Volunteer to mentor ambitious first-generation college students!


Cause Areas


Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:30 AM - Sat May 05, 2018 04:00 PM


589 8th Avenue5th FloorNew York, NY 10018


America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Our flagship Fellows Program is a two-year, intensive mentoring and professional training program where first-generation students ("Fellows") are paired with young professional volunteers. Our New York program workshops take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Career Coaches work with college students during Saturday sessions to build their professional skills and help them realize their career potential. ANY curriculum covers all kinds of professional development topics from resume preparation and interview etiquette to giving and receiving feedback and managing up. At workshops, Career Coaches typically participate in group or one-on-one work with Fellows; for example, writing and reviewing a cover letter or building a pros/cons list for deciding between two internships.

Please complete the survey below to be contacted about volunteering at an upcoming workshop: https://newyorkneedsyou.wufoo.com/forms/rn5685a0sqkdux/


  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Workshops are held 1-2 times a month on Saturday
  • Career Coaches must have at least one year of full time, post-graduate work

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