Youth INC

Youth INC 29th Annual Celebration Gala Raises $3M
February 16, 2024

Youth INC successfully hosted its 29th Annual Celebration Gala recognizing the remarkable achievements in youth development of its Nonprofit Partners and Senator Bill Bradley.

Youth INC to honor Senator Bill Bradley at 29th Annual Celebration Gala
January 2, 2024

Leading capacity builder, Youth INC to present Senator Bill Bradley with highest honor, the John C. Whitehead Leadership Award for his commitment to social progress.

Kirkland’s support for youth development
February 13, 2023

Since 2019, Kirkland & Ellis has proudly sponsored Youth INC's annual Celebration Gala, helping provide the tools and resources needed to assist more than 250,000 New York City youth in reaching their potential.

AlixPartners Gives Where It Really Matters
February 13, 2023

AlixPartners continues to expand their philanthropic efforts through partnership with Youth INC.

Youth INC releases The Pandemic Report
December 13, 2022

The Pandemic Report is the first-of-its-kind report that focuses solely on the experiences of youth development nonprofits and reveals crucial data and insights about the knock-on effect of the pandemic. 

Youth INC raises $4M at 28th Annual Celebration Gala
November 17, 2022

Youth INC's Celebration Gala honored David Mussafer of Advent International with the John C. Whitehead Award and recognized Trail Blazers with its inaugural Partner in Impact Award.

The John C. Whitehead Leadership Award
November 4, 2022

The John C. Whitehead Leadership Award is Youth INC’s highest honor and recognizes individuals who have helped advance social change through their philanthropic endeavors.

Youth INC named finalist at NYC Imagine Awards
October 18, 2022

Youth INC’s Rise Academy recognized by NYC Imagine Awards among some of New York City’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.

Youth INC to honor David Mussafer at Celebration Gala
September 13, 2022

Youth INC is proud to honor David Mussafer, chairman and managing partner of Advent International, with the John C. Whitehead Leadership Award at its 28th Annual Celebration Gala on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Mental Health Action Day
May 19, 2022

Youth INC kicked off Mental Health Action Day with the Nasdaq Opening Bell, launching its Speak Out: Mental Health Is Health campaign that aims to normalize mental health conversations, create a connection to resources, and inspire action.

Rise Academy named Anthem Awards Winner
March 1, 2022

Youth INC's Rise Academy for Leaders of Color has received two inaugural Anthem Awards for Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Community Engagement and Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Partnerships. Read more.

Youth INC raises a record $3 million at its Celebration Gala
November 10, 2021

Celebration Gala achieved unprecedented fundraising results, raising over $3 million to invest in Youth INC’s powerful network of more than 75 nonprofit partners. The event honored Adena Friedman, Nasdaq, and Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, Hour Children.

Sister Tesa honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
November 3, 2021

Youth INC honors Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, CSJ, with Lifetime Achievement Award at its Celebration Gala on Monday, November 8.

Youth INC appoints three new Directors to its Board
October 19, 2021

Youth INC welcomes Anu Aiyengar, global co-head of mergers and acquisitions, J.P. Morgan; Ken Prince, head of capital markets, Americas, Advent International; and Adrianne Shapira, managing director, Eurazeo, to its board.

Youth INC to honor Adena Friedman at Celebration Gala
September 21, 2021

Youth INC to honor Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, with the John C. Whitehead Leadership Award at its 27th Annual Celebration Gala on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Prosperity Collective, a new partnership with RevJen Group
August 12, 2021

Prosperity Collective will help nonprofits uproot outdated beliefs and practices that perpetuate financial instability and underinvestment in nonprofit leaders.

#StartSmall Donates to Youth INC's COVID-19 Fund
August 4, 2021

Twitter and Square co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has donated $750,000 to Youth INC’s COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund through his philanthropic initiative #StartSmall, bringing the Fund to over $2 million raised to date.

Goldman Sachs invests in Rise Academy for Leaders of Color
July 21, 2021

Youth INC is thrilled to announce Goldman Sachs’ investment of $250,000 in Rise Academy for Leaders of Color, drawing from its Fund for Racial Equity.

