If you didn’t already know, sharing stories is incredibly important to us here at Summer Search, especially with our students. We ask them to share their stories all the time (in their initial interviews, in regular check-ins, in reflection letters, at events, etc…). As they tell — and retell — their stories, they begin to rewrite what they believe is possible for themselves.
Continue reading One Alum. Many Stories.
Our 25th Anniversary Leadership Week has come and gone. And wow, what a time it was!! Let’s review…
Young Leaders in the City
The week started off with Summer Search New York City’s Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Cocktail Event. The YLC is a group of young professionals who share Summer Search’s commitment to college success for all youth in New York City. Other than being a great evening of music, mingling and NYC skyline views, the event also raised more than $75,000! Continue reading Flame On: Leadership Week 2015
Guest post written by Robin White, AT&T’s NYC Area Manager of External Affairs.
Last week I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the Summer Search Annual Meeting about AT&T’s commitment to supporting college readiness programs, including Summer Search’s effort to increase support of Males of Color in their program. Summer Search is a game changer for students, and AT&T is proud to support their work.
Continue reading AT&T and Summer Search: Changing the Narrative for Young Men of Color
Our 25th birthday week is finally here!
As you may have noticed, we’ve been talking a lot about our 25th Anniversary. Like, a lot. It’s just because we’re honored to have spent 25 years changing the lives of young people, and because we’re so proud of all the young leaders we have helped soar!
Continue reading It’s Leadership Week!
Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a little slice of what’s going on at Summer Search.
Senator and Panel Moderator Mo Cowan with Boston student Rishtly.
Our Boston office recently held their Fall Event, Continue reading #Snapshot: Leaders Learning From Leaders
One of the many great things about the work that we do is getting to see our Summer Searchers grow right before our eyes. As our mission states, we help young people develop the skills they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their families and communities. And since we have been around for 25 years, we have been fortunate to see a LOT of growth, and a LOT of giving back.
Continue reading The Ripple Effect, Part 1: Natalya + Mila
Guest post written by Seth James Ellis, Summer Search’s National Director of Alumni Relations and Development.
Seth, pictured here fourth from the left.
The quintessential role of alumni networks — from those at colleges and universities, to large corporations or small nonprofits — is to create lifelong and mutually beneficial relationships between the organization and its alumni.
Continue reading Summer Search Alumni: Giving Back