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Public School #33​

2424 Jerome Avenue, ​
Bronx, NY 10458​


Public School #85​

2400 Marion Avenue, ​
Bronx, NY 10468​

Public School #175​

175 West 134th Street, ​
NY, NY 10030​

Public School #192​

500 W 138th Street, ​
NY, NY 10031​

Harlem Village Academy​

244 W 144th Street, ​
NY, NY 10030



Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School​

985 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212​


Bronx Community High School​

1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473​


Harlem Renaissance High School​

22 East 128th Street, New York, NY 10035​


Brooklyn Democracy Academy​

985 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212​

Emma Lazarus High School​

100 Hester Street, New York, NY 10002​


Washington Irving Young Adult Borough Center (YABC)​

225 West 24th Street, Room 1027, New York, NY 10001​


English Language Learners International ​
Support Preparatory Academy (ELLIS)​

99 Terrace View Ave, The Bronx, NY 10463​


“I’m excited to be part of an organization that recognizes students are smart, insightful, and have big dreams, and that we help them achieve those dreams.”

– Nanda Prabhakar, Senior Vice President of Program Operations


Each year, the Mission Society Learning to Work program addresses the education opportunity gap experienced in under-resourced communities - alleviating barriers to high school graduation, attending college, and finding employment. In 2019-20, we served nearly 1,900 over-age and under credited students across seven transfer public high schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.


318 Mission Society students joined our paid internship program, making a total of $983,379 as they worked alongside professionals in their fields of interest.


We provided 1,900 mentorship hours, as well as career development opportunities - like one-of-a-kind tours - to give students insight into the variety of professions within their reach post-graduation.


Our team of educators offered college counselling and application advice, worked alongside 370 students on community service projects throughout the city, and helped students navigate self-care and stress management during an unprecedented year.


Over 1,400 elementary and middle school students participated in Power Academy, our after school and summer academic enrichment programs. In five schools across Manhattan and the Bronx, we created and provided interactive curricula to help young people develop valuable literacy, STEM, and social and emotional learning skills for the classroom and beyond.


92% of Mission Society students indicated they were stronger readers after their year in Power Academy, with LitUp! and Pages to Stages curricula helping them strengthen their literacy skills through fun, interactive activities.


We helped students across the city build their own personal libraries with the donation of over 4,000 books, working with inspiring partners & Mission Society community members to give the gift of imagination.


15,000 hours of STEM education took place during 2019-20 through our Innovation Station program, fostering young engineers and cultivating a passion for these increasingly important subjects.



ELLIS Preparatory Academy - a Bronx high school offering high quality education to recently arrived immigrant English language learners - joined the Mission Society family last year. Through the newly established Learning to Work site, we facilitated comprehensive academic and career development programs for over 300 students.

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“I believe that everyone is capable of doing whatever they want to do. My guiding principle is ‘how can I make this better?'”

– Carmen Rosario,

Program Director, PS 192

Mission Society educator, Carmen Rosario, was given a 2020 PASEsetter Award on February 25 in recognition of her hard work over the past 15 years - furthering the field of afterschool programming, encouraging the academic, social-emotional, and creative development of her students, and serving as a role-model for our community.

Under the mentorship of the American Planning Association (APA) and Nate Heffron, ELLIS students shared their proposal for the expansion of the BX9 bus route with urban planning professionals throughout the year. At the end of 2020, the project was one of six to receive the William H. Whyte Award for Creativity and Ingenuity in the field of planning from the New York Metro Chapter of the APA.




Many of the young people that come through our doors are unable to build their own home libraries, which can be a crucial for developing literacy skills and kicking off a learning journey. With the help of inspiring partners and community members, we gave the gift of imagination, donating over 4,000 books to students across the city.


Each year, we prioritize the social and emotional health of our community and demonstrate to every student that they are not alone. In 2019-20, our licensed social workers offered over 2,550 hours of counseling, and created resources to show student’s how to navigate self-care and manage stress during an unprecedented year.


Our educators worked alongside 370 students on community service projects throughout the city. Projects included mentoring youth, advocacy work, volunteering at food kitchens, participating in park clean ups, delivering meals to individuals in need, and more.


The COVID-19 crisis had a profound impact on the Mission Society community - especially the 75% of families living below the poverty line that benefit from our programs. The onset of the pandemic required us to adapt, and ensure our offerings reflected the needs of each student and parent. Over the course of 2020, the Mission Society:


Established an Emergency Relief Fund with the help of our community, providing 258 care packages of essential household items, delivering 262 warm meals, and distributing $64,300 in cash assistance to families in need.


