Last week at Centro Español, the City Year New York Alumni Board hosted the 2013 Alumni & Friends Fundraiser! The annual Alumni Event engaged nearly 75 City Year alumni, family, and friends and featured 13 raffle items which were combined to form 6 exciting prize packages. The fundraiser gave guests the opportunity to learn more about where City Year is today and the impact current corps members have made throughout their year of service, as well as City Year’s long term impact goal and ways to remain engaged as members of the alumni community.
2012 City Year New York graduate and current Civic Engagement Team Leader Crosby Newcomer-Falk reflected on his year of service at PS 345 in East New York, Brooklyn.Crosby told a story about David, a fourth grader he worked with in East New York last year. By using the the allure of Pokemon cards, Crosby helped David bring his reading level from second grade to on-track, and prepared him to “walk on his own” in fifth grade.
A special thank you to Centro Español for hosting the event, Brooklyn Brewery, Flatiron Wines, and Grey Dog Catering for providing food and beverages, and to the Alumni Board event planning committee members Kristy Brown, Trude Goodman, Qianna Brooks, Amy Furman, Ylia Wilson, Adam Spar, Nay Petrucelli, Lauren Upton, and Alison Washbaugh.
Check out a few great moments below!