Welcome to City Year New York

Over the last couple of months we have added some new team members here at City Year New York.

Jeff Elgart joins City Year New York as our new Deputy Executive Director of Development. Previously, Jeff has served as the Senior VP for Advertising Sales and Branded Entertainment for several media outlets including MTV. He has an impressive track record in media sponsorship sales and leading sales departments. Hew was also a member of the executive launch team for LOGO – a new MTV affiliated network targeting the Gay and Lesbian community that launched in 2005. He is a seasoned manager and mentor, and has been a “Big Brother” to the same “Little Brother” since 1995.

Dymphna Bloodworth joins the City Year team to lead the service department are our Service Director. Dymphna has been a teacher in both the U.S and abroad, and holds a masters degree in education. She is a City Year Alumna from City Year San Jose’s 2003corps, where she served on the Young Heroes Team.

Yalenis Cruz joins City Year as the Emerging Zone Director overseeing the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesent, East New York, and Long Island City. Yalenis has been working in youth development for 9 years for The Children’s Aid Society at Manhattan Center HS where she was the Community School Director. She has a BA in Psychology and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public administration.