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Join the New York Edge Young Professionals Council


Join the New York Edge Young Professionals Council

The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, character and attitudes for success in life.

They are currently seeking volunteers to join as members of their Young Professionals Council. The New York Edge Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a group of people in their twenties and thirties motivated to give back to the local community. The YPC offers networking and social events, fundraising initiatives, volunteer activities, board training and mentoring to serve in the future. YPC members engage with the New York Edge Board of Directors on occasion, sit on or lead committees, and plan events throughout the year. The YPC serve as ambassadors for New York Edge and advocates for the 40,000+ students they serve each year throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

- Financially support New York Edge through various events or appeals throughout the year.
- Attend at least 50% of scheduled meetings throughout the year.
- Communicate and promote the mission and programs of New York Edge to network.
- Build awareness and connections for New York Edge in the young professional community.
- Help develop new fundraising opportunities for New York Edge in partnership with the New York Edge staff.
- Assist, execute and participate in special events hosted by the YPC.
- Aid New York Edge in securing auction/raffle items and sponsorships for special events.
- Generate attendance among your network for special events.

Various locations

Starting June 30, 2020, with a monthly commitment

If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Esthefania Rodriguez via email at

*This is not a New York Cares project*


New York Edge, previously Sports and Art in Schools Foundation, helps bridge the academic performance gap among under-achieving students by extending the school day and year with wholesome, skill-building activities designed to improve New York City children’s academic performance, health and wellness, attitude towards school, self-confidence, character and values, and opportunity for lifelong employment. They serve more than 20,000 students in over 150 public schools, and all of their programs are provided free of charge.