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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

The next windows to apply to be considered for TFA NY Associate Board membership will be August 15 – October 1, 2023 and January 1 – February 15, 2024. For more details, contact Jessica Scalise at

Meet Our Associate Board Members

Alexandra Bartholomew Michaelson (Chicago '10)
Greenwich Public Schools

Alisha Jain
Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Amy Pinkus (Bay Area '17)

Andrew Brown (Detroit '15)
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Andrew Callister
Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Development co-Chair

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

Angus Cusack
American Industrial Partners

Ankeeta Shah
PhD candidate, University of Chicago

Austin Rehm
WP Global Partners

Brian Cantrell
Vornado Realty Trust

Christina Wright (Metro Atlanta '12)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Cody Sumpter
J.P. Morgan

Daniel Maltsev
The Blackstone Group

Dylan O'Shea (Baltimore '08)
Quorum Private Wealth
Membership Vice Chair

Emily Myerson (New Jersey '12)
Achievement First

Eric Hubey
H.I.G. Capital

Jackson Kelner
TA Associates

Jake Waskowitz
TA Associates

Jaspinder Kanwal
Jefferies LLC

JR Fujimoto (Louisiana '08)
Board co-Chair

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

Board co-Chair

Kavya Tewari

Michelle Chen
TA Associates

Membership co-Chair

Mrinal Singh

Rachel Smith

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

Samir Parikh
Islet Management

Selah Hampton
US Mobile

Programs Chair

Soham Kamat

Membership co-Chair

Stephanie Li
Bregal Sagemount

Usman Baig
Brookfield Asset Management

Board Vice Chair

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

William Van Ullen
The Blackstone Group

Development co-Chair

Yin Lin (New York '11)
64 Squares

Zack Milles
Warburg Pincus

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