showcasing their current positions, sharing stories on how
they arrived to their goals.
• Job Shadowing for Mentees: half-day job shadowing for mentees interested in having more of a
hands-on experience.
• Facilitate a session (budgeting, public speaking, resume writing, etc…): share your expertise at a
mentoring site that can help our kids get ahead! Or come share how mentors in your field helped
you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Dimple Patel, Senior Program Manager
dpatel@mentoringusa.org
212-400-8286

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Minds Matter

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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Musicians on
Call

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Health &
Wellness

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Musicians On Call (MOC) brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of
patients in healthcare facilities. MOC has been delivering the healing power
of music since 1999, where our first program was at Memorial
Sloan-Kettering.

OUR PROGRAMS
BEDSIDE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to
leave their beds, we add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility.

MUSIC PHARMACY PROGRAM
Musicians On Call provides hospitals with tablets and headphones with curated playlists
of streaming music for patient use.

PROJECT PLAYBACK
A program which gives patients the chance to write and record their own music and
lyrics with some of our talented volunteer musicians.
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BEDSIDE PERFORMANCE
PROGRAM
MOC’s volunteers visit patients at their bedsides
to perform acoustically for the patient, their
family and the caregivers at hospitals ranging
from children’s hospitals to adult facilities, VA
hospitals and hospices.

Go behind the scenes with Rachel Platten as she MOC’s staff train Volunteer Guides to escort
visits Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the
Bronx. Watch Video >>
Volunteer Musicians to play material that is
appropriate for a hospital environment while
ensuring we follow all hospital guidelines and
procedures.

IMPACT
We see study after study showing how music can elevate mood, reduce stress and symptoms of
depression, reduce anxiety, improve blood flow, decrease perceptions of pain, and ease recovery.

100% Of Patients, Families, and Caregivers Surveyed Said
They would like another visit if they or a family member needed hospital
treatment again
Of hospital staff surveyed believe
MOC’s programs have a positive The program had a positive effect on the patient’s mood
impact on patient experience. (The
other 3% said that our programs They would rate their experience with MOC 10/10
had a neutral impact.)

Musicians On Call has performed for over 285,000 patients, families and caregivers since
1999 at hospital partners including:

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GET INVOLVED

Why should you partner with Musicians On
Call for a corporate philanthropy
opportunity?

Corporate philanthropy is a great way to
encourage camaraderie and teamwork. It also
shows partners and clients your brand values.
Engage employees, help support a great
Darius Rucker visits patients at Lenox Hill Hospital
organization, and demonstrate your commitment
to the communities where your employees work
and live.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
❖ Sponsor a Hospital Room
➢ Your team can set up a fundraiser to help us bring more music to the bedsides of patients. By fundraising
$500, you can sponsor a hospital room where a MOC volunteer visits weekly for one year. When you join,
you’ll become a member of our Backstage Pass Club and receive a commemorative Backstage Pass to
celebrate the milestone.
❖ Group Bedside Performance Programs
➢ During a Community Service Project, Musicians On Call will give employees the opportunity to
experience this core program firsthand by dividing into groups paired with a MOC Volunteer Musician.
The groups will come up with a “band name” and will rehearse 1-2 songs to perform room to room. Don’t
worry if you’re not musically inclined - we will have shakers for you to use and experience the healing
power of music! Plus, our musicians are really talented and will carry the weight of the group! The
activation is best for groups of 30 or less and are limited in availability.
❖ Individual Volunteer Opportunities
➢ As a volunteer, you can deliver the healing power of music on a regular basis. At each Bedside
Performance Program, volunteer opportunities exist for musicians or non-musicians as guides, who are
trained by the hospital and escort the musician room to room.

GET INVOLVED

Learn more at www.musiciansoncall.org or contact info@musiciansoncall.org
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My Friends
Place NY

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Adult
Education & Skills Development;
Children & Youth; Sports & Recreation

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National
Association of
Women Artists
(NAWA)

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Pro-bono
/ Skills-Based Volunteering

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Our history is our future…be a part of it!
BOARD OF
DIRECTORS September 25, 2017

PRESIDENT The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. was founded in 1889, and is the first
Jill Cliffer Baratta women’s fine art organization in the US. It is a vibrant community of professional women
artists that strive to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions,
FIRST VICE programs and education.
PRESIDENT
Sonia Stark It was founded by five wonderful artists (Anita C. Ashley, Adele Frances Bedell,
Elizabeth S. Cheever, Grace Fitz-Randolph and Edith Mitchilll Prellwitz, because at that
TREASURER
time women artists were barred from full participation in the male-dominated National
Carol Brody
Academy of Design and the Society of American Artists.
SECRETARY
Mark Altschul, Esq. Early exhibitions included works by the notable artists; Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt,
Suzanne Valadon and Cecelia Beaus. Later membership rosters included Gertrude
BOARD Vanderbilt Whitney, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Louise Nevelson, Cleo Hartwig, Malvina
Penny Dell Hoffman, Alice Neel and Dorothy Dehner.
Eric Gonon
Joan Lewis The history of NAWA is a testament to the strength and resilience of a group of strong
Mary Alice Orito
women who would not accept being shut out of the art salons, galleries and art
Cornelia Seckel
Roma Torre
exhibitions open to male artists during the 19th century. Despite adversity and
Jeffrey Wechsler discrimination, - which many feel tends to this day – women are an integral and valuable
part of the artist community.
EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR NAWA’s goal is to empower, support, promote and encourage all women artists, until
Susan G. Hammond they have their rightful place in the art world.

HONORARY VICE NAWA has over 800 members with a chapter in Florida and one in Massachusetts. It has
PRESIDENTS exhibitions throughout the US as well as in the NAWA Gallery located in the heart of
Pat Adams
NYC. It is a volunteer organization, and to thank its volunteers a yearly exhibition of their
Judith Brodsky
Judy Chicago work is displayed in the NAWA Gallery in October.
Ann Chwatsky
Audrey Flack NAWA is also interested in non-member volunteers, such as student interns and other
Gail Levin volunteers from various NYC Agencies. We always need help with the these various
Dr. Ferris Olin jobs: research, grant writing, fundraising, researching jurors, researching possible
Judy Pfaff advertising outlets and internet outlets, mailings, office and administrative work, Gallery
Maura Reilly sitting, helping install exhibitions and take down exhibitions in the NAWA Gallery. NAWA
Faith Ringgold need volunteers to help out on a day to day basis.
Dorothea Rockburne
Cornelia Seckel
Thank you for any help you may offer at this time.
Rhoda Sherbell
Linda Stein
Kay WalkingStick Susan G. Hammond
Executive Director, NAWA

NAWA
Empowering Women Artists Since 1889
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315 West 39th Street, Suite 508, NYC 10018 • Tel: 212.675.1616 • Fax: 212.675.8257 • office@thenawa.org • www.thenawa.org
New York Blood
Center

Focus Area(s): Health & Wellness

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“Help save lives.
Volunteer with
New York Blood Center.”
Exciting opportunities
available at various locations:
• Educate others about the importance
of donating blood
• Recruit potential blood donors
• Enhance the donor experience at a blood drive
• Provide administrative support in our offices
All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application
and criminal background check, as well as attend a two hour
orientation training session.
Joanna has a medical
condition requiring regular
infusions of immune globulin
To join our lifesaving team, contact which is derived from
plasma donations.
our Volunteer Activities Department:
Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island,
Volunteers@nybloodcenter.org Westchester, Rockland and Hudson Valley
516-478-5108 NYVolunteers@nybloodcenter.org
516-478-5164
New Jersey
RZepka@nybloodcenter.org
732-616-8741

www.nybloodcenter.org
Serving 20 million people in New York, New Jersey and beyond since 1964.
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9/14
Bloodstock® Scholarship Program
Bloodstock® is a scholarship opportunity for students who demonstrate community service
and leadership through the planning and sponsorship of a community blood drive.

 Blood drive must meet minimum requirements below:
 40 -49 blood donations = $400
 50+ blood donations = $500
 Student chairs who host drives that don’t qualify for above amounts but result in at least 26-39
donations will earn a $50 gift card (Barnes and Noble or comparable gift card.)

 A Bloodstock must be a new location/account or if an existing account (already hosting blood drives with
New York Blood Center or New Jersey Blood Services), it must be an increased frequency drive (an additional
blood drive in the calendar year).

 Bloodstock blood drives may be scheduled any day of the week, however weekends are often unavailable.
Weekday evening Bloodstock blood drives are very common. (Sample hours are 3:00 to 9:00 pm)

 You may host more than one blood drive, however each blood drive must achieve the minimum # of donations
to earn the scholarship award.

 You may co-sponsor a blood drive with a friend, however the scholarship award will be divided in two.

 You must meet with your designated NYBC Account Manager and maintain communication throughout the
planning process and you or your designee must be present at your blood drive.

 Blood drives at high schools during the academic school year from (September-June) or at colleges are not
eligible for Bloodstock scholarships. (Please inquire about our High School and College Scholarship
Programs.)

 Following the blood drive, you must submit the scholarship form to receive the scholarship check. Checks are
made out to the college/university where you plan to attend. Do not abbreviate college/university name on the
form. Lost checks or those not cashed within 6 months will not be replaced.

 Checks cannot be donated to a charity.

 For more information, e-mail Andrea Cefarelli at acefarelli@nybc.org, Marie Forrestal (NJ) mforrestal@nybc.org,
Michele Lariviere (Hudson Valley, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx) mlariviere@nybc.org,
Karen Muscolino (LI/Queens) at kmuscolino@nybc.org.

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New York Cares

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Children
& Youth; Environmental Stewardship

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New York
Common Pantry

Focus Area(s): Hunger & Food
Insecurity

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New York
Restoration
Project

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Join
NEW YORK RESTORATION PROJECT
for a day of community greening service!

NYRP Overview
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization driven by the conviction that all New
Yorkers deserve beautiful, high-quality public space. Founded by Bette Midler in 1995, NYRP has planted
trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open space for communities throughout New York
City’s five boroughs. As New York’s only citywide conservancy, we bring private resources to spaces that
lack adequate municipal support, fortifying the City’s aging infrastructure.

Why Volunteer?
Volunteers play a critical role in NYRP’s efforts to develop and maintain high-quality green open spaces across
the city, especially in under-served communities. With help from 2,000 volunteers annually, we serve as the
conservancy for two Northern Manhattan parks, renovate and maintain our 52 community gardens, and create
dozens of green spaces on land around schools, public housing developments, community centers and other
sites. We would love to have you join us for this transformational work!

Custom Volunteer Projects Expert Field Staff
NYRP works with you to create a high-quality, hands-on project With over 20 years restoring parks, creating gardens and man-
that matches your employee engagement and community rela- aging over 60,000 volunteers, NYRP’s field crews are experts in
tions goals, budget, timing and group size. training, leading and making sure your employees have a mean-
ingful experience giving back.

Variety of Project Types and Sites Step-by-Step Coordination
NYRP staff works year-round managing 80 acres of parkland, 52 Our project managers work with you to:
community gardens and transforming other open spaces across • identify locations that match your volunteer numbers, ideal date,
the city, so there are numerous projects and locations in all five work schedule, preferred commute time and preferred project
type
boroughs where your employees can volunteer with NYRP to
• confirm all event logistics, like transportation and lunch, and
create and care for accessible green spaces. address all your questions in the weeks leading up to the event

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kdonley@NYRP.org or 212.333.2552 @NYRP
create your own service day!
Step 1: Choose the number Step 2: Choose your location:
of volunteers:
15-25 45-100 Brooklyn Bronx
Staten Island
25-45 100+ Manhattan Queens

Step 3: Choose your project type:
PARK STEWARDSHIP
15-100+ volunteers per project join NYRP staff in cleaning and greening Sherman Creek or Highbridge Park by restoring the
lawns along the bike path, mulching around the cherry trees lining the esplanade, and removing invasive plants from the
garden edge, keeping the park healthy and welcoming to the community.

NYRP GARDEN CARE
Our community gardens act as hubs for public programming, like environmental education and movie nights, as well as for
community gatherings. During the projects, 15-25 volunteers work alongside knowledgeable NYRP staff to repaint fences
and sheds, weed and aerate the ornamental gardens, and prepare planting beds for the fall and spring seasons.

GARDENS FOR THE CITY
In a city like New York, green space isn’t a luxury— it’s a necessity.
Unfortunately, the benefits of high-quality green space are denied to
millions of New Yorkers. NYRP and our individual and corporate supporters
respond to this challenge through NYRP’s Gardens for the City program.