Launched a Distance Learning Library, with STEM, literacy, and physical fitness activities for our K-8 students, curated by Mission Society educators.

Facilitated a seven-week Summer LearnIN program in partnership with Scholastic Inc., BOKS Kids, & Weeks Lerman, sending reading, art supplies, workbooks, and a weekly newsletter to 750 students.

Ensured high school students received much-needed technology for remote learning at the onset of school closures through the work of dedicated Mission Champions.



Elsie McCabe Thompson


Sara Elghobashy

Directeur principal des affaires extérieures

Rick Lustig

Vice-président senior,

Ressources humaines

Nanda Prabhakar

Vice-président principal, Opérations des programmes

Sharada Singh

Vice-président principal, finances et administration


John Bader

Chairman & Chief Investment Officer

Halcyon Asset Management


Peggy Jacobs Bader   

Marketing & Communications Consultant 


Kim Bingham

Founding Partner,
American & European Client Coverage

Global Frontier Partners

Lloyd Brown*

Managing Director, CRA

and Fair Lending


Laura Flavin

VP, Global Compensation

& Benefits

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Hannah Choi Granade

CEO & Founder

Burhan Jaffer

Chief Strategy Officer 


Timothy G. Little

Partner, Real Estate

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Matthew W. Mamak, Chair


Alston & Bird

Jay Moorhead, Treasurer

Managing Director
Global Power Partners

Pamela J. Newman

President & CEO

PJN Strategies

Katrina Peebles, Vice Chair

Principal & Creative Director

The Peebles Corporation

James B. Peterson, Jr.


Pioneer Acquisitions

Stanley H. Rumbough, Secretary

Architectural Photographer

Jean Shafiroff

Author & Philanthropist

Derek E. Steinheiser**


Ernest & Young

Alvarez Symonette

Lady M Confections

Greg Worrell

Scholastic Education

* Special Advisor to the Chairperson of the Board

** Honorary Board Member


$ 1,000,000+

NYC Department of Education

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

$100,000 to 999,999
New York City Council
$50,000 to $99,999
Fiona & Stanley Druckenmiller
Fordham University
Lawrence Morris Charitable Trust
Stanley H.& Leah Rumbough
$25,000 to $49,999

Arnhold Foundation


Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

Gray Foundation

John & Peggy Bader/ Bader Family Charitable Foundation

Martin & Jean Shafiroff

New York Community Trust

Time Warner

$10,000 to $24,999

Alston & Bird LLP

BKD CPAs and Advisors

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation

James B. & Lauren L. Peterson

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Michael Fisch

The Pamela J. Newman Foundation

Senator Investment Group

William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil 

  Charitable Trust

$1,000 to $9,999

Brown and Brown of Garden City
C.L. & G.M. Galpin
Clara McDonald
Cos Bar Retail, LLC
Douglas Eillman Real Estate
Eric Vorenkamp
Greg Worrell

Hannah & Matthew Granade
Jay & Missy Moorhead
Jeannie & Brian Rosenthal
Jennifer & Seth Grossman

Jonathan Scott

Joseph J. Brooks

$500 to $999

Alan Schwartz


L. Kelly Atkinson,Jr.

Lucy Hwong Gordon

Michael H. Singer

Rita Mitjans

Silda Spitzer

William & Mary Jane Driscoll

Kim Bingham

Laura B. Vogler Foundation

Laura Flavin

Matthew W. and Marie-Christine Mamak

Nothin’ Special

Partnership for Afterschool Education

Paul & Christine D’Amico

Philip Pilevsky

Prime Buchholz

Professional Computer Associates

S & E Bergman Charitable Fund

Shannon J. Hales

Stanley & Marion Bergman

Switzer Group

United Talent Agency

$100 to $499

Alberta Crum
Allison Ecung
Carol A. Cross
Celia Berk
Cynthia Filgueira
Edwin Deane Leonard
Elsie McCabe Thompson
Evangelia Kingsley
G. & R. Kummer

James Frazier
Jewish Communal Fund
Kim Sillen
Laura Sanchez
George Steinhiser
Linda Hayakawa
Lynne Rubin
Robert Watt
Sally Guido
Scott Herz
Steve Corrales
Susan Borschel


Alston & Bird LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Molton Brown
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Weeks Lerman Group
White & Case LL


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Tél: 212.674.3500

Télécopieur: 212.979.5764

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