NYC Department of Education Celebrates National Mentoring Month at Museum of American Finance

January 15, 2015

Media Alert

Harry Hartfield

WHAT: The DOE’s New York City Mentoring Program, partners businesses and organizations with high schools to create one-on-one mentoring partnerships between adults and students focused on academic, social, and career development. In partnership with the Museum of American Finance, the Department of Education will celebrate mentoring, thank mentors for ‘Thank Your Mentor Day’ and recognize the year’s outstanding mentoring pair, who will receive the “2015 Mentor-Mentee of the Year” award.

January 2015 marks the 14th anniversary of National Mentoring Month (spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR and the Corporation for National and Community Service). The event will recognize participants, thank supporters and advocate for how everyone, whether individuals, businesses, government agencies, or non-profits, can work together to increase the number of mentors and assure brighter futures for our City’s youth.


Iris Chen, Executive Director - The Fund for Public Schools

David J. Cowen, President/CEO - Museum of American Finance

Ainsley Rudolfo, Executive Director for Programs & Partnerships - NYC Dept. of Education

2015 Mentor ~ Mentee Pair of Year: Mentor Sofia Rahman (from Citi) & Mentee Lynjean Quilang (from Academy of Finance & Enterprise, Queens)

Program Coordinators from 10 partner organizations and 17 school sites

Mentors, HS Mentees, Program Coordinators and members of school community

Chef Ceren Brunell & culinary students from School for International Studies

WHEN: Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 4–7:30 p.m. **Special Program from 5:30–6 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005