Four Futures and Options alumni

Our Impact

We believe that early career experience can be life-changing for young adults. While all young people can benefit from early career guidance, research shows that youth from historically marginalized communities are less likely to participate in these programs than their more privileged peers. In New York City where 73% of the 1.1 million students in the public school system come from low-income households, economic advancement starts with access to employment opportunities, work-readiness education, and career coaching (NYC DOE, 2021). Our work makes these connections possible, and sets students up for success. 


(and counting!) students served since 1995


of our students identify as youth of color


of our students were born in a country outside the US


of our students speak English as their second language


schools in New York City represented by our students


wages, stipends, and scholarships collectively earned by our students last year

Students Gain Critical Professional Skills


of students leveraged networking opportunities


of students set goals for their future careers


of students report growth in work-readiness skills


of students see an increased confidence in the workplace

Meet Our Alumni

Afua Awuah interned with Cohn Reznick in 2015, and now works as a Patient Care Coordinator at Sloan Memorial Kettering.

Afua Awuah, a Futures and Options alum
Students from the annual report walking outside.

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