Individuals or community groups apply to NYRP proposing improvements
to an open space. NYRP selects projects based on need, feasibility, and
evidence of community support, and then engage corporate sponsors and
employee volunteers to complete the project. Activities can range from
repairing aging infrastructure at a community center to building new raised
garden beds and planting a pollinator garden at a school.

RESTORATION ANd PlANTING
Example: Volunteers will remove invasive vegetation, aerate and add healthy compost to the soil in Highbridge Park, and
help NYRP plant native trees, shrubs and perennials as part of NYRP’s ongoing project to re-establish a native forest in
this unique area of Manhattan.

TWIGS & SWIGS
Neighborhood Greening with a social twist! Volunteer with NYRP across the five boroughs and meet other passionate New
Yorkers. A happy hour follows each service project at a nearby bar for our 21+ crowd sponsored by The Bronx Brewery.

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FAQ
Do volunteers need to bring their
own supplies?
Volunteers need only bring a willing attitude and comfortable attire
for the day’s weather. NYRP staff will take care of everything needed
for a quality volunteering experience.
We provide:
• scouting and location preparation
• plants, tools, and all project materials
• training and instruction by NYRP’s field crew
• PR and informal event photography
• lunch, water, work gloves, and a bathroom

How do we get to the volunteer day?
Our sites in upper Manhattan are just 40 minutes by mass transit from
Midtown. Other volunteer opportunities across Manhattan, Queens,
Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island are all accessible by public
transit and we will provide you with directions to the sites.
For an additional fee, NYRP is happy to arrange for transportation
through trusted coach bus services.

What is a typical schedule for a Will our company receive
volunteer event?
9:30 – 10:00am Arrival and Orientation
visibility for our participation?
10:00 – 12:30pm Volunteer Activity NYRP staff will take informal photos throughout the day. We are
12:30 – 1:00pm Lunch happy to share these with you directly, or on social media. We
1:00pm Wrap-Up and Departure can also arrange for a professional photographer for your volun-
teer day for an additional fee.
We are also happy to work with your organization to develop
customized schedules, including full day and afternoon projects. Due to NYRP also offers corporate partners a range of benefits around
staffing most volunteering opportunities land on Tuesday-Thursday. visibility and employee and community
engagement. We are happy to discuss a media strategy
if you desire additional publicity.

How much does it cost?
The required donation amount varies depending on group size
and project type. The typical minimum required
donation begins at $2,000 for 20 volunteers.
Please contact us about the type of greening project your group
is interested in doing and we will work with you on finding a
project and budget that works for you.

Contact Us
Corporate Volunteering: Kayla Donley at kdonley@nyrp.org
Community Group and Individual Volunteering:
Volunteer@nyrp.org

Check out our website at www.nyrp.org
or call our office at 212-333-2552 for other
ways to get involved!

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NYC Parks

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities at NYC Parks
NYC Parks is proud to partner with companies – based locally and nationally – to make an
impact in parks across the five boroughs. Your group can lend a hand where it is needed most to
keep our parks clean and green. Projects include taking care of our leafy street trees, restoring
natural areas within our public parks, repainting playgrounds, and planting flowers.
Arrange a Corporate Volunteer project with NYC Parks to help with beautification and
maintenance of our parks. Your group’s project not only improves our public spaces, but builds
camaraderie and team spirit!
To request a project or for more information about our volunteer opportunities, visit our website
at http://nycgovparks.org/opportunities/volunteer.
Contact us today to find the perfect opportunity for your team.

Highlighted Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Care for Street Trees and Forests in New York City
Arrange a group volunteer day with the NYC Parks Stewardship team! Groups of any size can
work together to help restore natural areas, and to care for the trees within our parks and on our
streets. To learn more, contact Marketing Manager Sarah Kuras at sarah.kuras@parks.nyc.gov or
at (212) 360-8216.

Give Back to a Specific Park
Partnerships for Parks, a public-private partnership, works with many of New York’s most
successful companies to help keep our parks beautiful while providing a unique team-building
opportunity for staff. Work with Partnerships for Parks to coordinate customized projects for
groups of any size in community parks and recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.
Activities can include planting flowers, painting playground equipment, cleaning benches, re-
seeding ball fields, and much, much more. For more information, contact the Partnerships for
Parks Corporate Program Coordinator Alicia Raeburn at ARaeburn@CityParksFoundation.org or
at (212) 360-8126.

Volunteer in NYC Gardens with GreenThumb
NYC Parks’ GreenThumb supports over 600 community gardens in New York City.
GreenThumb’s Corporate Volunteer Program accommodates volunteer groups to create
opportunities to beautify and strengthen local community gardens. Opportunities include
planting flowers, bulbs or shrubs, garden clean ups, building raised beds, and providing general
maintenance within the gardens. For more information on how to volunteer with GreenThumb,
contact Project and Design Coordinator Brittany Quale at Brittany.Quale@parks.nyc.gov or at
(212) 602-5310.

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Partnership for
Parks

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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Partnerships for Parks is the public-private program of City
Parks Foundation and NYC Parks that supports and
champions a growing network of leaders caring and
advocating for neighborhood parks and green spaces.

We support parks and the communities who care for them
across the five boroughs. By volunteering through It’s My Park
our partners are part of a collective movement that brings
valuable services and resources to all parts of the City,
including many green spaces that are underserved.

Our projects are requested directly by NYC Parks and
community leaders, so your IMP-act with It’s My Park not only
benefits a park space, it benefits the people who live, work,
and play there.

With over 1,900 New York City parks, there are many ways for
your employees to get outside, explore new neighborhoods,
and make a difference in parks throughout the City.

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Our experienced staff has coordinated projects
for groups as small as twenty, to groups of over
six hundred volunteers at a single location. We
have expertise leading projects ranging from:

From benches and fences to Parks Recreation facilities can also
playgrounds and ball courts, park benefit from painting and clean-up
facilities and features can always projects, both indoors and outdoors.
use a fresh coat of paint.

Parks and beaches are kept clean
Volunteers can assist in the creation,
and beautiful thanks to litter and
maintenance, and beautification of
debris clearing efforts from our
park gardens and tree beds by
volunteers.
planting, weeding, and mulching.

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To learn more, contact: Mary Daly - Corporate Program Manager - MDaly@cityparksfoundation.org - (212) 360-8126
PENCIL

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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OPEN EYES, OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS
PENCIL is a New York City-based non-profit organization. Schools are filled with students who have
potential and ambition to go far, and we envision a city filled with students whose opportunities
match their ambitions. Since 1995, PENCIL has played a critical role in bringing together business
professionals, educators, and students to open eyes, open minds, and open doors. By doing so, we
connect students to success. 
What We Do How We Work
PENCIL makes it easy for business professionals, Relationships have the power to create opportunities
educators and students to work together—in that put students on the path to success. PENCIL's
schools and the workplace, through partnerships, hands-on programs make a real difference as students
internships, and experiences like Principal for a transition from in-school educational experiences, to
Day. 
building careers outside of the classroom. Our targeted
work with business partners ensures schools have
SUPPORT NEW YORK CITY STUDENTS TODAY. access to the resources they need to serve students
effectively, preparing them for future achievements.
 
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Learn more at pencil.org Follow us at @pencil Like us @pencil.org
PENCIL PROGRAMS
PREPARE TOMORROW'S LEADERS TODAY
Many businesses want to become more involved in volunteering with New York City students – PENCIL makes it easy.

Sponsor a PENCIL School Partnership: Host a Summer Intern:
With support from PENCIL, business volunteer PENCIL serves hundreds of deserving and talented New York
groups partner with New York City public schools to City students as a provider of the Department of Youth and
help students transition successfully from in-school Community Development’s Ladders for Leaders program.
educational experiences to careers outside of the PENCIL provides students with over 20 hours of career
classroom. During school year sessions, volunteers readiness training and a match to summer internships at the
use their skills and expertise to help students City’s most prestigious businesses and agencies, equipping
increase knowledge of college and career pathways, students with crucial workplace experiences and skills.
enhance professional skills, and increase social
capital and confidence interacting in professional
settings.

Volunteer with a PENCIL Point of Engagement: STUDENT-CENTERED. MAXIMUM IMPACT.
PENCIL organizes high impact, student centered,
single day volunteer events with corporate
volunteer groups. Volunteers facilitate interactive
college and career readiness sessions for students
at a participating school or on-site in company
offices.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Contact Julia Ostroff, Senior Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations at  212-524-2396 or jostroff@pencil.org
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PennPAC

Focus Area(s): Pro-bono / Skills-Based
Volunteering

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Nonprofit organizations looking to partner with PennPAC on an ImPACt event should
contact: Tracy Ellen Kamens, Operations Manager at tracy@pennpac.org

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Person Centered Care
Services

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; People with Disabilities

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POTS Bronx

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth; Health
& Wellness; Hunger & Food Insecurity

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www.potsbronx.org

About Part of the Solution (POTS):
POTS’ unique “one-stop shop” model of interrelated programming has been designed to
carry out its vision of helping New Yorkers struggling with poverty move from crisis to
stability and ultimately self-sufficiency. Over 30,000 people were helped by POTS’ services
in 2017.

To move people from crisis to stability to
self-sufficiency POTS provides:
Community Dining Room & Food Pantry
Addressing food insecurity and basic nutrition issues, these two
programs serve nearly 1,000,000 meals per year.

Day-to-Day Services
Providing essentials of daily living including showers, haircuts,
and mail services to over 1,000 individuals a year.

Family Club
Offering Comprehensive Case Management as well as
educational, social and nutritional support to families.

Next Step Services Program
Tackling crises such as eviction notices on financial distress with
Case managers, social workers, and attorneys.

Workforce Development Program
Training and support, educational and professional
development opportunities, and ultimately job placement.

On-Site Professional Services
Ensuring basic medical and dental services, financial counseling,
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www.potsbronx.org

Every service at POTS is
How Can You Help POTS delivered with our core
values in mind:
Alleviate Poverty?

Volunteer Hospitality
POTS’ Community Dining Room needs 8-12
volunteers every day to prepare and serve
approximately 450 meals. Shifts are available from
8:15am-11:15pm or 12pm-4pm.

Host a Drive Respect
Respect
Collect pantry items, clothing, toiletries, and baby
supplies. Seasonally, POTS accept new toys,
backpacks and school supplies.

Sponsor an Event
POTS hosts a number a different program initiatives
and special events each year. Contact us to learn Community
more about sponsorship opportunities.

Raise Funds
Gather your team and start a fundraiser of your
own. Contact us for ideas or suggestions on how to
ensure it is a huge success. Empowerment

To learn more or to schedule your involvement,
please contact acollard@potsbronx.org
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www.potsbronx.org
Corporate Giving Levels
Friend Patron Benefactor Sustainer Champion

$1,000 $5,000 $10,000 $25,000 $50,000

Certificate of Support
Certificate in your
company’s name for our
own distribution

Volunteer Event
Your company can volunteer
in POTS' Community Dining
Room

Annual Report and Website
Your company’s name will
appear in POTS Annual
Report and Website

Specialty Talks
POTS will host a discussion
for your employees at
your office

Custom Holiday Drive or
Fundraiser Support
Take part in a holiday chari-
ty drive or fundraiser that is
tailor-made for
your company.
Day at POTS
For one day, your company
can run POTS - every
volunteering opportunity
will be available and you can
even choose the meal.
Sponsorship
Your company can sponsor a
POTS initiative and will be
highlighted in the title {i.e.
POTS Santaland sponsored
by (your company)}
Board Placement
POTS will provide an
interested employee from
your company consideration
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for a spot on its Board of
Directors.
Project
Sunshine

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Children
& Youth; Health & Wellness

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING WITH PROJECT SUNSHINE

Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational,

recreational, and social programs to children and families living with all

medical challenges. We help pediatric patients act and feel like kids.

SENDING SUNSHINE PROGRAMS Great for groups of 15-500+ volunteers

"Sending Sunshine" provides a unique opportunity to companies whose employees may not have the flexibility to

volunteer outside of the office. Programs occur at a company-selected location; packages are then matched with the

needs of local and national medical facilities, where they bring a sense of joy and relief to pediatric patients.

These turnkey events are designed to be all-in-one and easily implemented. Programs are facilitated by our dedicated

team and can be customized to include drop-in opportunities as well as extended sessions.

