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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.

Associate Board members participate in volunteer experiences that offer an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.

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.

Contact Julia Schmidt for more details.

Membership Waves

  • July (reach out in mid-June): Week of 7/8-7/12
  • August (reach out in mid-July) Week of 8/5-8/9
  • September (Reach out in mid-August): Week of 9/9-9/13
  • October (reach out in mid-September): Week of 9/30-10/4
  • December (reach out in mid-November): Week of 12/9-12/13
  • February (reach out in mid-January): Week of 2/3-2/7
  • April (reach out in mid-March): Week of 4/6-4/10

Meet Our Associate Board Members

Vanessa Tantillo Aronson (New York 2014)
Advocacy Chair

Albért Auclair 
The Arc Companies LLC

Taryn Benarroch (New York 2005) 
NYU Abu Dhabi

Marius Bizimungu
Alvarez and Marshall

Nicole Brisbane (Miami Dade 2005) 
Policy and Political Consultant
Advocacy Vice Chair

Anne Bush

Josh Brookstein (New York 2003)
Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC

Brian Cantrell 
Vornado Realty Trust

Taylor Cathcart 
Two Sigma Investments 

Caitlin Donohue (Massachusetts 2016) 
Uncommon Schools

Lindy Gould (Chicago-Northwest Indiana 2012) 
Membership Vice Chair

Jeff Grasso
Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Carolyn Harbaugh (Rio Grande Valley 2008)
Credit Suisse

Chante Harris
Diversity Vice Chair

Brendan Hawkes (Metro Alanta 2011)
Student Success Network

Alex Johnson

Nick Julian
Parthenon Capital

Jaspinder Kanwal 
Jefferies LLC
Finance Chair

Nicolle Lee
Voya Financial

Kevin Liang
The Boston Consulting Group

Yin Lin (New York 2011)
Sage Vacations
Events Chair

Jeffrey Lu
North Island

Emily Myerson (New Jersey 2012) 
Achievement First

A.J. Nagaraj (Hawai‘i 2006)
Stony Brook University
Membership Chair

Samir Parikh 
Hudson Bay Capital Management
Sponsorships Vice Chair

Natasha Seng 

Andrew Senter (Bay Area 2010)
Alumni Chair

Victoria Senter (Chicago-Northwest Indiana 2013) 
Harlem DREAM

Mei Shen
candidate for M.B.A., Columbia University

Adam Simon 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co

Derek Smith (Houston 2002) 
A House on Beekman

Cody Sumpter 
JP Morgan Chase
Finance Vice Chair

Grace Sutherland (Charlotte-Piedmont Triad 2012)

Adrian Uribarri (Chicago–Northwest Indiana 2010)
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Associate Board Chair

Jack Walsh (New York 2013) 
Macquarie Capital

Jordan Walton
Bregal Sagemount
Sales Vice Chair