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Breakthrough New York: November 2014 Newsletter

Friday, November 14, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alex Shyu
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November 2014 Newsletter


Volunteering on Mock Interview Day
Our 8th grade students were grilled recently by the experts – a hearty crew of 30+ volunteers who prepared them for their upcoming high school admissions interviews!
Volunteers gathered at MSCI offices at 7 World Trade Center for a day of interviews. Each student was interviewed at least twice and then given feedback by the volunteer interviewers. BTNY students then learned how to write “thank you” notes to their interviewers.
We want to thank our volunteers for giving their time and energy to helping our students practice their skills so that they represent themselves well. A special thank you to Kay Peters for leading an interview workshop for our students prior to the event.
BTNY in the News!

Breakthrough New York is making news.

Most recently, reporter Amy Zimmer met with students at our Brooklyn site as they took their final test prep class before the Specialized High School Admissions Test.  For the second year, our own Breakthrough high school students served as test prep teaching assistants, helping our professional tutors to ensure that all 61 of our eighth graders were poised for success on test day.

You can read the story here

And our Executive Director, Rhea Wong, was featured in the New York Daily Newsdiscussing the specialized schools testing and admissions process. You can read that article here.

Join us!

This week, our Young Professional Board will host our inaugural fall mixer at Texas de Brazil.  Support BTNY, meet and network with great people and enjoy a fun night out.

Buy your tickets today!
All aboard!
Breakthrough New York is fortunate to have a team of extremely dedicated Board of Directors. In recent months, we’ve welcomed some enthusiastic members to the board. Welcome to the BNTY family!


Freda Gimpel, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, The Town School 
Maria S. Jelescu, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Sunil P. Malhotra, M.D., Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital of New Jersey
Jack Paris, Managing Director – Investment Banking, Citi
Robert Wolk, Investment Manager, Wolk Family Office

We've moved!

Breakthrough New York is growing by leaps and bounds - so we needed more space! Our team packed up our boxes and moved a few blocks north in mid-October.

We want to thank Cynthia Rivera Weissblum and The Edwin Gould Foundation for providing us with such support and space during our last six years of growth.

Our new address is: 123 William Street, 4th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10038. Drop by the new office to say "hello"!

Copyright © 2014 Breakthrough New York, All rights reserved.

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