Project Options
Craft Kits Assembly: Compile individualized packages that contain supplies a child needs to complete a craft activity. 

Surgi Dolls Sewing: Hand-sew dolls for Child Life Specialists and physicians to use to help children prepare for surgery

and other procedures through medical play. 

PARTY TIME PROGRAMS Great for groups of 6-30 volunteers
To plan a volunteer
Project Sunshine’s “Party Time” programs are themed celebrations that bring joy
opportunity for your team,
to young patients in medical centers. These customized volunteer opportunities are
please contact:
facilitated by Project Sunshine's dedicated staff and allow volunteers to transform

hospital halls into festive environments. corporateinquiries@
Volunteers engage with pediatric patients and their families to alleviate withdrawal, projectsunshine.org
anxiety, and the tedium of the hospital experience. Signature activities enjoyed by 212-354-8035

the children, teens, and caregivers include therapeutic and fun favorites such as

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Randall’s Island
Park Alliance

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

ABOUT THE RANDALL’S ISLAND PARK ALLIANCE
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with the City of New
York and local communities to provide an innovative and exciting destination through a wide range of sports venues,
cultural events and environmental exploration. As the dedicated steward of Randall’s Island Park, the Alliance sustains,
maintains, develops and programs the Park to support the wellbeing of all New Yorkers.

RIPA TEAMS THAT HOST VOLUNTEERS
HORTICULTURE
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance Horticulture Team maintains a variety themed, native and ornamental gardens and
landscaped areas throughout the Park. These spaces include our Rock Garden, Water’s Edge Garden, White Garden,
and two Wildflower Meadows.

NATURAL AREAS
RIPA’s Natural Areas Team maintains and monitors the Park’s ten acres of restored tidal salt marshes and freshwater
wetland, as well as miles of shoreline. They host volunteer cleanup and restoration efforts and run environmental
programs, including the Island’s largest free education program which serves thousands of local New York City children
each year.

TYPICAL VOLUNTEER PROJECTS ON RANDALL’S ISLAND
WEEDING
Help us remove unwanted plants. Weeding keeps our gardens and natural spaces free from invasive and undesirable
plants. Weeding allows light to reach struggling natives which are essential for animal habitat and water quality.

PLANTING
The maintenance of Randall’s Island’s natural areas and gardens is a constant and ongoing project. Our Horticulture
and Natural Areas teams often replace failing plants and experiment with new varieties. Volunteers will help put these
new plants in the ground to ensure that our gardens continue to be beautiful for park users and our natural areas viable
for native animals and insects.

MULCHING
Our gardens and wetlands can always use a fresh coat of mulch. Mulch keeps weeds at bay, retains water in the soil,
and ensures that pathways are navigable. Volunteers may help lay protective landscape fabric along pathways and
cover walkways with fresh wood chips recycled from storm damaged trees.

LITTER REMOVAL
Walk around our natural areas, coastline, and gardens removing unwanted debris. Each year volunteers have removed
thousands of pounds of debris from our wetland habitats and shoreline that washes and blows ashore. Removing debris
helps plants and animals thrive and make a pleasant vista for visiting school children and other park patrons.

TO SCHEDULE A VOLUNTEER EVENT
Contact Ellen McCarthy at ellen.mccarthy@randallsisland.org or call 212.860.1899. 248
Read Ahead

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in partnering with Read Ahead!
Through our signature weekly mentoring program and our one-day corporate
volunteering events, we engage over 1,400 busy professionals annually to make a
difference in New York City schools.

Read Ahead's mission is to help students develop social-
emotional skills essential for academic and life-long
success through reading-based mentoring.
Since 1991, Read Ahead has implemented our weekly
program in New York City elementary schools, matching
children with caring, trusted, consistent mentors. During the
2016-17 school year we served over 900 children in 16
public schools, with 96% of our partner teachers stating
that they would recommend Read Ahead to a colleague.

Our signature weekly mentoring program brings
talented professionals together with elementary
students in need of some extra support.
Mentors from over 40 corporate sponsors spend one lunch
hour per week (or every other week) developing a caring,
constructive relationship with their student through a shared
love of reading. Read Ahead matches each partner with a
school near their office, and provides mentors with ongoing
training and support.
Corporate sponsorship starts at $10,000

There are many benefits to partnering with Read
Ahead, and opportunities can be customized to
meet a variety of schedules and budgets, and to
align with your company's philanthropic goals. 
To learn more about corporate sponsorship and
participation in our weekly program, or the one day event
opportunities described below, contact
Ariel Grace, Senior Director, Development &
Communications at agrace@readahead.org or 212-965-2283
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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
Read Ahead's one-day service events are designed to maximize impact while also
providing a great experience for volunteers. We are proud to partner with leading firms
across a variety of industries, with recent partners including Godiva; Google; Paul,
Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Salesforce; and Sidley Austin LLP.

Exploring Opportunities
Read Ahead aims to create fun and enriching opportunities for
our students that will inspire them to think about their future.

Read Ahead's vision is that our students have the opportunity to
unlock their full potential. Through this in-office event, students
will travel to your office to read with volunteers and engage in
fun, educational  activities, creating a memorable and enriching
shared experience.
Fee-for-service starts at $5,000 for up to 25 volunteers

School Celebration
Read Ahead programs are designed to be kid-friendly and
fun. We want all of our students to feel special.

Help us create a unique event experience for our students that
will get them excited about learning and participating in our
program. Volunteers will travel from your office to a nearby Read
Ahead partner school to read with students and participate in
other fun activities. 
Fee-for-service starts at $3,500 for up to 25 volunteers

Beyond the Book 
Providing resources to enhance the experience that students
have in our program is paramount to our success.

Through these in-office opportunities, volunteers will create kits
designed to encourage students' love of reading.  Kits can 
include books, enrichment games, customized bookmarks, and
other activities that will ignite students' imaginations. This is an
excellent opportunity for busy professionals to build team and 
make a difference without leaving the office!
Fee-for-service starts at $2,500 for up to 25 volunteers
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Reading
Partners

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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REGIONAL IMPACT REPORT
readingpartners 2016–17: New York City

By the numbers

1,018 19
students served partner schools

96% 23%
free/reduced price English language
lunch students* learners*

1,024 32,953
community
volunteers
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performance
calculated using 2015-16 student-level data
Reading Partners students are performing
well overall and our youngest students

Program recognition continue to show impressive progress in the
critical early years.

PRINCIPALS TEACHERS VOLUNTEERS All Reading Partners students

100% 99% 96% 82%
met or exceeded their
primary end-of-year
literacy growth goal.
report improved report
school-wide Reading Partners their experience*
reading is valuable
progress* to their school* K-2 Reading Partners students
*Among respondents of 2015-16 or 2016-17 surveys

Gold-standard
research found
Reading Partners'
A leading national
education research
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mastered key foundational
reading skills* needed to
program had a positive and statistically students served by Reading Partners (and
read at grade level.
particularly English Language Learners)

the Institute of Education Sciences What in their literacy skills than comparison *We track growth in the key foundational literacy skills students need to become
Works Clearinghouse. students not served by the program. independent readers, such as alphabetic principle, phonics and vocabulary.

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Riis Settlement

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Seniors

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“a place to grow”

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement (Riis Settlement) is a community-based, non-profit
organization providing comprehensive services and programs to youth, families, immigrants
and seniors in the western Queens community.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION
After-School Tutor at Riis Academy: Ravenswood, Queensbridge
• Help elementary, middle, and high school students improve their literacy
and STEM skills.
• Time: Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6:00pm, At least 1 day per week required.

IMMIGRANT SERVICES
ESOL Tutor: Queensbridge
• Serve as a tutor to students in our English for Speakers of Other Languages
(ESOL) classes. As a volunteer, you will be able to assist students improve their
English language skills.
• Time: Open Availability Monday-Friday

SENIOR SERVICES
Kitchen Aid Volunteer
• Help serve daily meals to our seniors. As a volunteer, you will be able to prepare
meals, serve, and assist with storage maintenance.
• Time: Open Availability Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
Mandarin/Cantonese Interpreter
• Serve our seniors as a language interpreter. Assist our seniors with filing
paperwork, consultations, and participating in daily activities.
• Time: Open Availability Monday-Friday 9am-12pm

Volunteer Information
If you would like to volunteer at Riis Settlement, please visit our website:
www.riissettlement.org/volunteer-your-time/ and fill out an application.

Since 1950, Riis Settlement has been based in New York City Housing Authority’s 10-25 41st Avenue
Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing development in the nation. We serve Long Island City, NY 11101
predominantly low-to-moderate income individuals and over 80 percent of our participants Ph. 718-784-7447
are NYCHA residents. Our mission is to build and strengthen underserved communities in Visit us online at
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Second Chance
Youth
Empowerment
Project

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Pro-bono / Skills-based
Volunteering

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Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project
Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, empower, advocate, and provide social services to
underserved, impoverished, and disadvantaged youths and their families via
afterschool programs, financial literacy, computer literacy training, job readiness
training, drug counseling/rehabilitation referral, job placement & referrals, Music,
and Arts programs.

Vision statement

We are a Not-For-Profit organization with endeavors to empower low-income and
immigrant families become self-sufficient through a comprehensive array of
programs and services that foster hope and promote personal growth and
development.

Who we are

2nd Chance Youth Empowerment Project is a special project (DBA) of the Second
Chance Gospel Music Convention, Inc. which founded in the spring of 1999 and
designated as a federal tax-exempt 501(C-3) charity by the IRS in 2005. After
several years of community development, youth empowerment, and family
support, the North Shore Learning Center was subsequently established in
partnership with World Association for Community Empowerment and 2nd
Chance Youth Empowerment Project in 2014. We currently serve over 535
families on Staten Island through various services including our After School
Tutorial and Recreational Program, Pre-GED/Adult Literacy Services, Computer
and Financial Literacy, Music and Arts education, Women Empowerment and
Advocacy, Youth Empowerment, Job Readiness Training and Referrals, Substance
Abuse Counseling/referral, Social Services, and Civic Engagement.

Partnerships

Our recent partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Public/Private Partnerships
Urban Fellow, NYC Libraries, NYPD, Harbor Library, St. John's University,
Fordham University, Adelphi University School of Social Work, and Staten Island
College is a means of additional resources for our Programs.

Current need

The Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project is an initiative of the Second Chance Gospel Music Convention, Inc, a 501-(C)
(3) charity serving the needs of underprivileged youths and their families.
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We currently run these programs with the help of volunteers/interns, and staff out
of our limited 700 square foot clinical facility. We have endeavored on expanding
to a larger space, preferably a larger (48000 sq. ft.) location in hopes of meeting
the increasing demand for the various services we provide. Children and low
income families depend on our organization for academic support, homework help,
and tutorial in math, science, and Language arts; while enjoying our music, arts,
and recreational activities. Enhance our job readiness, financial literacy programs,
feeding, and substance abuse counseling to help elevate the burdens off low
income families in need. We are actively seeking donations to bring this vision to
reality.

Volunteer opportunities
We seek volunteers to serve in the areas of grant writing, fund raising, program
coordination, event planning, community organizing, tutoring kids, basic computer
training for adults, and administrative assistance.

Contact
Emmanuel R. Wheagar, Executive Director
Office: (718) 442-3405 / Cell: (732)979-9030
Web site: www.scyep.org
Email: secondchanceyouthempowerment@gmail.com

Mailing Address
594 Targee Street
Staten Island, NY 10304

Clinical Address
35 Holland Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10303

The Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project is an initiative of the Second Chance Gospel Music Convention, Inc, a 501-(C)
(3) charity serving the needs of underprivileged youths and their families.
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Shorewalkers

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship; Sports & Recreation

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OU R M I S S I ON
Shorewalkers is a non-profit group dedicated to promoting and preserving New York
City’s surrounding shores. Our environmental and outdoors group has been a leading
advocate for projects such as increasing public access to the Hudson River waterfront,
the development of the Grand Harlem River Park, and the 330-mile Hudson River
Trail. Shorewalkers was instrumental in developing the Batt to Bear Trail, 56 miles from
the Battery in Manhattan to Bear Mountain.

Since 1982, Shorewalkers has led invigorating walks exploring varied and extensive
shore areas in and around New York City. Shorewalkers, and its premier annual event,
THE GREAT SAUNTER, which takes place the first Saturday in May each year, have
won praise and recognition from civic leaders and New York State Legislators.

