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.
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.
- Complete an application so we can get to know you and how you might be a good fit for the group.
- Review the Roles & Responsibilities.
- Interview with the group’s Chair and Recruitment Chair and learn more information about the group and your potential involvement.
- Attend a fundraising or volunteer event to see our work in action and meet other members.
James Alfonso Senior Associate, Capital One
Charlie Boutwell, Chair Director of Real Estate, Common
Anwar Abdul-Wahab Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Nielsen Marketing Cloud
Ashley Chauvin, Membership Chair Director, Corporate Communications, PSEG Long Island LLC
Monique East Associate, Global Consumer Banking, Citi
Malcolm Forbes Co-Founder, Minerva Solutions
Daniel Gutierrez, Events Chair Associate Director, The Olayan Group
Seth Kramer Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Patrick McKegney Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers
Jaclyn Greenman Mommen Former High School Teacher
Robert Raglin Associate, ICV Partners
Laura Senra Former Senior Director of Buying & Merchandising, Ralph Lauren Corp
Taylor Strode Diversity Business Partner, Morgan Stanley
Ben Zimmerman, School Involvement Chair Vice President, Accordion Partners