January 17, 2013 | Student Feature
Thursday, January 17, 2013 (New York, NY): Eight students from The New Community College at CUNY have been selected to join an inaugural class of 20 students for Mobilize.org’s Mobilizer Academy: Talia Arif, Jakeline Arteaga, Maria Lissete Estrada, Stephen Icaza, Alfajo Jallow, Cassandra Ortiz, Richard Persaud, and Angie Urena.
Students were selected as part of a national search for rising millennial leaders (young adults born 1976-1996) for their capacity to make an impact in their community through a civic or social venture. Amber Cruz, Mobilize.org’s Director of Programs, comments, “We are thrilled to be launching the Mobilizer Academy as a tool to give millennials a pathway to expanding their work in the social sector while reshaping the narrative of millennial leadership.” The Mobilizer Academy will develop a critical mass of millennials who are active in their communities, knowledgeable of their role and responsibilities as leaders, and who will inspire other millennials to consider careers in the social sector.
In 2013 Mobilize.org is piloting this national leadership development program to address the needs of millennial leaders in the social sector. The Mobilizer Academy is an in-depth, 12-month virtual and in-person program to equip millennials with the skills and resources necessary to realize their leadership potential and to create and implement successful social ventures focused on addressing an unmet community need. As the participants advance through the program, they will be paired with a mentor to provide support and expert advice as they launch social ventures in their communities.
The Mobilizer Academy is the newest program from Mobilize.org, a national non-partisan organization committed to empowering and investing in millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems. To learn more about Mobilize.org and the Mobilizer Academy, visit www.Mobilize.org.
About The New Community College at CUNY
The New Community College at CUNY connects field experiences with classroom learning in a structured and supportive environment. All students begin in the Summer Bridge Program and engage full-time in a city-centered first-year experience before starting their major coursework in one of six degree programs. Instructional teams comprising faculty members, student success advocates, graduate coordinators, peer mentors and library staff create a rich classroom environment complemented by an integrated advisement program to help students stay on the path to graduation. To learn more about The New Community College at CUNY,visit www.ncc.cuny.edu.