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VOL UNT EER OP P O RT UNI T IE S
Shorewalkers is looking for volunteers for single-day adventures, project-based engagements,
and ongoing roles. Whatever your interests and strengths, Shorewalkers welcomes you to
share them with a fun group of people dedicated to improving New York’s waterfronts.

G R O UP VOLUNT EE RING AT THE G R EAT S AUNT ER - MAY 5

Visitors from around the world come to
NYC to participate in The Great Saunter
every year—a 32-mile hike around the edge
of Manhattan. Shorewalkers needs large
groups of volunteers to serve as wayfinders COURSE MARSHALS H Y D R AT I O N S TAT I O N V O L U N T E E R S

and support marshals along the route. This Help point these walkers in the right direction Help slake the thirst of Great Saunter
is a great opportunity for volunteers to work and offer valuable information along the 32- participants by serving as a volunteer at one
together outdoors in Spring! mile route that winds up the Hudson River, of our hydration stations along the 32-mile
through Inwood Park, and down the East River. Great Saunter route.

C O N T I NUED VOLUNT EER I NG

ADVOCACY LEADERS HIKE LEADERS GRANT WRITERS
Shorewalkers needs people to help activate Share your favorite walks around NYC with Volunteers needed to research prospects
membership when advocating for goals at Shorewalkers participants, or assist another and prepare grant proposals to foundations,
community meetings and with elected officials. hike leader with his or her event. government, and corporate-donor programs.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS E M A I L L I S T A D M I N I S T R AT O R S S A L E S F O R C E A D M I N I S T R AT O R S
Do you love reading and posting on social Do you have experience managing an Help Shorewalkers leverage Salesforce
media? Shorewalkers could use some help organization’s email list and communications? to make the most of its volunteers’
managing our Facebook, Twitter, and Shorewalkers wants our emails to be read efforts. Experience in implementing and
Instagram accounts. Work with our team to by members and kept out of Junk folders. administering Salesforce highly welcome.
publicize our events and disseminate valuable Looking for someone to conduct an audit of
and fun information to our followers! our email lists and create workflow for most
effective use. Can you help?

P U B L I C R E L AT I O N S FUNDRAISING/SPONSORSHIP

The Great Saunter is an annual event that Shorewalkers cannot operate or grow without
draws a fair amount of media attention. the support of event sponsors and fundraising
Shorewalkers could use someone to assemble that supports our mission. Determined
press package and talking points. Contact volunteers with experience in this area are
media outlets to publicize events. highly welcome.

C ONTAC T
Email us at: shorewalkersny@gmail.com
and include VOLUNTEER in the subject line. @GreatSaunter greatsaunter facebook.com/Shorewalkers shorewalkers.org

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Snug Harbor
Cultural Center
& Botanical
Garden

Focus Area(s): Environmental
Stewardship

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VOLUNTEER WITH SNUG HARBOR

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
is a place where history, architecture, the arts,
horticulture, agriculture, and education come
together to provide dynamic experiences
for all ages.
Our campus is one of the largest ongoing
adaptive reuse projects in America and is one of
New York City’s most unique architectural and
historic landscapes.

1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301 Volunteer Opportunities
718-425-3504
Open 7 days a week, Turn & Learn Compost Workdays
from dawn until dusk with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor
2nd Saturday and 4th Tuesday of each month
For all inquiries, contact: Meet at the Compost Demo Site (SE corner of campus)
Beth Scannapieco
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
bscannapieco@snug-harbor.org
718-425-3511 Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while
learning a practical skill: how to make compost! The best way
to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn &
Other ways to help: Learn sessions will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear
• Administrative tasks closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Gardening/horticulture The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation
• Special events (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with
the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use
We love to work with people of compost locally. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject
all ages and skillsets. Join us!
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South Asian
Student Action
(SAYA)

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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54-05 Seabury Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 * (718) 651-3484 * www.saya.org *

About SAYA
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 youth
development organization in New York City for students in
elementary school through college. Our mission is to foster
a strong sense of belonging in youth and provide them with
tools to thrive academically, professionally and personally.
Established in 1996, SAYA has grown into a $3.9 million
organization currently running programs at nine NYC
schools and our youth center in Elmhurst, Queens.

SAYA is South Asian-focused, yet secular, inclusive and
committed to connecting youth from all backgrounds to
opportunities. According to U.S. Census survey data (from
2012 to 2014), there are now more than 56,000 South
Asian youth between the ages of 5 and 17 years who live
in New York City. Over twenty percent of them live below the federal poverty level—$24,250 for a
family of four. Many are first- or second-generation immigrants and face challenges that can hinder
their chances to be academically successful, graduate high school and go to college. SAYA provides
an accessible, safe and culturally affirming space for all youth and offers mentorship beyond the
classroom so they confidently grow into engaged community members ready for college, career and
personal success.

Our programs are supported by a variety of sources including several New York City Council Members,
NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, ExpandED
Schools, many foundations and numerous individual donors from various backgrounds.

Program Model
SAYA offers year-round programming that takes place during the school day, after school, on weekends
and during the summer. During the 2016-17 school year, over 1,000 youth benefited from our services.
Our holistic and comprehensive programming includes free leadership and identity development,
academic support, college preparation, career exploration, sports, arts and STEM instruction.

Leadership and Identity Development
SAYA provides leadership programs for young
women and men in high school through which
they can develop their personal and social
identities in a culturally affirming space, gain
the skills and knowledge necessary to stay
healthy in mind and body, and have the
opportunity to receive mentorship. Through
activities, discussion and reflection, our youth
navigate the challenges of growing up in the
U.S. at the intersection of race, class, and
gender. The goals of the program are to
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making skills, equip them to practice self-care, facilitate a sense of community and peer support, help
them thrive in high school, college and beyond. To achieve these goals, SAYA builds youth’s social-
emotional learning (SEL) competencies which help them to understand and manage emotions and
actions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Based on this
year’s SEL survey results, we found that high school youth, on average, showed significant gains in SEL
skills after one year of participating in SAYA programming, including a 12 percent increase in Self-
Advocacy, an 11 percent increase in Problem Solving, a nine percent increase in Interpersonal Skills
and an eight percent increase in Belonging.

Academic Support, College Access and
Success, Career Exploration
For our elementary and middle school youth,
SAYA provides homework help and ensures that
all projects and activities include an emphasis
on academic skill-building. We have recently
increased strategic support to youth and their
families as students progress through their
schooling, particularly as they transition from
middle to high school and from high school to
college. High school youth receive one-on-one
tutoring and college advisement, take free SAT
prep classes and go on campus day trips and overnight visits to different public and private colleges.
Youth also receive help with completing college applications, personal statements, financial aid forms
and scholarship applications. The SAYA College Scholarship Fund has to date granted multiyear awards
to three cohorts of youth in order to help mitigate their higher education costs. In addition, youth gain
exposure to different professional and higher educational paths through a range of activities that foster
awareness and curiosity about various fields. Youth in college are encouraged to stay in contact with
SAYA, participate in workshops and social events, are connected to internships and receive tailored
support so they can successfully graduate and embark on fulfilling careers.

Sports, Arts and STEM
SAYA youth participate in various forms of
creative expression such as photography,
poetry, improv, dance and music. They play
basketball, volleyball other sports and board
games as well as practice wellness through
yoga and meditation. Coding, robotics and
architectural modeling classes are examples of
STEM activities they can undertake. In addition,
youth have the opportunity to work on a range
of community service projects.

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How to Get Involved with SAYA

 College Application Mentoring Program
Dates: 2 hours every Saturday, from October 2018 to February 2019
Work closely with one other volunteer to mentor two SAYA youth through the college
application process, particularly in regard to brainstorming, writing and editing personal
statements, supplementary essays, including scholarship applications. If interested, please fill
out this application and send to Fatima Malik at fatima.malik@saya.org.

 Organization Visits/Skill-Building Workshops
Dates: Summers, School Holidays
Another way to get involved with SAYA is to host a group of youth at your organization for a
few hours to help provide them a better understanding of your industry and the various
professions and career paths within it. Volunteers can also help SAYA put together small skill-
building workshops such as resume writing or interview preparation at their organizations in
conjunction with their colleagues.

 Annual Career Exploration Day
SAYA seeks panelists from several broad industry categories for our annual Career Exploration
Day, which exposes high school youth to a variety of professional paths and adult role
models. Through this event, we provide youth with the resources to make informed
educational choices and set goals for their future.

 Sports Tournaments
Participate in joint youth-volunteer sporting events, such as a basketball tournament.

 SAYA Young Change-Makers
SAYA Young Change-Makers is a group of dedicated volunteers who contribute to furthering
our mission by creating awareness of our work. Two ways to be part of SAYA Young Change-
Makers are:

o Join the Steering Committee and help organize program events and fundraisers.
o Promote, attend or volunteer at these events.

If interested in volunteering at SAYA, please email Susan Callo (Development & Special Events
Manager) at susan@saya.org.

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South Bronx
United

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring; Sports & Recreation

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SOUTH BRONX UNITED
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

South Bronx United’s mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for social change, helping youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high
school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character
development through activities on and off the field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.

ACADEMIC
College Prep Tutor or Mentor
Tutors work with small groups of Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in providing them with the academic support needed to graduate
high school and go to college, while Mentors work one on one with high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors to help them
through the college application and financial aid processes.
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When: Mondays or Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, Sept – Jan (1 Semester), Feb-June (2 Semester)
Where: Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451
Commitment: Once a week, 2 hours, at least one semester

ELL Group Tutor
Tutors provide small group support to students who are English Language Learners with a focus on developing reading
comprehension, conversational and writing skills.
When: Monday or Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm, Sept - June
Where: Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451
Commitment: Once a week, 2 hours, one semester (Sept – Jan or Feb – June)

SOCCER
Recreational Soccer Coach
Coaches work with one of the 38 youth soccer teams in the SBU Rec League, coordinating outreach for games, running warm-ups
and drills, and supervising games.
When: Saturdays, Sept – Nov and/or March - June
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Commitment: Once a week for 1.5-2 hours. At least one season.

Travel/Select Soccer Coach
Coaches work with one of the 11 youth travel soccer teams (4 girls and 7 boys) in the SBU Academy program, coordinating outreach
for games, running bi weekly practices, and supervising games.
When: Weekday evenings and Saturdays or Sundays, Sept – June
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Commitment: 3 times a week (2 practices and a game), approx 6-10 hours a week, at least one season.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Junior Board
The Junior Board provides support on initiatives related to fundraising, special events, marketing, and strategic planning. Its primary
goal is to assist in the development of the organization by bringing in financial support and raising awareness and also serves to
cultivate potential members of the Board of Directors.
When/Where: Varies
Commitment: 2-10 hours a month, one year

Annual Benefit Committee
Committee members work with staff to organize, promote, and secure sponsors and donations for SBU’s largest annual fundraiser.
When/Where: August- November, location TBD, meetings at SBU Office or mutually convenient location
Commitment: 2-10 hours a month, Aug-Nov

ONE DAY GROUP OPPORTUNITIES ALSO AVAILABLE. TO INQUIRE EMAIL INFO@SOUTHBRONXUNITED.ORG

Apply online at www.southbronxunited.org/getinvolved/volunteer
For more information on these opportunities, or to learn more about South Bronx United, contact
info@southbronxunited.org | 718-404-9281 | 594 Grand Concourse, Suite 2, Bronx, NY 10451 275
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Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
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Focus Area(s): Children & Youth

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Our Mission
To bridge the gap between
current school curriculum
and the immediate need for Why STEM Education?
schools to prepare students
for STEM opportunities and STEM jobs grow at 3x the rate of
for jobs that do not yet exist. non-STEM jobs.

Only 26% of high school seniors
interested in STEM fields are
academically ready for first-year STEM
classes in college.

<10% of schools in the United
States offer STEM education as a
focus. The disparity is even wider in
urban schools.

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Our Programs:
Our students learn about:
• Virtual reality and stop motion animation
• Coding
• Science
• Engineering
• Robotics
• Maker Space
• Arts

After-school and In-School Science and Tech Fests
Our after-school and in-school programs apply These half-day weekend programs are hands-on
a differentiated approach to learning STEM in learning sessions for kids to learn about everything
order to enable all students, regardless of their from circuits to robotics. Kids can then apply this
diverse learning styles, to tap into their natural knowledge to build functional products.
abilities. Our programs are offered in • Each series focuses on a different theme
communities where STEM programming does
not yet exist, including public, charter, and • Classes are separated by age group to ensure
private schools. kids can interact and work with others at their
learning level

STEM Kids PreK Summer Camp
STEM Kids PreK is a weekly program featuring Our summer program is steeped in a
age-appropriate, student-centered Science project-based, social justice framework that taps
activities, Engineering activities, and robotics. into a student's natural ability to tinker and solve
Our classes are also infused with art & literacy. problems. We offer a teen program for ages 13-16
that run separately from our kids program, which
run from ages 6-12.

