Educational Alliance Young Professionals


The Educational Alliance Young Professionals engages people in their 20s, 30s and 40s to build a community of diverse professionals and emerging leaders who want to make a difference and change the lives of people served by the Educational Alliance.

Founded in 2012, the group hosts 3-5 events per year.

EAYP Steering Committee:

Lauran Altman Jennifer Berg Cindy Berman Danielle Flug David Gibbs
Ilana Karpel Steven Karpel Emily Laderman Dayna Morris Shagor Rahman
Tamar Remz Rebecca Schumer Caroline Sherman Kristina Pereira Tully Jon Zakheim




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Upcoming Events

1. Halloween Party


Volunteer to give our Head Start and after-school students a BEWITCHING Halloween. There will be crafts, games, food and lots of fun!

We ask volunteers to make a $20 donation to cover the costs of the event. If you can't make it to the Halloween festivities, you can still make a donation to ensure that this is a fantastic event for our kids!

Space is limited to 50 volunteers, so sign up quickly!

When: Sunday, October 27th 12-3pm

Where: Sirovich Center | 331 East 12th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Event Chairs: Jennifer Berg, Molly Klosk and Miranda Tecklin

To sign up or to make a donation if you can't be there, please click below:

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2. Volunteer at Project ORE

Do you work or live near the East Village? We are certain this will be the best hour and half of your day.

Serve lunch and socialize with seniors at Project ORE: Spend time with seniors who are homeless or marginally housed, socially isolated and/or mentally ill.

Monday – Friday, 11:30 -1:00.

Come once or come regularly. Come by yourself and meet other volunteers or make it a team outing and bring your colleagues.

Must sign up, subject to availability, so please contact Allegra Harris at 646-395-4089 or if you are interested.


Past Events


Up on the Roof 2014

Our Annual Summer Rooftop Party was a huge success! We raised $14,000 for Edgies' After School Programs. It was a beautiful night spent on the Manny Cantor Center terrace and 6th floor space with cocktails, appetizers, music and raffle prizes. 

For photo highlights of the event, click here.

Event Chairs: Ilana Karpel and Dayna Morris. 


Lower East Side Multi-Ethnic Food Tour

Thank you to all who attended our walking tour that highlighted the people, history, culture and food of the LES held on May 4.

Event Chairs: Cindy Berman and Rebecca Schumer.



Leading By Example: Finance & Philanthropy Salon

An engaging and enlightening conversation was held on November 20 with Alex Ehrlich, Global Head of Prime Brokerage at Morgan Stanley, and Akiva Katz, Co-Founder of Bow Street Hedge Fund.

Thank you to all who attended.

Event Chairs: Cindy Berman and Rebecca Schumer.

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EAYP held it's second annual Halloween Festival on Sunday, October 27th 2013 for 300 children who are part of our Preschool and Afterschool Programs.

Thanks to all the volunteers for their fabulous efforts with crafts, games, food and fun. A good time was had by all!

Event Chairs: Jennifer Berg and Steven Karpel 


Up on the Roof 2013 - Cocktail Party

Thanks to everyone who supported our summer event!
We raised $8,500 (which will be matched by a generous donor) to support the Educational Alliance's after school programs. 

For photo highlights from the event, click here!


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Click here for a slideshow of photos from past EAYP events!


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