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Join the New York Associate Board

We are a group of passionate individuals committed to creating positive change within the movement for education equity in New York City.

Teach For America New York 2019 Gala

About Us

Since 2007, the Associate Board (formerly the Junior Board) has rallied support among New York City’s champions and has raised nearly one million dollars to support Teach For America New York corps members, alumni, and the over 160,000 kids they collectively serve.

What We Do

Our sights are set on building sustainable support for Teach For America New York through:

  • Events that spread awareness about the need for better education for all kids in NYC, regardless of zip code.
  • Fundraising that directly supports better education for kids in NYC that need it the most!
  • Volunteer experiences that offer an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.
  • New members and new friends! Learn more about joining below.
Associate Board members come together in celebration and camaraderie to commemorate a year of impact at the Annual Benefit Dinner.

Join Us

Become an Associate Board Member

Associate Board members formally agree to take their passion for education equity to the next level through the following activities:

  • Investing your time and ideas through quarterly meetings, volunteer opportunities, and annual events.
  • Committing to fundraising (or giving) $2,500 or more for NYC’s kids.
  • Connecting us with people and organizations in your networks to help bring TFA NY closer to reaching its goals.
  • Educating yourself and advocating to your peers about how we can improve the education outcomes for low-income communities in NYC.
  • Volunteering your time to opportunities that impact kids in our city.

Interest in TFA NY's Associate Board

Contact Jessica Scalise for more details: Jessica.scalise@teachforamerica.org.

Meet Our Associate Board Members

Adam Garson (Philly '09)
Goldman Sachs

Alex Johnson
UBS Investment Bank

Alexandra Bartholomew Michaelson (Chicago ’10)
Greenwich Public Schools

Allysa Axelband (New York ’05)
Parent

Andrew Senter (Bay Area ‘10)
ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions
Alumni Chair

Brendan Hawkes (Metro Atlanta ‘11)
Laureus Sport for Good

Brian Cantrell
Vornado Realty Trust

Carolyn Harbaugh (Rio Grande Valley ‘08)
Credit Suisse

Christina Wright (Metro Atlanta ’12)
Alston + Bird

Cody Sumpter
J.P. Morgan
Finance Vice Chair

Dakotah Rice
Coatue Management

Daniel Maltsev
The Blackstone Group

Dylan O'Shea (Baltimore '08)
Bank of America
Membership Vice Chair

Emily Myerson (New Jersey ‘12)
Achievement First

Harold Shaw
Unbail-Rodamco-Westfield

Jake Zellner (Bay Area ‘17)
AlphaSights

Jaspinder Kanwal
Jefferies LLC
Finance Chair

Jay Nam
The Blackstone Group

Jordan Walton
Bregal Sagemount
Sales Vice Chair

JR Fujimoto (Louisiana '08)
WarnerMedia
Membership Chair

Katherine Roger (D.C. '08)
Propel America

Marie-Renee Chamblain (Oklahoma City '16)
Zearn

Marius Bizimungu
Alvarez & Marsal

Matt Zezula
J.P. Morgan Chase + Co
D
evelopment Vice Chair

Michael Lefferts (New York ’10)
Lazard

Michelle Chen
TA Associates

Rachel Smith
Braze

Samantha Miller (Philly '10)
O'Melveny + Myers LLP
Development Vice Chair

Samir Parikh
Islet Management
Sponsorship Vice Chair

Samuel Tedesco
Saw Mill Capital

Soham Kamat
Bizzabo

Taryn Benarroch (New York ‘05)
NYU Abu Dhabi

Taylor Cathcart
Candidate for MBA and MSDI at Northwestern University

Tyler Kline
Accenture

Usman Baig
Brookfield Asset Management

Vanessa Tantillo Aronson (New York ‘14)
ASPCA

Victoria Senter (Chicago ‘13)
Kokua Education

Victoria Stork (Mississippi Delta '11)
Baker & Hostetler, LLP

Vikram Rangraj
Rize Education

William Van Ullen
KKR & Co. Inc

Wilson Guaraca
Facebook

Yin Lin (New York ’11)
Zoran Medical
Board Chair

Zakariah Malik (Bay Area ‘14)
Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

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