Community Involvement

At the New York Fed, we are proud to be an active partner in the community through approximately 20 employee volunteer efforts a year that span high school mentoring and coaching, food and supply drives, financial awareness and education, and other community outreach projects. Volunteer programs enable us to give back to the local community and foster a sense of camaraderie amongst those who participate.

The New York Fed actively promotes a range of volunteer opportunities through the following Bank-sponsored programs:

  • High School Mentoring Program
    The Fed's mentoring program pairs a caring adult and a high school student in need of guidance. Employees volunteer their time, for a combination of in-house events/presentations and community outings.
  • Power Lunch Program
    Sponsored by the Everybody Wins! Foundation, this program facilitates one-on-one reading relationships between volunteers and elementary school students. Volunteers read to a student once a week during their lunch hour. The Bank has a reading relationship with PS 130 in Chinatown.
  • Fundraisers and Drives
    Throughout the year the New York Fed holds toy, clothing and blood drives. Employees also organize teams for fundraising events such as the AIDS, Women’s Cancers and Diabetes Walks.

Our outreach goes even further. For example, dozens of New York Fed employees volunteer during Bank-run programs such as Math x Economics and Fed Challenge. Moreover, our clinics and forums provide assistance for local homeowners and small businesses.

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