Innovative youth leadership development non-profit – Summer Search – looking to fill two positions in NYC

Lots of great job/internship opportunities coming through the pipeline. Here is one for an organization called Summer Search.

I am the founder of the NYC office of Summer Search, a transformative leadership development program for disadvantaged young people who strive to break cycles of persistent poverty, make the transition into productive adulthood, and become the positive role models that their communities so critically need. We’re currently looking to hire two positions in New York: a Program Associate and a Development and Operations Assistant. For detailed job descriptions, go here.

Summer Search employs an original youth leadership development model called “RAP” that selects and cultivates low-income high school students who show potential for resiliency in the face of significant adversity, who are altruistic in their aspirations and actions, and who are performing well in some area of their lives. We accomplish our mission through a combination of intensive, weekly mentoring that focuses on personal accountability and self-examination, access to two life-changing summer experiential education programs (like Outward Bound, NOLS and AFS), tailored college and financial aid advising services, and extended support services for alumni in college and beyond, including professional development and networking resources. We have seven offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia, in addition to New York.

Through collaborative partnerships with high schools, summer experiential education programs, colleges, and corporate employers, Summer Search provides students with the developmental tools to change their own lives and become leaders who are invested in helping others. This intervention has proved very successful: 93% of seniors have matriculated to college and those enrolled have a college graduation rate of 89%. By earning a college degree, these students are doing something only 21% of low-income young people nationally achieve and are literally ending the cycle of poverty and changing the future for their families and communities.

Summer Search is an amazing program that I’ve worked with for ten years (since graduating from Yale!) and I hope anyone interesting in truly changing the lives of disadvantaged, young New Yorkers will take a look at this great career opportunity.

Eden Werring, National Director of Strategic Partnerships

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  1. We are youth association of innovative character ,we are here in Uganda Kampala East Africa is there anyway we can benefit through you’re programmes?

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