Interested in volunteering or want to learn
more? Check us out at stemkidsnyc.org

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StreetWise
Partners

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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StreetWise Partners
Skills for Work.
Confidence for Life.
www.streetwisepartners.org

Become a Mentor!
 Coach an adult, ages 18-65 towards professional success
 13 weeks - Collaborative group mentoring
 Mentor at corporate sites
 Build your resume
 Expand your network + Access to 1000 volunteers
 Monthly meetups/socials
 Serve on a board
 See the immediate impact of your mentorship
Intrigued?
Contact April Griswold, Manager of Volunteer Relations
april@streetwisepartners.org
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Skills for Work, Confidence for Life

StreetWise Partners is the highest rated mentoring program in NYC! We use the power of
mentoring to help low-income individuals ages 18+ find and maintain meaningful employment.
Give 2-hours of your time, make an impact and become a source of inspiration for our mentees!
Sign up to volunteer today!

ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Speed Networking Mock Interview

Give mentees the opportunity to expand Give mentees experience interviewing; We
their professional network, develop their give you the job description, you work your
confidence in public speaking, and perfect magic and then provide constructive
their ‘60-second pitch’. feedback to mentees.

May 15th: PwC, Marsh & McLennan June 5th: PwC, Marsh & McLennan
Companies Companies

May 16th: Barclays, Deutsche Bank June 6th: Barclays, Deutsche Bank

6:30pm – 9:00pm 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Choose the event, day and location that works for you!

Sign up today! (click link below)
https://streetwisepartners.org/nycvolunteer-event-form/

Questions? Contact April Griswold, Manager of Volunteer Relations: april@streetwisepartners.org

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Student
Sponsor
Partners

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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info@sspnyc.org
@StudentSponsorPartners
@SSPNewYork
Student Sponsor Partners

Since 1986, Student Sponsor Partners’ (SSP) uniquely integrated program has provided over 7,000 low-
income NYC students with a quality private high school education. All SSP students are paired with
sponsors who offer financial support and mentors who offer college and career guidance, thus making a
meaningful impact on their lives.

OUR MODEL OUR MENTORS
Students attend one of our 25 partner private Are paired one-to-one with a mentee for
schools. four years of high school;

Financial Sponsors fund every student’s school Meet their mentees in-person 4 - 6 times
tuition for 4 years of high school. a year;

The SSP Team provides support and oversees Contact their mentees monthly; and,
students’ academic progress and needs.
Provide emotional support and guidance
Every student is matched with a caring mentor
to their mentees.
who provides one-to-one support and advice.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Go to http://sspnyc.org and
Click on the “Click Here” button Complete the mentor
click on “Become a Sponsor/
for “Become a mentor only.” application.
Mentor.”

Complete the background check sent to the email you provided from Verified Volunteers
(TheAdvocates@VerifiedVolunteers.com). It will only take a few minutes, and you do not need to
provide your SSN.

An SSP Staff Member will reach out to you when we are ready to pair you with a student for either this
academic year or the coming fall!

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(212) 986-9575 • www.sspnyc.org • 424 Madison Avenue, Suite 1002 • New York, NY • 10017
THE NEED
• All SSP students live below the poverty line: the average per
capita income for our freshman class is $7,161.
• SSP targets students who are vulnerable to falling through the
cracks due to average academic performance and ineligibility
for merit-based scholarships.
• The unemployment rate is 42% higher for those who do not
graduate high school.
• The earnings gap between high school graduates and non-
graduates is approximately $10,000 per year.
• 77% of students from the highest income families earn at least
a Bachelor’s degree, compared to just 9% of students from the
lowest income families.

ALUMNA PROFILE
FANTA SOUMAHORO
SSP Class of 2017 • Saint John’s University, Class of 2021
Since my first day at St. Jean Baptiste High
School, everyone was kind and accepting of me. I
knew very quickly that I was among other like-
minded students who also wanted to reach their
full potential to live their dreams. While it was a
challenge, I maintained a 90 average in school.
Not only has Student Sponsor Partners provided
me with a quality education, it has also provided
me with the opportunity to explore and learn
about different careers at their career workshops
and job shadow days.

SSP’s College and Career Program helped me
to learn about the college application process.
I applied to and received acceptances from
Ithaca College, Howard University, and St. John’s
University. Because of the constant support SSP
has given me, I acknowledge that my academic
achievements and diploma belong to the SSP
family, my school, SSP staff, my sponsors, and
mentor as much as they belong to me. Thank
you SSP for your commitment to me and to my
success.

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(212) 986-9575 • www.sspnyc.org • 424 Madison Avenue, Suite 1002 • New York, NY • 10017
Sunnyside
Community
Services

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Seniors

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Volunteer for a day – make a difference for a lifetime at

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY
SERVICES
 Help to prepare and serve nutritious meals at our Center for
Active Older Adults.
 Paint, build, and brighten our physical spaces.
 Teach a class, help seniors paint and plant, mentor children,
and so much more.
If you would like to volunteer as a corporate team or on an on-
going basis, please contact our Volunteer Department at
Volunteering@scsny.org. Your time and sponsorship can help to
lighten up lives of children, young adults, families, and seniors
throughout Queens.

Sunnyside Community Services provides a range of programs and services for individuals of all ages, including pre-kindergarten and after-school
programs, college and career readiness programs, home care, home health aide training, a vibrant center for active older adults, ESOL classes, family
caregiver services, and social adult day services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or cognitive impairment. SCS is located at 43-31 39th
Street in Sunnyside, NY. For more information call 718 784-6173, email info@scsny.org or visit www.scsny.org.

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Taproot
Foundation

Focus Area(s): Pro-bono / Skills-based
Volunteering

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ADVISORY SERVICES
Taproot Advisory Services helps companies engage their talent to drive social change.
As trusted advisers to our clients, we bring business and social impact goals together through customized pro bono initiatives.

WHAT WE DO
WE DRIVE SOCIAL CHANGE... WHILE MOVING BUSINESS FORWARD
We Design Programs that align business and social We Elevate Brands by creating industry-leading pro bono
impact goals to provide the maximum benefit for our initiatives that position our clients as leaders in corporate
clients and their communities. responsibility.
We Build Capacity by engaging the right talent in pro We Unlock Purpose by creating opportunities for
bono projects that meet social organization’s most professionals to use their unique talents to make a
pressing needs. meaningful impact in their communities.
We Amplify Impact through pro bono support that helps We Develop Leaders through customized pro bono
our clients’ community partners innovate, scale, and engagements that hone the skills leaders need to
deliver vital services. succeed in today’s fast-moving business environment.

OUR SERVICES
Taproot Advisory Services consultants bring a wealth of experience in business, government, and nonprofit management
to their engagements. We offer services that support pro bono programs at any stage of growth, including:
Strategy and Design: We design and refine pro bono initiatives that align business, talent,
and social impact goals.

Program Implementation: Our team manages implementation of pro bono projects and
programs; whether the work goes on for a single day or a full year, we get the details right.

Program Evaluation: We apply leading practices in social impact evaluation to measure
the impact of pro bono engagements on corporate talent and social good organizations.

Research and Thought Leadership: We develop and showcase new thought and
promising practices that advance corporate pro bono service and nonprofit capacity building.

OUR CLIENTS
Taproot has been trusted by 85+ Fortune 500 companies across industries. A sampling of our clients include:

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PRO BONO
Most organizations tackling social problems don’t have
access to resources like marketing, strategy, HR, and IT.
Taproot connects these organizations to skilled volunteers
who provide their expertise pro bono.

“ Pro bono service lets us advance our mission and
“ – Joann
learn new skills without depleting our resources. Executive Director, The Dwelling Place

CORPORATE PRO BONO
PROGRAMS ADVISORY SERVICES LEADERSHIP
Taproot pairs nonprofits with Taproot advises and supports Taproot drives social change
skilled volunteers in areas like companies in developing by enabling pro bono service
marketing, strategy, HR, and IT. customized, high-impact in the US and through a global
We offer in-person and virtual pro bono programs for their provider network. Taproot
engagements, from one-on-one employees and communities. convenes leaders at signature
consultations to team-based events and facilitates field-
long-term projects. building research.

Since 2001 Taproot has served over 4,600 organizations through
skilled volunteers who have delivered over 1.6 million hours of pro bono service.

Working in the US and abroad from: New York City, Chicago,
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The Bowery
Mission

Focus Area(s): Housing &
Homelessness; Hunger & Food
Insecurity

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The Mission
Continues

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Mentoring

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NEW YORK SERVICE PLATOONS
The Mission Continues helps veterans succeed in transitioning to civilian life by
empowering them to deploy their talents against community challenges. At the same
time, we ensure that the public sees the value and honor of their military service and
continued community leadership.

The Mission Continues Service Platoons are teams of veteran and non-veteran volunteers
that mobilize together and are united by the common bond of service. Platoons offer
veterans the opportunity to make an impact in their community while experiencing the
camraderie they found in the military.

Corporate and foundation sponsors join these teams of veterans in their positive
impact on communities and our country—with a financial investment in The Mission
Continues, through employee engagement, and by sharing these veterans’ stories of
service and leadership.

LEAD SERVICE PLATOON SPONSOR $50,000
(ONE PER PLATOON)

SHARED VISIBILITY
• Company logo on Platoon shirts and Service Platoons page on our website
• Announcement of the Platoon Sponsorship through at least one post each on
Facebook and Twitter
• Collaboration to showcase the Platoon’s impact, veteran’s leadership and the
company’s commitment to veterans

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
• Customized service opportunity for up to 100 employees
• A second opportunity for up to 30 employees, along with employees from
PLATOON PROFILE contributing sponsors
• Additional opportunities for employees to connect with platoon members,
The New York 1st Service Platoon has
a focus on urban agriculture in Central including service activites, mentoring, and sharing expertise
Harlem, a neighborhood with over 2,100
homeless students enrolled in their public REPORTING AND RECOGNITION
schools. Additionally, Central Harlem
residents lack access and affordable long- • Service Platoon profile and impact statement for each platoon sponsored
term healthy food choices. As a result, the • Year-end summary covering all of the platoons
obesity rate in Central Harlem is almost 2 • Company listed on our website and in the annual report at the level of total
times higher than the Manhattan average.
Children living in Central Harlem are giving for the year
directly impacted by these challenges.

The platoon has joined forced with
organizations like Harlem Grown, and CONTRIBUTING SERVICE PLATOON SPONSOR $10,000
over the past year has renovated farms on
134th St and 131st street, helped to open a
new farm on 127th street, and assisted with SHARED VISIBILITY
general farm maintenance on an ongoing • Contributing sponsors listed on the Service Platoons page on our website
basis. The platoon has also built fences to
protect the farm, a structure that supports
an interchangeable mural, and repaired EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
a chicken coop that was being invaded by
raccoons. • Service opportunity for up to 20 employees with the platoon, other companies
and community leaders
Together with community partners, they
increase students’ knowledge about
nutrition, farming, and healthy eating while REPORTING AND RECOGNITION
striving to provide youth participants and
their families with access to local, nutritious • Service Platoon profile and impact statement for each platoon sponsored
food. • Company listed on our website and in the annual report at the level of total giving
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SPONSOR TESTIMONIAL
“The Marcus Foundation partnered with The Mission Continues in 2015 to launch its
first service platoon in Atlanta. In providing a grant to launch the service platoon, we
were looking to provide veterans in Atlanta with an opportunity to continuing serving.
By the end of the grant term, our expectations were overwhelmingly exceeded. Not only
ACTIVE PLATOON CITIES were veterans volunteering with the service platoon, but they were having a restorative
Phoenix, AZ St. Paul, MN impact on the communities they served in. The Marcus Foundation has since invested in
Bay Area (San Columbia, MO The Mission Continues’ strategic vision for the city of Atlanta. We believe in their ability
Francisco/ Kansas City, MO to heal and restore both our city and the lives of our veterans.”
San José) CA St Louis, MO
Los Angeles, CA Charlotte, NC — Marcus Ruzek
San Diego, CA Newark, NJ Program Director, The Marcus Foundation
Colorado Springs, New York, NY
CO Cleveland, OH
Denver, CO
Washington, DC
Columbus, OH
Portland, OR OUR MISSION
Jacksonville, FL Philadelphia, PA
Miami, FL Pittsburgh, PA
Orlando, FL Nashville, TN The Mission Continues was founded in 2007 to provide opportunities for veterans
Tampa, FL Dallas, TX adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.
Atlanta, GA Ft. Worth, TX
Columbus, GA Arlington, TX
Honolulu, HI Houston, TX Today, The Mission Continues achieves transformational change by deploying veterans
Chicago, IL San Antonio, TX to serve as part of operations across the country, where they work alongside nonprofit
Indianapolis, IN Hampton, VA
Boston, MA Norfolk, VA
partners and local leaders to make a measurable impact on challenges facing
Baltimore, MD Richmond, VA underserved areas. Our operations work to solve some of the most pressing issues
Detriot, MI Seattle, WA facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food
Minneapolis, MN Tacoma, WA deserts, mentoring at-risk youth, and more. Through this unique model, veterans build
new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military
while making long-term, sustainable transformations.
New York 1st Platoon:
Manhattan For the communities we serve, veterans have proven to be a force multiplier. They lend
skills, experience and strength in many ways - solving problems creatively, drawing in
New York 2nd Platoon: other veterans, and organizing volunteers for maximum impact. By tapping into the

The Bronx talents of this generation of veterans, community initiatives and national organizations
will be able to do more than they even thought possible.

