When they’re not busy locking us out of the office, the CFK Team is putting us to work. We’ve traipsed around NYC for silent auction items, videotaped P.S. 73’s year-end violin performance, and served up signature cocktails at the Change Team Launch Party. Needless to say, we’ve been busy. So stay tuned – we’ll keep you updated on our unforgettable experiences here with the team!
College/University: New York University (New York, NY) class of 2014, majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies and Law and Society.
Relevant Background: She has worked in an elementary school as a Teacher’s Aid, and has extensive volunteering experience through her high school, college, and cheerleading teams. Dylan is excited to learn more about New York City’s public school system, as well as to broaden her volunteering knowledge and experience.
Fun Fact: Dylan is a NYU cheerleader.
Favorite thing about NYC: Dylan enjoys taking walks and exploring Downtown Manhattan.
College/University: Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) class of 2013, majoring in Finance
Duties with CFK: Kayley is working to execute CFK’s new “Change Team” initiative, a one school at a time approach to improve the quality of education for underprivileged students. She helped receive donations for the Change Team Launch party that occurred in June, and is now helping prepare for the 4th Annual Bowl for Kids event this October.
Relevant Background: Kayley has had experience fundraising and participating in various events such as a 5K and flag football tournament in her college town that raised money for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. She has also volunteered at Jack and Jill Children’s Center in Broward County, which provides low-income, working families a place where their children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old can grow, learn, and thrive. Kayley loves interacting with young children and understands the importance of extracurricular activities.
Fun Fact: Kayley loves to travel. She has visited Europe and hopes to someday travel to all seven of the continents. Growing up a South Florida girl, she might reconsider visiting Antarctica.
Favorite Thing about NYC: Kayley loves reading and laying out in any of the local parks while sipping on Starbucks, which is conveniently available on almost every block.
College/University: New York University class of 2015, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy, with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis.
Duties with CFK: Abhi is working with ED, Colin Smith on building out CFK’s communications platform. This entails enhancing CFK’s online presence on several external channels, as well as improving overall communications by creating talking points, memos etc… He is also helping Director of Education Sarah Stevens with community needs research.
Relevant background: As an assistant debate coach at The Bronx High School of Science, Abhi has learned the importance of robust enrichment programs in NYC public schools by witnessing firsthand the impact they have on students. The opportunity to carry over that work at Change for Kids has proved to be a highly rewarding experience.
Fun Fact: As the only other guy on team CFK, Abhi helps keep Colin’s sanity intact in the office.
Favorite thing about NYC: Abhi loves the NYC water, as well as the multitude of fascinating characters the city has to offer.
College/University: Florida State (Tallahassee, FL) class of 2012, majoring in Social Sciences
Duties with CFK: Chelsea is working with the Director of Development, Ashley Faison, to plan their Change team party to gain more corporate and individual sponsors. She is also helping set up their main event, Bowl for Kids, which will be in October.
Background: Chelsea comes to New York as a member of the Dream Careers internship program. Previous summers she was a camp counselor for Mentally Challenged children in South Florida. She is also on the survivor committee of Relay for Life up at her school; which was what interested her in the non-profit business. Her entire life Chelsea has known she wants to work with children and help better their childhood. Change for Kids was the perfect fit to help further her goal.
Fun Fact: In Chelsea’s spare time she likes to take as many dance classes as possible. She grew up as a competitive dancer, starting at the age of 2.
Favorite Thing About NYC: Chelsea really enjoys all the random talent that performs down in the subway and all over the streets. She has seen some really amazing hip hop dancers.