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Share your expertise and interest with students attending a NYC public school by teaching a seminar in-person or virtually through the W!se Institute. Seminars are on 8-10 consecutive weeks. Choose to teach one seminar date or the series. We provide you with technical assistance and support.

The W!se Institute, a program of Working in Support of Education, is seeking volunteers to lead seminars on a variety of topics relevant to transitioning from high school to college and careers.

Seminar leaders can choose to teach a seminar from W!se lesson plans or can design their own. Teach one or more sessions. Each session is 45-60 minutes. Dates and times will be based on availability. Teach on your own, or team up with other people!

About the W!se Institute: Launched in 1993, the W!se Institute holds hour-long, interactive seminars for students during the day each Wednesday afternoon that focus on career skills and opportunities, college preparation and lifelong learning skills. Seminars are delivered by industry experts and faculty. All students receive 32 hours of seminar instruction over 8 to 10 week modules.

The Institute offers a broad range of seminars for students including everything from business skills to STEAM skills, professional expectations and academic classes. Here are some examples of recent seminars:

  • Personal Finance
  • Public Relations & Speaking
  • Haitian Language and Culture
  • Robotics
  • Quilting
  • Playwriting
  • Hip-Hop Dance

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email with your resume to Sheila Beatty, W!se Institute Program Manager at:

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About Working In Support of Education


227 East 56th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10022, US

Mission Statement

Working In Support of Education (WISE) is a New York City-based not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing services and programs that prepare students for college and the work place with programs that focus on real world learning opportunities, applied learning and financial literacy Founded in 1999 by Phyllis Frankfort, a well-known educator and education policy advisor, WISE helps schools and teachers design, implement and fund programs which engage students, providing real-world opportunities that enhance students' academic experience, and help prepare them for college and the workplace. Wise prepares students for challenges outside the classroom; Ø leadership and civic engagement, Ø financial literacy and responsibility, and Ø college and the work place.


WISE programs and initiatives include: · The Quality of Life Program and Scholarship Competition The Quality of Life program is a project-based learning exercise designed to provide real-world opportunities for students and empower them to make a difference. Under the program students develop research-based proposals to address particular social issues in their communities, plans to improve the "Quality of Life" in their city. The program culminates in a scholarship competition for students. One of the early winning projects - the SAT Preparatory Course - was funded and has been successfully implemented since 1999. · The Sanford I. Weill Institute for Lifelong Learning The Institute, housed at the High School of Economics & Finance, is a model school-corporate community partnership. The Weill Institute provides a college-like seminar series offered once per week for students; administers an extensive workplace skills development program; designs learning resources and incentive programs for students; and raises funds for student scholarships. · SAT Preparatory Courses for Financially Underprivileged Students Since 1999, WISE personnel have offered SAT preparatory courses to financially underprivileged students from Manhattan high schools, through a program generously supported by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation. · The High School of Economics & Finance The High School of Economics and Finance, a New York City public school founded in 1993 by WISE president, Phyllis Frankfort, provides 750 students with an exciting and unique finance focused educational experience. · The New York Financial Literacy Coalition New York Financial Literacy Coalition, formed in 2000, brings together corporate leaders from finance and banking, non-profit organizations, teachers, school administrators, and parents with one common goal: promoting financial literacy among young adults. The Coalition works to promote awareness, finance-related programs, conferences, curricula, and teacher training.

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Education & Literacy


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Multiple locations New York, NY 10019



  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Market Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Robotics
  • STEM




  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-12 hours
  • Volunteer pre-survey, resume, and outline.

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