Canaccord Genuity LLC support of Youth INC tops $5M
July 7, 2021

Youth INC announced today that Canaccord Genuity LLC, the US division of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., has committed $750,000 to fund the launch of Rise Academy for Leaders of Color, bringing its support to $5 million over the past 10 years.

$1 Million in COVID-19 Response & Recovery Grants
December 1, 2020

Youth INC distributes $1 million in grants to its nonprofit partners. We are committed to standing alongside our nonprofit partners and pushing through the longstanding barriers highlighted by the pandemic that prevent NYC youth from thriving.

Over $2 Million Raised from Celebration Un-Gala
November 1, 2020

Celebration Un-Gala honoring Roger Ferguson, TIAA President and CEO, raised over $2.1 million. On receiving the John C. Whitehead Leadership Award, Ferguson spoke on the importance of education and his appreciation for Youth INC's work.

Building Resilience in a Time of Crisis
September 9, 2020

This pandemic has confirmed the essential role of capacity-building programs like ours. Youth INC not only helps organizations bolster operational efficacy, but also supports their ability to evolve their programs to meet new challenges. Our approach responding to the crisis was threefold: Identify Structural Challenges, Assess Capacity and Skills, Mobilize Resources

Youth INC Launches COVID-19 Response Fund
May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, seeded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Nuveen, ensures that our nonprofit partner network sustains its economic viability and capacity to deliver throughout the pandemic.

Executive Director Roundtable discusses Diversity and Inclusion
October 5, 2018

Diversity is only the first piece of the puzzle; it is inclusion, the environment in which diversity can thrive, that is currently missing in many nonprofit boards. The board culture must be established and maintained so that new members can contribute to the success of an organization as opposed to feel like a token.

Kickball with Scotiabank and South Bronx United
July 30, 2018

The Young Professionals Board of Scotiabank welcomed student-athletes from Youth INC Partner South Bronx United to their office where they introduced the youth to their work and challenged them to a friendly game of kickball.

RBC Intern Day Struck a Chord
July 24, 2018

Youth INC and nonprofit partner Change for Kids engaged over 220 RBC summer interns in meaningful volunteer activities at P.S. 142, an under-resourced elementary school on the Lower East Side. Interns participated in activities including Hour of Code, an interactive, one-hour introduction to computer science, Graduating into Greatness, a series of workshops designed to prepare scholars for the middle school application process, and Build-a-Book, a hands-on literacy activity that invited volunteers to share their joy of reading by helping students create their very own personalized books. 

Generation Branding and Communications Workshop
July 19, 2018

In an effort to bring more opportunities that meet the needs of Partner Network organizations, Youth INC organized a workshop for our nonprofit partners on strategic communications. Led by Generation Branding & Communications for Nonprofits, Youth INC gathered representatives from 17 organizations for a morning of learning at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Well Attended and Well Funded: Our 11th Annual Investors Conference Rings
July 9, 2018

Youth INC held its 11th Annual State of the Market Investors Conference on June 13, 2018 at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. More than 300 luminaries from the financial and business communities convened to discuss a range of topics including The Political Landscape, Impact Investing; Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin; Cyber Risks; and LP Partner Perspectives.

10th Annual Chips for Change a Success
May 29, 2018

The 10th Annual Chips for Change, hosted by our Young Professionals Board, held an engaging fundraising event at the Yale Club of New York City. Surpassing our 2018 fundraising goal and last year’s success by more than 10%, the event raised funds to help support our mission: to empower our nonprofit partners to transform the experiences of more than 200,000 youth in NYC.

RBC Trade for the Kids
May 29, 2018

RBC Trade for the Kids launched in 2015 in New York City in partnership with marquee charity Youth INC. Since then RBC Trade for the Kids expanded to a number of locations across North America and the UK and this year marked the inaugural Global Trade for the Kids, where RBC’s trading locations united on a single day to celebrate the company’s commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism. 

State of Youth Development 2018 in NYC Highlights
May 10, 2018

On April 18, 2018, Youth INC co-hosted the second annual State of Youth Development symposium: Advancing Impact, Justice and Hope, a convening on current policies, trends, challenges, and opportunities impacting the field of youth development in NYC.