Futures and Options and our partners share a commitment to the education of underserved youth. We believe that the prospects for our city's economy are strongly linked to the abilities of its workforce.
Along with our founding sponsor, the Alliance for Downtown New York, partners have included more than 300 private and nonprofit businesses, 100 New York City high schools, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City's Department of Education, The Municipal Forum of New York, and corporate and private foundations.
Partners for a Decade
We're proud that the following businesses have been partners in our internship program for a decade. We salute their commitment to empowering our city's underserved youth through meaningful, mentored internships year after year.
Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc.
Battery Dance Company
Century 21 Stores
Empire State Development
Gruzen Samton LLP
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
The Inner Resilience Program
Jefferies & Company, Inc.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
National Museum of the American Indian
New York State Nurses Association
Roosevelt & Cross, Inc.
Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc.
The Single Parent Resource Center, Inc.
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
For a complete list of our private and nonprofit business partners please click here.
Futures and Options is a proud member of the Career Internship Network (CIN), a program of the Youth Development Institute. The Career Internship Network includes more than 20 New York City institutions with established internship programs that encourage adolescents to explore careers. Futures and Options is also a member of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus and the College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY).
Thanks to a partnership during the past two summers with New York Cares' Youth Service Summer Program, graduates of the Career Essentials Program were able to continue to prepare for work and explore careers while giving back to New York City as volunteers. The New York Cares' Youth Service Summer Program provides teens with meaningful community service opportunities, along with service learning activities and reflection. Founded in 1987, New York Cares enables 48,000 New Yorkers each year to serve in hands-on volunteer projects benefiting schools, social service agencies, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations. New York Cares is now the city's leading volunteer organization, helping 400,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers.
We also provide technical assistance to other community-based organizations and schools seeking to start or expand youth career/job readiness programs. Our team can also facilitate career workshops for other youth programs.
To learn more about technical assistance from Futures and Options, please email Emily Tartanella or call 212-601-0002.
We thank the following businesses who partner with us to provide enrichment and career exploration activities for all of our Futures and Options programs.
The Blackstone Group
Brooklyn Academy of Music
CB Richard Ellis
FBR Capital Markets
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Millenium Hilton Hotel
New York County District Attorney's Office
New York Stock Exchange
Roundabout Theatre Company
Saatchi & Saatchi
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Virgil Scudder & Associates