New York 3rd Platoon:
Brooklyn FOR MORE INFORMATION:
New York 4th Platoon:
Staten Island MISSIONCONTINUES.ORG/SERVICE-PLATOONS
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The New York
Foundling

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Children & Youth

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Established by the Sisters of Charity as a home for abandoned babies in 1869, The
Foundling has grown into one of New York City’s leading child welfare organizations.
Through evidence-based and evidence-informed programming across a wide range of
service areas, we pursue our central mission: to empower children and families
struggling with poverty and lack of social opportunity to live healthy, independent, and
fulfilling lives. In total, every year we offer over 20 unique programs reaching 30,000
children and families throughout the New York metropolitan area and in Puerto Rico,
with programs serving:

• At-risk children and those in the foster care system
• Families struggling with instability
• Adults with developmental disabilities
• Youth involved in the juvenile justice system
• Infants and toddlers born into difficult circumstances
• Pre-schoolers in Head Start programs
• Young scholars involved in the child welfare system

There are many ways corporations and organizations can help support the children and
families we serve. The following is a selection of volunteer opportunities offered at The
Foundling, however, feel free to contact volunteer@nyfoundling.org or 212-886-4087
for questions or to learn about other ways you can support us!

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How you can be involved.

STUFF A DUFFLE GET ADULTS JOB PROVIDE
Collect much READY MEMORABLE
needed supplies and Help our young EXPERIENCES
toiletries for children adults prepare for Host an outing for
in foster care who the job market by our adult and
are experiencing the practicing interview young adult clients
great outdoors – skills, assisting with
often for the first with resume developmental
time – at Camp creation/editing, disabilities.
Felix, our overnight, discussing Suggested outings
sleep-away camp in professional attire include a museum,
the Putnam Valley. and share your sporting event or
(April-June) insight about life in Broadway show.
the working world.

KEEP SMILES CAREER NIGHT HELP NEW
HEALTHY Do you love what PARENTS
Keep our youth in you do and where Support our
foster care smiling- you work? Come to programs by
collect dental care our annual Career hosting a drive to
items and create kits Night and share collect bottles,
for our dentists to your insight with blankets, onesies,
distribute and our teens in foster diapers - then
reinforcing positive care. (April/May) package them into
dental hygiene bundles that we
practices. will distribute to
first-time parents or
parents in need.

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More ways to help your
neighbors thrive.
DRESS DOWN AND DO GOOD: Host a fundraiser at your company
where everyone who gives at least $5 to The Foundling gets to dress
down on an appointed day.

JUNIOR BOARD: Join our dynamic group of passionate, young
professionals from diverse industries who volunteer their time,
talents, and energy to raise critical funds for The Foundling.

SPONSOR OUR EVENTS: Join us with your clients and colleagues
in support of our two major events - The Blue Party (May), is in honor
of Foster Care Awareness Month, and Fall Fête (November), is in
honor of National Adoption Month.

MATCHING GIFTS: Double the impact by having your company
match your donations.

HOLIDAY DRIVE: Collect gift cards, new toys, and new winter
clothes for our children and families during the holidays.

Have other volunteer ideas? Please contact
volunteer@nyfoundling.org, we can help you create a meaningful
custom event.

590 Avenue of the Americas | www.nyfoundling.org | 212-886-4087 | volunteer@nyfoundling.org
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Thrive Collective

Focus Area(s): Arts & Culture; Children
& Youth; Mentoring

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THRIVE COLLECTIVE 2018 NYC SERVICE LOOK BOOK

PUBLIC ART DISCOVER YOUR HARNESS THE
TRANSFORMS OWN RHYTHM POWER OF STORY
RESET EXPECTATIONS MADE TO BE PLAYED TOYS TO TOOLS

CREATE WITH US

Detail from student mural at Telecommunications HS (Brooklyn 2017)

Bring Art Back: Eradicate Artless Education
Bring Art Back is about justice. We can't imagine a world without visual or
performing arts, music or film, or any expression at all. And neither can you. Yet we Thrive Collective

sentence a quarter of a million mostly low-income New Yorkers to an artless
creates hope and

education everyday. Together, we can eradicate this injustice within three years by
opportunity

connecting artists, volunteers, and youth workers with local schools as teaching
through arts and

artists, art directors, and mentors. Project based learning integrates life and art
mentoring in public

skills, as students cultivate a shared vision and bring that vision to life.
schools.

304 W 124 ST, FL 3, NEW YORK, NY 10027 / 347-921-4426 / INFO@THRIVECOLLECTIVE.ORG / @NYCTHRIVE
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Champion the Cause
There are three ways you can help champion the cause. Visit ThriveCollective.org today to get started.


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Your contributions support When you wear, give, or use Help us spread the word
project based learning and exclusive Bring Art Back about #BringArtBack!
accredited curriculum that merchandise, you represent Advocate on behalf of
integrate life and art skills the movement. Proceeds from children we rob of access.
through in-school electives, each purchase goes directly Volunteer on a mural, mentor
after school clubs, seasonal towards supporting the arts in a student, help us fundraise,
intensives, and weekend schools. raise awareness, and petition
community mural programs. your local officials.

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Volunteer Opportunities
Art Skills: Helpful, but not Required
Your time is valuable. You volunteer because you
have something beautiful to offer the world. You
want to make a difference. That’s why we match our
volunteers to opportunities where you’ll add the
most value. We promise to never give busy work.

Thrive’s volunteers empower students to create
masterpiece lives as they beautify the world around
them. Our collaborative teams embrace student-
with students. School days, October - May.

led public art as a vehicle for awareness, change,
and wrap-around supports necessary for all NYC
✓ After School. Help staff after school arts clubs.
students and schools to thrive — without exception
October - May.

or condition.

✓ Mentors. Mentor middle or high school
Specialized volunteers are always needed. Email
students. October - June.
info@thrivecollective.org for details. Regular
volunteer opportunities include:
“Projects like this turn
✓ School Murals. Help prep, paint, and protect
schoolyard murals up to 1,500 square feet. good schools into great
Saturdays and many school days, April - June
and September - October. schools and good kids
✓ School Mural Intensives. Help paint
into great students.” 

community murals in July and August. - Teresa Dovi, Principal 

✓ Murals, Media, Music and Mentors. Guest PS 102 (Brooklyn)
artists and professionals conduct workshops,
demonstrations, and facilitate discrete projects

SEEKING PURPOSEFUL ADULTS
Do you live, work, or worship within fifteen minutes of a public middle
or high school? If so, consider School Mentors. We improve
educational and life outcomes for public middle and/or high school
students by matching them with purposeful adults for yearlong,
school-based life and vocational mentoring.

Through small group mentoring during dinner two or three times a
month, School Mentors teaches responsible citizenship while
cultivating character and life skills, educational and career options, and
professional relationships and networks. Current opportunities at
seven schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
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TutorMate

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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TutorMate
The Nation’s Preeminent Online
®

Volunteer Tutoring Program.
Our nonprofit has
amassed an army
of 5,000 volunteers
from 200 major
corporations, focused
on one mission: helping
students learn to
read by the end
of first grade.

“ TutorMate enables anyone who has an
Internet connection and 30 minutes per week
to help a student learn to read. This program is
doing outstanding work to close the literacy
gap in districts across the country.

—Dr. Terry Grier, Former Superintendent, Houston Independent School District Innovations for Learning
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How TutorMate Works
Ten volunteers are placed into a team to work with first grade at-risk students in a
classroom. Each volunteer is assigned a particular student, for weekly 30-minute sessions.

The teacher publishes an online schedule of hours that tutoring can occur. Tutors reserve
time slots each week, and can change their reservation online anytime to accommodate
changes in their schedules.

To start each session, the tutor calls the classroom to connect to the student by phone.
Tutors can conduct sessions from the office, at home, or anywhere with Internet access.
The tutor and student log onto our website, which enables them to read stories together
and play word games.

How your Corporation can Become a Partner
Joining TutorMate only requires a commitment to recruit at least one team of 10 tutors.
Our corporate partners also defray our costs of supporting the volunteers, by contributing
$2,000 per classroom (or $5,000 for three classrooms for each 30 volunteers recruited).

We do all the work necessary to get a corporation started with TutorMate as an
“Engagement Program in a Box.” We provide corporations with templates for recruitment
emails, flyers, and posters. All training of tutors is done online by our training support team.
We provide hotline support during the school day, and each corporate partner is assigned
a TutorMate representative for support.

To learn about the TutorMate program, please contact Dan Weisberg at dan@tutormate.org.

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TutorMate: Win-Win-Win
Win for Corporations.
“ The TutorMate program was very easy for
our company to launch; IFL did all the heavy
lifting. It’s also easy to scale because of how
tailored the program is to busy employee
schedules. Our employee volunteers are
grateful that our company provides this
unique opportunity to give back so easily
to the communities we serve.

—Mark Fontana, Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank

Win for Tutors.
“ Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing
students improving their reading skills
progressively during the school year. Thanks
for giving us the opportunity to be part of
that success!
” —Arturo Andrade, JPMorgan Chase

Win for Students. Average growth in reading (DRA) scores


TutorMate Students 10.85

Jocelyn came to me with minimal reading Non-TutorMate Students 9.42
skills. She has already grown four reading Average reading (DRA) scores
levels since September and I truly contribute TutorMate Students 13.75
parts of her success to the time that you have


Non-TutorMate Students 12.19
dedicated to working with her. 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 13.0 14.0

—Bonny McCoyne, first grade teacher

To learn how your organization can become a TutorMate partner, please contact Dan Weisberg: dan@tutormate.org.
Please click here to view TutorMate videos from our corporate partners and school districts, television media, and press.
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It all starts with literacy.
UJA-Federation
of New York

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Children & Youth; People
with Disabilities; Seniors

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UJA-Federation of New York

TIME FOR GOOD
CORPORATE GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Time for Good is the go-to place for Jewish volunteerism. It’s an innovative new platform for
finding volunteer opportunities that are high-impact, engaging, and meaningful.

TimeforGood.org aggregates volunteer opportunities from hundreds of CUSTOM CORPORATE
UJA’s nonprofit partners and grantees on a single dynamic, searchable VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
site, allowing volunteers to match their abilities and interests with
service needs across the five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island. At UJA, we know volunteerism
isn’t just good for our community;
We offer a wide variety of corporate volunteer opportunities, and will it’s also a great way to encourage
work with you to customize dynamic programs to suit corporations of all team-building and comradery.
sizes. A few of our most popular focus areas are listed below. We look forward to working with
you to create a custom volunteer
• Elderly — Lead games and activities, visit isolated homebound seniors, or opportunity for your organization.
serve lunch to older adults facing food insecurity.

