Five Things Friday: Week of 10/4

  1. Hard to believe it was just this week but Tuesday we hosted our first New York Investment Community Breakfast. Mr. David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, Inc. and the New York Times‘ Andrew Ross Sorkin were just two of our honored guests that morning.  You can read all about it here.
  2. Wednesday evening we co-hosted a discussion on Shirley Sagawa’s new book, The American Way To Change. Our audience was full of representatives from different service organizations in  the area.  There were also great conversations about where we are as a city, state, and country in national service, and of course, where we’re going. A recap of the event can be found here.
  3. The book event wasn’t the only cool thing happening at CYNY on Wednesday.  The New York Civic Engagement team was hard at work on October 6th kicking off their Corporate Service Day fall season by engaging 83 volunteers from Barclays Capital with service at La Guardia Memorial House in East Harlem.
    The once blank walls of the hallway are now livened up with murals for the youth of East Harlem to enjoy while using the facility for afterschool programs and other community events. Additionally, they built bookshelves and benches to be used in the library. It was a great start of the 12 days already scheduled for the Civic Engagement team and they are excited to continue transforming and beautifying the neighborhoods of New York City!
  4. Today was an exciting day for office-based Senior Corps Members as they met their Deloitte mentor this morning.  Deloitte has long been a supporter of City Year not only financially, but also through a mentorship program where many SCMs can get career and professional advice from their Deloitte buddy.  Mentor-mentee pairs were revealed, games were played, and Deloitte’s Martin gave the first training of the season which covered Financial Planning.  The SCMs left not only with a great mentor to look forward to getting to know better, but also with tools on tracking expenses and managing budgets. Thanks, Deloitte!
  5. This year’s College & Career Day is set for Friday, November 5.  Every year CYNY dedicates a day to helping Corps Members start their LACY (Life After City Year) thinking process.  If you are a college or graduate institution that would like to be represented at the College Fair portion of the day, please contact Nichole Herring at  If you are a non-profit, corporation, or public service program that would like to be represented at the Career Fair portion of the day, please contact Leah Hoffman at