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Donlin, Recano & Company Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Futures and Options

On May 12th, Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. (DRC), a division of DF King Worldwide and a leading provider of claims, noticing, balloting, solicitation and technology solutions, generously hosted a wonderful fundraising event at Bowlmor Times Square to benefit Futures and Options.

Scott Stuart, Executive Director of Donlin, Recano & Co. with Tonya Gayle, Senior Program Director at Futures and Options, Aruna Singh, Futures and Options intern and Patty Machir, Executive Director of Futures and Options.

Scott Stuart, Executive Director of Donlin, Recano & Co. with Tonya Gayle, Senior Program Director at Futures and Options, Aruna Singh, Futures and Options intern and Patty Machir, Executive Director of Futures and Options.

The event was a great success, raising over $10,000 for Futures and Options, which will enable us to serve more New York City youth in the coming year. We are so grateful for our partnership with Donlin, Recano & Company and special thanks to Scott Stuart, Elizabeth Ellison and Edmund Lempenski for all of their hard work putting this fantastic event together.

 

Read on for more about this terrific fundraiser.

 

Capital One Gives Back Through "One Week"
On May 17th and 19th, 14 associates from Capital One volunteered with our spring Pre-Internship Program during the bank’s “One Week,” a company-wide volunteer initiative designed to help meet the needs of local communities where associates live and work.

Pre-Internship Program participants with Capital One volunteers from left to right: Sanjay Mukhi, George Sterling, Jacob Danielski, Marrian Mikail and Donald Damron.

Pre-Internship Program participants with Capital One volunteers from left to right: Sanjay Mukhi, George Sterling, Jacob Danielski, Marrian Mikail and Donald Damron.

A panel of volunteers spoke at two career development workshops about their positions at the bank and shared stories about their career journeys. We are tremendously grateful to the Capital One volunteers for their generous donation of time and talent to our youth. 

 

Read on for more about these volunteer events with Capital One.

 

Making a Positive IMPACT – Deloitte Career Day!

A massive thanks to Deloitte for hosting a group of our students and alumni at Deloitte’s Impact Day 2011! This was our first year participating in Deloitte’s annual, nationwide day of community service.  Sixteen Futures and Options students and alumni were treated to a morning of career exploration and interview training at Deloitte’s Two World Financial Center offices, courtesy of 12 Deloitte volunteers  from various groups within the firm.

Deloitte volunteer Ryan MacDonald mock interviewing Luis Gonzalez, Futures and Options alum.

Deloitte volunteer Ryan MacDonald mock interviewing Luis Gonzalez, Futures and Options alum.

The day was a big hit with the kids – a fantastic combination of career exploration, networking and skills development. Our most sincere thanks go to Christine Wade, Ryan MacDonald, and our board member Stephen Musante, without whom this event would not have been possible.

 

Read on for more about Deloitte Career Day.

 

Goldman Sachs Hosts Career Day

On May 27th, Futures and Options partnered with Goldman Sachs to host a career day for Lower Manhattan high school students. Goldman Sachs professionals from the Investment Management, Equities, Human Resources, Technology, Compliance, and Operations divisions, spent the day teaching students about the various career options in financial services.

Mock interviewing at Goldman Sachs. From Far Left: David Slama, Goldman Sachs, with Jeffrey Luk, Futures and Options Intern, Kevin Jin, student at Stuyvesant High School, Tai Huynh, student at High School of Economics and Finance, and Charles Bagley, student at Stuyvesant High School.

Mock interviewing at Goldman Sachs. From Far Left: David Slama, Goldman Sachs, with Jeffrey Luk, Futures and Options Intern, Kevin Jin, student at Stuyvesant High School, Tai Huynh, student at High School of Economics and Finance, and Charles Bagley, student at Stuyvesant High School.

Twenty-two high school juniors and seniors participated in the event,  including Futures and Options interns interested in careers in financial services, and students recruited from Stuyvesant High School and the High School of Economics and Finance.

 

Our thanks to Chanel Dennis and the Goldman Sachs CTW team, as well as our educational partners from Lower Manhattan, for creating this exciting opportunity. We appreciate your support in helping to make this event a great success!

 

Read on for more about the career day at Goldman Sachs.

 

HSBC Sponsors Financial Literacy Event

On April 28th, HSBC’s Asian & Pacific Islanders Committee (APIC) philanthropy committee led by Amit Chabra and Shangrong Wu, teamed up with Futures and Options to sponsor a financial literacy event for nearly 20 students from George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School, who participate in a spring internship program sponsored by HSBC Bank USA NA.   

 

The event, held at HSBC’s New York City corporate headquarters, began with a tour of the trading floor.  Then, interns and APIC members viewed portions of Your Life, Your Money, an HSBC-sponsored financial education documentary produced by PBS. The students asked questions of a panel of HSBC employees from diverse areas of the company.


Futures and Options is tremendously thankful to HSBC Bank USA for its sponsorship of our George Westinghouse High School Internship Program and for the volunteers who generously gave their time to enrich the lives of the students in the program.

 

Read on for more about the financial literacy event at HSBC.

 

For more information on partnering with us for career exploration events, please contact Keleigh Karl or call 212-601-0002.

Summer Programs Kick-Off

This summer, we are excited to begin our traditional summer programming, while launching a host of new programs in partnership with several organizations:  KIPP Through College, Reel Works and NY Tech Meetup.

 

Click on the links to learn more about each program.

 

Summer Internship Programs:

 

Core Summer Internship Program

 

The Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) Summer Internship Program 

 

The Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) Summer Internship Program

 

The Bridge to Work Program 

 

New For Summer 2011!

 

KIPP Through College (KTC)

 

Reel Works

 

NY Tech Meetup (NYTM)

 

For more information on Futures and Options Summer Internship Programs, please contact Tonya Gayle, Senior Program Director, or call 212-601-0002.

Meet Rebecca Marcus!

Hi! I'm Becca. I joined Futures and Options in May 2011 as a Program Assistant for F&O's busy summer season. I have a passion for working with teens and am interested in their potential for growth and transformation during these important years. I have several years of experience working with students in a mentorship setting, including many seasons leading outdoor adventure trips for middle and high school youth.

 

I attended high school in Mamaroneck, NY where I was active in the performing arts program, PACE. After graduating Middlebury College with a degree in Dance and Creative Writing, I spent time traveling, studying, and working in Asia (mostly India and China/Hong Kong) before coming back to the United States to take a job at United Way of King County (Seattle, WA).

 

Last August I finally took the plunge to go back to school for a Masters in Public Administration, which I will finish in December 2011. Following my graduation, I hope to work in a leadership position at an education-focused nonprofit. I am conversational in Mandarin Chinese and am a certified yoga instructor. 

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