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Who We Are

New Leaders is the junior board of NYC Outward Bound Schools, and is comprised of young professionals who are committed to raising awareness of the organization’s efforts to improve the quality of public education that underserved students receive in New York City.

What We Do

Members volunteer in schools, organize social and fundraising events, enage other supporters through online outreach, and meet bi-monthly. For a full description of responsibilities and activities, click here.

Featured Initiatives

Student Mentorship – New Leaders provide one-on-one mentorship to a number of our alumni who are now in college. Mentors may support students by reviewing academic work, helping them navigate the college-transfer process, providing career-planning insight, and more.

FAFSA Workshop – New Leaders are trained and serve as volunteers at FAFSA workshops at our high schools, helping students and their families complete their FAFSA forms.

Rock Climbing – Each spring the New Leaders host a rock climbing event at the NYC Outward Bound Schools’ office in Long Island City, which boasts the largest outdoor climbing wall in NYC.

How to Join

There is a 4-step process to become a New Leader.

  1. Complete an application so we can get to know you and how you might be a good fit for the group.
  2. Review the Roles & Responsibilities.
  3. Interview with the group’s Chair and Recruitment Chair and learn more information about the group and your potential involvement.
  4. Attend a fundraising or volunteer event to see our work in action and meet other members.

New Leaders

James Alfonso
Capital One

Charlie Boutwell, Chair
Director of Real Estate

Anwar Abdul-Wahab
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Nielsen Marketing Cloud

Ashley Chauvin, Recruitment Chair
Senior Vice President

Alex Ghaffari
Film & Theater Freelancer

Daniel Gutierrez, Events Chair
MBA Candidate, 2020
Columbia Business School

Malcolm Forbes
4B Media Group

Seth Kramer
Vice President
Goldman Sachs

Patrick McKegney
O’Melveny & Myers

Jake Mendlinger
Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc.

Jaclyn Greenman Mommen
Former High School Teacher

Robert Raglin
ICV Partners

Taylor Strode
Global Program Manager
Dow Jones Company

Ben Zimmerman, School Involvement Chair
Vice President
Freedom 3 Capital LLC

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