The City Year New York Associate Board held its Annual Benefit last night at the Housing Works Bookstore Café in SoHo. The Associate Board is a group of 24 young professionals, who are lending their time and energy to support our mission to keep New York City students in school and on track to high school graduation. The Board engaged over 117 of their friends and colleagues to socialize, support and learn more about CYNY.
A special thanks to Associate Board members Loren Fishkind, Jackie Beer, Matt Cunha, Justin McEvily and Brian Snyder who imagined and executed the event flawlessly. Congratulations to all of our raffle and auction winners who won a wide range of exciting prizes. By far, the highlight of the evening was corps member Elizabeth Ward who shared her story about serving students at IS 126 in Long Island City, Queens.
“Over the past few months Shamia has totally transformed. Not only has her behavior improved but so has her attitude towards school. She’s participates more in class and is proud to show me her classwork. Shamia is only one of the 15 students that I work with every day that I know I have made a difference to.” – Elizabeth Ward
Thanks for your incredible service, Elizabeth, and thanks to the 253 other corps members in New York City who are giving a year of their lives to make an impact where it’s needed most.
To view more photos of the event, check out our Flickr page. For more information about how you can get involved in City Year New York’s Associate Board, contact Kim Gillman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.