• People With Special Needs — Plan a social outing or lead arts and crafts
projects for young adults with developmental and/or learning disabilities.
To learn more, contact Alice
• Kids and Teens — Lead various recreational activities (e.g. arts and crafts, Lewin at lewina@ujafedny.org or
reading, and outdoor games) with kids and teens across New York. 212.836.1645.
• Employment — Provide training for various job-readiness skills (resume
review, group or one-on-one mentoring/coaching, mock interviews) along
with a tour of your corporate office.

• Poverty — Plan an assembly project on-site at your office to supply our
community partners with essential items needed by their clients — school
supplies, healthy snack packs, hygiene kits, and basics for babies.

• Revitalization Projects — Help lead a park cleanup, gardening day, or other
projects which bring our community closer together. TimeForGood.org
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Union
Settlement

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Environmental
Stewardship; Hunger & Food Insecurity;
Seniors

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237 East 104th Street, New York, NY 10029 • unionsettlement.org

EMPOWERING EAST HARLEM SINCE 1895

Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all
ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities.
Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and
community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers
with opportunities to better their lives. By helping our neighbors realize their
goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem.

Help us empower East Harlem! 
Our volunteers enable us to provide essential programs and services to our East Harlem
neighbors. Volunteering as a group gives employees in your organization the opportunity
to interact with each other outside of work and meet employees from different
departments, all while giving back to the local community.

Volunteers can work in our garden, planting flowers or beautifying our playground. Other
volunteer groups have held job readiness workshops, while others have coordinated and
hosted parties for seniors at one of our four Senior Centers. A list of possible activities can
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be found on the following page. We are also welcome to your suggestions.
Volunteer Opportunities
Meals on Wheels: Help pack and deliver meals to seniors in the East Harlem community. Volunteers
pack hot and cold meals and then separate into teams to deliver meals to seniors either on foot or in our
transport vans with our program staff. Many of our seniors are homebound and live alone, so volunteers
provide them with the meals they need and someone to talk to. Meals are delivered Monday through
Saturday from 9:00am to 12:30pm. We can accept groups of 10-15 people. Training is provided.

Ethnic Festival: Every year in May, Union Settlement hosts a block party that celebrates the different
cultures and people of East Harlem. There are multi-cultural performances, local vendors, music, and
activities for all ages. Volunteers help us with set-up, monitoring festival booths, and event breakdown. We'll
be hosting our 26th Annual Ethnic Festival on Saturday, May 19, 2018. We can accept groups of any size.

Community Garden: We invite volunteer groups of up to 25 people to come help us clean up and
revitalize the garden space during the spring, summer, and early fall. Volunteers are also invited to
come help our community gardeners with spring plantings in May.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Spend a morning filling bags with turkeys and trimmings and/or an
afternoon distributing food bags to East Harlem families in need during our annual Thanksgiving Food
Drive. We ask volunteers to help during the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year. We
can accept groups as large as 15 people.

Career Workshops: Host a career-related workshop for high school students in our College Readiness
program and disconnected youth in our Career Academy program. Volunteers can help with a
professional dress fashion show, resume-building workshop, or mock interviews. Career panels can also
be held where volunteers discuss the work they do and answer questions from students interested in
their fields. Groups can include 5-10 people and workshops are held throughout the year.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Parties: Help us wrap the hundreds of gifts that are donated to us during our
annual Holiday Toy Drive. We ask volunteers to come to Union Settlement in large groups for social
“wrapping parties” with our program staff. Wrapping parties are scheduled during mid-December.

To learn more about opportunities for both volunteer groups and individuals, contact
Cristina Valbuena-Castor, Manager of Special Events & Volunteer Programs
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University
Neighborhood
Housing
Program

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Housing &
Homelessness

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UNIVERSITY
NEIGHBORHOOD
HOUSING
PROGRAM
In the past 10 years UNHP has
worked towards that mission by
providing various services, such as
free income tax preparation and
financial literacy for low income
individuals.
In 2017, we assisted over 1,418
households with filing of their federal
and state taxes. The average
adjusted income for these families
Mission: to create, preserve, and was of $17,100 and refunds of
improve affordable housing and $1,405.
bring needed resources to the
Northwest Bronx. In collaboration, With the commitment of dozens of
UNHP offer financial and housing volunteers we make sure our Bronx
services for free to community neighborhoods receive all the money
residents.  they are entitled to.

PARTNERS ECONOMIC
FOR CHANGE IMPACT
UNHP works with great Over the years, by providing free tax
partners such as Ariva,  preparation services UNHP returned 
Fordham Bedford Community over 13.1M in fee-free State and
Services, & local banks to Federal refunds to Bronx tax
help filers enroll for public filers. Our goal is to continue to offer
benefit, open bank accounts this free service in our community and
and apply for affordable help filers avoid high fees and
housing.  predatory products.

UNHP SERVICE DAYS
UNHP will provide tax preparation days throughout the
tax season on an appointment basis, while also
designating additional days throughout the tax
season to four Senior Resident building.
The VITA Program is held on select Wednesday (1pm-
6pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm).

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ALL POSSIBLE
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YOU CAN HELP LEAD THE WAY
Every year UNHP seeks out individuals to
Greeter help provide free alternative to costly
preparation and bring awareness around
Ambassador financial literacy. By assisting tax filers
with translation, completing intake forms,
accessing credit reports, applying for
Preparer apartment lotteries and preparation of
income tax forms. 

LIFE OF A VOLUNTEER
Tax Preparer Greeter or Ambassador  
 As a Tax Preparer,  you will only As an intake volunteer, you will
assist clients with Tax Returns greet tax clients and assist them in
within the scope of your training filling out preliminary paperwork. 
and certification. Translate for filer 
Taxslayer is very user friendly, As an essential step in the process 
making the data entry and tax it is important to provide a friendly
preparation easier. and welcoming atmosphere for our
After each tax return is completed a clients.
quality review is performed by a  To become an intake volunteer, you
trained staff, to confirm that the will need to complete a brief online
client is getting all the credits they training and examination. Then, you
qualify for will sign up for your shifts of tax
 A site manager will always be preparation, and be ready to help.
available to answer questions and
take care of the rare, more difficult
cases.

BEFORE VOLUNTEERING 
1) IRS VITA Certification 2) Software Training
Link and Learn
This e-course focuses on different  You’ll review terms and tax
tax terms and forms, all at your own scenarios
pace  Prepare sample returns
 IRS publication is provided for test  Learn about NYS filing
preparation and as a reference tool Become familiar with Taxslayer— a
during tax season tax and accounting software used
At least basic Certification is by tax professionals and
required accountants to file tax returns
**After successful completion of Visit tax site and get a glimpse for
the online certification course you what the income tax season would
are ready to attend a hands on be like
Software training

REWARDS OF VOLUNTEERING 
The expertise you’ll gain and your commitment is a great
resume builder!!!
Learning to file your own return
Gain data entry and interpersonal skills
Help low-income families keep the money they earn,
Income which is needed for living expenses such as rent
Great satisfaction from volunteering in your community
Phone: (718) 933-2539 Email: volunteers@unhp.org
Website: www.unhp.org Facebook.com/ universityneighborhood Twitter: @unhp
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USO

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development

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About the USO

OUR HISTORY
Established in Times Square, just prior to the
onset of America’s involvement in World War
II in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt
sought to unite six civilian agencies into the
USO we know today. Over time, the USO has
become the bridge between Americans and
their military service members.
Since the President of the United States
signed our Congressional charter in 1979,
the USO has evolved, developing new
programs and services to meet the ever-
changing needs of troops and their families,
while holding fast to the original mission.
Today, the USO continues to be by the
side of troops and their families every step
of the way, providing nearly 11 million
experiences each year.

OUR MISSION
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home
and country, throughout their service to the nation.
We accomplish this mission through our network of more than 180 locations throughout the world,
more than 400 entertainment events each year and a variety of programs working together to
strengthen our military and their families and provide resiliency and reintegration resources.

THOSE WE SERVE
The USO supports service members and their families from the time they enter the military until they
transition back into civilian life. We support service members (Active Duty, National Guard and
Reserve) everywhere including: military families, wounded, ill and injured service members,
transitioning service members and families of the fallen.

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USO Partnership Opportunities
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
The USO of Metropolitan New York offers a variety of corporate volunteer opportunities, including events
for large groups. Each year volunteers assist service members and families at our centers and help
deliver USO programs. A day in the life of a USO volunteer can include a variety of duties and countless
opportunities to show America’s military our gratitude for their service.

2017 Corporate Volunteer Opportunities include:
 5K Run/Walk
 Fleet Week New York
 Holidays for Heroes
 Operation That’s My Dress
 Operation That’s My Ride
 USO Centers
 Veterans Week

CAUSE MARKETING
The USO works with companies to develop cause marketing campaigns that enable corporations to give back
to our service men and women while supporting the company’s business and helping the USO increase public
awareness and funding. Your account manager will work with you to develop a campaign and ensure we
achieve the collective goals we set together.

PROGRAM SUPPORT
The USO offers companies an opportunity to work alongside us as we provide our service members with the
comforts, connections and confidence they need to thrive during and after their military careers. The construct
of our work under these focus areas offers companies the opportunity to sponsor our programming
thematically.

For more information on how your company can support the
USO of Metropolitan New York
Please contact: Cathy de Silva – Chief Development Officer
212.695.5590 x. 263 / cdsilva@usonyc.org
www.usonyc.org
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United Way of
New York City
(UWNYC)

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; Environmental
Stewardship; Hunger & Food Insecurity

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Building a City of Possibility
There are 8.4 million people living in New York City. Over 25% of these New Yorkers are struggling to cover the basics, including
housing, food, childcare, savings, taxes and healthcare.

Based on over 75 years of service and our unique vantage point at the intersection of business, government and nonprofits, United
Way of New York City (UWNYC) is ready to implement a strategic solution to this crisis. By 2020, UWNYC will move 50,000 New
Yorkers along the path from poverty to self-sufficiency — the ability to meet basic needs without public or private assistance — in
neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

Join Us
UWNYC invites you to join our Volunteerism Program and become part of our strategic solution.

Build Your Team = Elevate your Corporate Community = Enhance Employee Morale

How to Sign Up!

Step 1: Submit your Request
Check out our online calendar of available opportunities at unitedwaynyc.org/pages/volunteer-calendar. To organize a custom
activity for your team, please visit action.unitedwaynyc.org/page/s/volunteer. Our volunteerism team handles each request with
quality customer service, so please be sure to submit your request a minimum of 4–6 weeks before your desired project date. Please
allow at least 8 weeks of planning for multiple projects or large-scale events.

Step 2: Confirm
Once our volunteerism team matches you with an activity, we will coordinate with you and the appropriate community-based
partner(s) to develop and confirm the project, serving as liaison throughout to ensure your volunteer day is well organized.

Step 3: Recruit
Assign a company team leader to communicate volunteer assignments, details about the project, clothing recommendations,
directions, etc. to employees. Be sure to recruit the number of volunteers needed for your particular project!

Step 4: Complete your Project
Have fun with your colleagues while giving back to NYC! And don’t worry – a UWNYC team manager will always accompany your
team at the project site.

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Hands-On Volunteering
Meal Preparation and Service Food Pantry Assistance
Approximately 1.4 million New Yorkers don’t know from where In New York City, 2.6 million people regularly have trouble
their next meal will come. Through our network of emergency affording food. Through Hunger Prevention & Nutrition
food providers in the Hunger Prevention & Nutrition Assistance Assistance Program (HPNAP) and the Emergency Food
Program (HPNAP) and the Emergency Food & Shelter Program & Shelter Program (EFSP), UWNYC partners with over
(EFSP), we ensure that those in need have access to healthy 500 pantries around New York City to provide families
and nutritious meals. Volunteers will assist in preparing with nutritious food every week. Volunteers will assist with
and serving meals to individuals at one of these community assembling and distributing pantry bags to families visiting the
kitchens. pantry.
Teams of 5–20 = Community event = $25 per person Teams of 5–20 = Community event = $25 per person

Urban Gardening Packing Kits
Many low-income New Yorkers live in “food deserts”– Many of our community partners do not have sufficient funds
neighborhoods with virtually no access to fresh fruits and to purchase crucial material goods needed for their clients.
vegetables. In an effort to address this, UWNYC launched its Corporate partners can assemble essential supply kits as an
Urban Farms initiative to provide fresh produce where it is inspiring team-building activity, while bringing tangible comfort
desperately needed to educate people on the importance of and encouragement to those in need. Kit components are
eating fruits and vegetables and to unite neighbors around an purchased by UWNYC and shipped to the specified venue.
initiative that benefits the whole community. A typical urban
Teams of 5 –50 = In-office event = Team-Building
farm provides approximately 1,200 pounds of fresh produce to
its community each growing season. Volunteers will help build = $40 per person + kit costs
or revitalize one of these community gardens with activities
such as planting, harvesting, composting, mulching and
weeding. • Literacy Kits • Hygiene Kits
Teams of 5–15 = Community event • Basics for Babies • School Supplies
= $40 per person + additional material costs • Reading Kits • Healthy-Snack Packs

“I’m going to look at people differently now...this volunteer experience humbled
me because you really never know who’s struggling.”
– Lisa Chau, Express

Sorting Donations
UWNYC’s nonprofit partners often receive high-volume donations and need extra hands to sort and categorize them. Volunteers
play a crucial role for these organizations that may not have the capacity to get these donations out into the community. Volunteers
will assist in sorting, categorizing and packing donations so that they may reach individuals in need.
Teams of 20–50 = Community event = Team-Building = $25 per person

United Way of New
324 York City
Community Drives
Back to School Donation Drive
UWNYC’s education programs focus on early-grade literacy, middle school success and high school graduation. However, many
low-income families do not have sufficient funds to purchase school supplies for their children. Our corporate partners can play an
important role in ensuring that all of our City’s students come to school everyday with the necessary tools to learn.

