TEAK Updates

August 20, 2020

Apollo Rising Entrepreneurs

  Twenty students in Class 17 (rising college first-years) participated in a 5-week entrepreneurship project hosted by Apollo Global Management. The project prompt asked the students (broken into 5 teams and paired with four volunteer Apollo coaches) to develop a pivot idea for an existing Apollo portfolio business in response to COVID-19. With support from their team volunteers, the students devised light business plans, which focused on developing a new idea to bring business value and social impact on their assigned company. Five judges, all A-Level Apollo executives, judged the presentations and selected the winning team.   They were immensely
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August 20, 2020

Introduction to Civics and Nonprofit Management

      By Christine Harding, Assistant Director of College Success   This summer, Class 19 Fellows were engaged in a six-week course where they learned about four issue areas exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis in NYC: education, prison reform, healthcare, and food security. The final presentations featured four nonprofit proposals crafted by students, addressing the four issues addressed in class. Student presentations reflected a genuine understanding of the interconnectedness of societal issues and nonprofit elements, as well as the power of nonprofits in serving as effective levers of change.   Presentations were evaluated by Olivia Nunez (Chief Program Officer,
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June 1, 2020

An Update for our TEAK Community – 6/1/20

      Dear Friend,    While I have written to you about the profound impact of COVID-19 on TEAK and, more specifically, the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on the physical/emotional health of people of color and the economic losses sustained by those who live in under-resourced communities, I find myself compelled to write yet again.   On behalf of the TEAK Fellowship, I write this time to express my concern particularly for our Fellows, as they try to survive the painful fact that George Floyd was killed earlier this week (and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor earlier this
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May 21, 2020

2020 High School Matriculation

      Aaleeah Holy Child   Alexis Horace Mann School   Angel Grace Church School   Basant Kaur Berkeley Carroll School   Benedict Adotey Collegiate School   Camilo Masters School   Celine Young Women’s Leadership Academy   Chloe Deerfield Academy   Christina Avenues School   Devonte Brooklyn Technical High School   Eamin Phillips Exeter Academy   Eana Nightingale-Bamford School   Eliana Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School   Fabiola Thacher School   George Hotchkiss School   Gesaly Trinity School   Insaf Saint Ann’s School   Isabella Peddie School   James Trevor Day School   Jonathan Horace Mann School   Joshua
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May 21, 2020

2020 College Matriculation

    Jemima Brown University   Nicole Barnard College   Nicole Claremont McKenna College   Samara Brown University   Hreedi Columbia University   Grace Brown University   Tazrean Wellesley College   Jonathan Columbia University   Erick University of Pennsylvania   Edmund Wesleyan University   Saimon University of Pennsylvania   Alba Dickinson College   Nicole Trinity College   Geovanna University of Pennsylvania   Mohammed Lehigh University   Iannelis Cornell University   Avery Columbia University   Ian Wesleyan University   Luz Wesleyan University   Emily Cornell University   Laura Williams College   Samba Syracuse University   Enely Amherst College  

April 20, 2020

SchoolMessenger

      On February 24th, 2020, Intrado Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced that it had entered into a long-term relationship to provide SchoolMessenger solutions to The TEAK Fellowship.     “Intrado is proud to support The TEAK Fellowship in their mission to help talented New York City students from low-income families reach their potential,” said Nancy Disman, Chairman of the Intrado Foundation and Intrado’s Chief Financial Officer. “TEAK’s free program is consistent with the Intrado Foundation’s mission to further health, wellness, and education in the communities in which we work, live, and serve our customers.”  
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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources

      Last Updated: September 14, 2020   The TEAK Fellowship is actively tracking tools and resources in light of the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  Staff have communicated directly with students, shared resources with them remotely, and will support them in every conceivable way.  This page will be updated regularly with community updates and resources.   Below are some guidelines and resources that might be helpful for you or anyone you know:   PUBLIC RESOURCES Centers for Disease Control Centers for Disease Control Travel Health Notices World Health Organization New York City Department of Health NYC DOE COVID-19 Communication
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February 19, 2020

An Update from John F. Green, Executive Director

    Dear TEAK Friends,   In my letter addressed to you last winter, I announced our aspiration to grow our Fellowship by 50% without compromising the quality of our educational program or the strength of our relationships. More specifically, I outlined our deliberate strategy to recruit our first cohort of 45 students and prepare for their arrival, including identifying a third off-site academic center in Queens and expanding and renovating our offices and classrooms on West 22nd Street. Six months into our first year of “growth,” I can report with confidence that TEAK is serving more exceptional students than
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