2016 Support Atlas: DIY at A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids

Benefiting: Youth INC
Hosted by:Yin Sok
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom map 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Goal: $50,000
$66,803 4 134% Complete

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The facts:

  • There are 72,630 immigrant students in the NYC public schools.
  • Undocumented youth are less likely to attend college and experience higher rates of domestic violence, human trafficking and poverty. 

Atlas: DIY is putting the power back in empowerment for these youth.

At Atlas we unlock immigrant youth’s access to learning opportunities, leadership development, and legal services in a space owned, run, and governed by the youth themselves.

Our model is different.  While we offer holistic services, every young person is a member of our cooperative, volunteering two hours a month to give back to their peers and community. We hire our youth, give them voting power over all staff, and allow them to drive programming. Because of this, every young person who comes to Atlas emerges as a leader.

Our model works. More than 125 youth access our center each month as a drop-in safe space and to participate in programming. We reach more than 10,000 individuals a year through our community outreach and high school partnerships, have won cases for more than 200 undocumented youth and have a 100% college acceptance rate for our College Access for Migrant People (CAMP) summer programs.

Your gift empowers immigrant youth.


A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom
New York, NY

6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment
7:00 PM – Feature Presentation honoring 14 of New York City's most promising youth-serving nonprofits
7:15 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment Continue
9:30 PM – Reception Concludes

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The Celebration Fundraising Training Program

Each year, Youth INC annual "Celebration" fundraising training program provides as many as 14 nonprofits with a coach who trains Executive Leadership and Board Members to more effectively raise funds from individuals and corporations.

Since 1994, Youth INC has:

  • Trained more than 130 nonprofits through "Celebration"
  • Coached Celebration partners to collectively raise $16 million
  • Placed almost 200 corporate professionals as nonprofit board members
  • Directly invested $2 million in capacity building grants

About Youth INC

Youth INC harnesses the energy and talent of New York's brightest minds in business to help high-performing, grassroots organizations deliver opportunities for New York City's children. Our holistic approach, long-term partnerships, and customized programs work in concert with each other to help organizations to achieve sustainable growth.

Your gift to Youth INC for A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids will directly support your chosen nonprofit organization. Your gift does not go towards Youth INC’s operating costs or the costs of producing the gala event. In fact, if your chosen nonprofit achieves their fundraising goal, they are eligible receive more than the amount of your gift.

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