Holiday Drive

Holiday time is particularly challenging for low-income families–not only do they have to figure out basic needs but there
is added pressure to purchase gifts. Our corporate partners can play an important role in ensuring that all children in our
Education programs receive an exciting gift during the holidays, including books, toys, and educational games.

Skills-Based Volunteering
Career Panels and Workshops
UWNYC has a long history of working with youth to ensure they are graduating high school college- and career-ready. Currently,
less than 30% of students graduate from high school ready for college. Volunteers can help introduce at-risk high school students
to a variety of professions and career opportunities. Students can tour corporate office settings, learn about various career paths
and even get some tips on applying to college.
Teams of 5–15 = Community or In-office event = Skills-Building = $40 per person

Resume Review and Mock Interviews
In New York City, 50% of individuals are at or near the poverty line and 729,000 are unemployed. UWNYC’s goal is to help financially
insecure families move away from crisis situations to more stable environments. Volunteers will help prospective job seekers polish
their resumes and practice their interviewing skills in a corporate setting.
Teams of 5–15 = Community or In-office event = Skills-Building = $40 per person

Volunteer Tax Assistance
1 in 3 families in New York City do not have savings set aside for use in emergencies. The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
program provides substantial financial benefits to America’s working poor.  Unfortunately, many New Yorkers who qualify do not
apply because they don’t know about the program, don’t know how to apply or are intimidated by the process. Volunteers who
want to put their professional skills to use will be trained to provide free tax preparation for low-income New Yorkers to
determine their eligibility for the EITC
Individual opportunity = Community event = Skills-Building = No additional costs

BoardServeNYC
BoardServeNYC offers you the opportunity to take volunteerism to the next level by serving on a nonprofit board, which includes
donating your time and professional expertise in service to the community. UWNYC’s BoardServeNYC initiative can help you acquire
the skills and knowledge needed to serve as an effective board member. Participants are selected through an application process
and once accepted, attend a one-day training session, where they learn about the New York City nonprofit sector, the
roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and how to evaluate potential board service opportunities. After completing the
training, candidates are introduced to local nonprofits that are actively recruiting board members. For more information, visit
www.boardservenyc.org.

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V-ELMS

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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Summer Book
Take away

V-ELMS Who We Are….
Our VISION is panoramic in its approach to the
development of the whole child; strengthening
the mental, social, emotional, and physical well
being, as well as inclusion of the child’s family
in the process to secure completely the future
success for each child.

Why We Serve….
We serve because students drop out of
school every year—but we’ve helped 99% of
JOIN V-ELMS
ours graduate 8th grade on time.
We serve because when kids struggle at
school, they can feel demoralized and
VOLUNTEER!
depressed—but under the guidance of our
mentors, they discover strengths they never
Become a MENTOR!
knew.
We serve because kids are explorers—and Become a TUTOR!
their potential to shine is unmatched. www.v-elms.org
Our program changes lives. It teaches kids
never to give up on themselves. 417 Myrtle Avenue #64A
We create confident learners out of silent Brooklyn, New York 11205
listeners, and joyful students out of passive
observers. In essence, we build explorers. 877-727-7750

Everyone Shares in
Learning.

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V-ELMERS’

Virtual Education Life Skills Mentoring Services
V-ELMS’ mission is to assess, evaluate and mentor
underserved 8 -18 year olds to achieve ‘life-long
goals’ in their personal,
educational and future
career lives.

V-ELMS’
Volunteering:
MENTORING V-ELMERS’
V-ELMS Mentoring is a year long
commitment to your mentee. Testimonials:
Mentors and mentees are
matched according to learning Delon S. 6th Grader
styles, personalities and V-ELMS is a good program. I’ve learned a lot of things, gone on
hobbies/interests. The virtual fun field trips, and they have inspired me to improve my grades.
interaction occurs via our We get help with our homework, and I have learned to organize my
proprietary online campus, where book bag, so I can find things easily. If you are struggling with a
mentors and mentees discuss subject V-ELMS helps you with it. Help V-ELMS help me and the
Character Development and other kids.
Leadership. Mentees correspond
to their mentors on a weekly Mentor G.K. - V-ELMS, as an organization, strives to create
basis. Once a month, a face-to- innovative and age appropriate curriculum, which fosters close
face, three-hour meeting takes bonds between mentors and mentees. Above all else, I was happy
place to discuss the to serve such a creative program.
correspondence topics. This
culminates with hands on STEAM Daouda N. 7th Grader
projects for the mentee guided by I’m a 7th grader and the V-ELMS organization has helped me
the mentor. throughout middle school. Before V-ELMS I use to be depressed. I
TUTORING thought that I was the only person in the world without a friend. I
thought everyone hated me. I didn’t talk to anyone even to my
V-ELMS Tutoring is a weekly
parents. Now, when I come to V-ELMS everyone treats me like
commitment to mentees in an
family.I love V-ELMS! It really changed me and made me a better
after school environment. Mentees
student and person.
will either be in grades 5 – 8
depending upon the volunteer’s
preference. Homework, skill sets
Mentor K. C. - V-ELMS’ members do it for the thank you. The
look of my mentees’ faces at graduation said it all. We were
and computer assistance are the
acknowledged not only by the school, but as a private unit, the
focus areas. The sessions last an
projection we received was simply, “Wow you showed up, you really
hour and thirty minutes. Tutors
have my back!”
will assist the facilitator with that
day’s lesson. A PROUD 501 C 3 PRODUCING SOCIAL CAPITAL
Join V-ELMS and VOLUNTEER
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VISIONS Services for
the Blind and Visually
Impaired

Focus Area(s): Adult Education & Skills
Development; People with Disabilities

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Our mission is "For Everyone To See What Is Possible"

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a non-
profit rehabilitation and social service organization. VISIONS
purpose is to develop and implement programs to assist blind and
visually impaired people of all ages to lead independent and active
lives, and to educate the public to understand the capabilities and
needs of people who are blind and visually impaired

What we do:
 Individualized rehabilitation training at home or in the com-
munity
 Social services
 Employment training and Job Placement
 Group and community education and activities
 Short-term stay Residential Vocational Rehab Programs

Our Impact
 Employment of people who are blind (#1 in New York
State)
 Promoting independence and self-sufficiency for people of
all ages who are blind
 An educated public about the needs and capabilities of peo-
ple who are blind
 Support for families and unpaid caregivers
 Increase physical activity, disease management and social
connections

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Corporate and Employee Engagement Opportunities

VISIONS offers an array of volunteer opportunities/activities for employ-
ees with options to suit organizations of all sizes.
 Sponsor a Bingo or Ice Cream Social Event
 Meal Service– Assist with serving meals to our seniors and engage with
our participants– Monday thru Friday 2:30 to 4:30pm
 Host a resume and interview workshops for both adults and youth
 Host an Intern- Can your organization use the services of a highly moti-
vate, well trained intern with little cost to you except your time and need to
get your work done. VISIONS can connect you with a person to alleviate
some of your burdens while gaining invaluable experience as they build
their professional resumes. Dozens of men and women of all ages have
been placed in internships that have led to full time, paid employment.

VISIONS welcomes new corporate volunteer opportunities. We are com-
mitted to working with organizations of all sizes to find the perfect oppor-
tunity for your team to get involved. Even if that means creating a custom
volunteer opportunity for you.
We also welcome any volunteers who are able to contribute their profes-
sional skills.

For more information, please feel free to contact Natasha R.
DeLeon Volunteer and Program Coordinator at 646-486-4444
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ext. 213 or at NDeleon@visionsvcb.org
Young Women’s
Leadership
Network (YWLN)

Focus Area(s): Children & Youth;
Mentoring

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Inspire Leaders.
Mentor Today. 2017/2018
Volunteer Opportunities

Cool Women, Hot Jobs
8:45 AM – 12:00 PM • OCTOBER 19 @ Bronx • NOVEMBER 8 @ Brooklyn • NOVEMBER 30 @ Astoria •
FEBRUARY 6 @ East Harlem • APRIL 11 @ Queens
Be a career mentor for an exciting morning at TYWLS! We need volunteers from diverse personal and professional
backgrounds who are eager to share their educational and professional journeys with students. You will connect
with 6th-9th grade students in small groups to speak about the skills, interests, and motivations needed to
succeed in your field. It’s always a fun way to experience the sisterhood of TYWLS!

Jumpstart to College
9:30am-2:30pm • OCTOBER 24, 2017
Help us kick senior year into high gear! In this day-long mentoring session for all TYWLS seniors, you will join 300
students for hands-on workshops designed to help students manage the expectations, emotions, and planning
of entering college. You will work with students in small groups using the provided conversation guides and
activities to discuss time management skills, mapping coursework and majors, and how to make the most of the
college experience.

BRAG! Party
8:30 AM -12:00 PM • APRIL 24 or APRIL 25, 2018 @ New York Academy of Medicine
JJoin us for a boisterous and energetic morning spent learning the arts of self-confidence and bragging. Often
compared to an executive coaching session, this workshop leverages the talents of Peggy Klaus, communication guru
and author, as she leads all participants in strategies and techniques for owning your ambition and success. By the
end of the workshop, you’ll be more than a little impressed with yourself - and with our students!

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Create Career Pathways
Host students at your workplace for an unforgettable volunteer experience
Whether your company is committed to inclusion, looking for new ways to support internal
groups, or eager to host a fun volunteer day, hosting our students is the best way to inspire
them to pursue careers in your industry or offices. Team up with our experts to bring our
turnkey content to your workplace this year.

TYWLS Works
10:00 AM–2:00 PM • FEBRUARY 13, Brooklyn • MARCH 6, East Harlem • MARCH 13, Astoria • MARCH 22,
Queens • MARCH 27, Bronx
Create an unforgettable experience at your office by hosting a small group of students.You and your company
will host 12-14 high school sophomores for an abbreviated day of hands-on learning and career exploration. We
will collaborate to create an agenda and activities for your team, ensuring a day that is mutually beneficial for
students and volunteers alike. You will identify two lead hosts and 10-12 engaging volunteers that highlight a
diversity in roles, tenure, experience, and background, and ask you to provide a healthy lunch and company swag
or mementos for students to take with them.

TYWLS Tech Explorers
3 WEEKS of JULY 2018
Host the next generation of entrepreneurs and coders
for a one-time visit at your workplace! This intensive
three-week program challenges students to dream
up, develop, code, and pitch real web applications that
address issues and needs in their communities. We ask
hosts to provide working space (and wifi!) for thirty
students, as well as a networking lunch for students and
volunteers to talk college and careers. For most of the
day, students work independently on their curriculum,
but we love hosts with relevant expertise who want to
send mentors or present mini-workshops!

For more information or to register for an event visit www.ywln.org/volunteer or contact us at volunteers@ywln.org

Equalizing Education. Achieving Success.
Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two life-changing programs that empower students to
break the cycle of poverty through education:

• The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS), • CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), a school-based
a network of high-performing all-girls public college guidance program for young women
secondary schools. and men.

Young Women’s Leadership Network
322 8th Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 207-3221 334 @ywln1
www.ywln.org 