TEAK Highlights

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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