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Welcome to Summer Search New York City where change has begun for hundreds of students in our community since 2003! Read about our history.


Summer Search New York City's 2014 Leadership Gala was held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street. With over 500 guests in the room, the event raised over $1,000,000 for our students! Learn more about the event here!

Watch our students THRIVE at our upcoming storytelling event! On November 25th, students will perform at the Housing Works Bookstore Café sharing stories of leadership with the community. Read more.

Summer Search New York City has moved! Learn about our exciting new partnership with Next Jump, an e-commerce company. Read more.

Summer Search celebrated its 10th anniversary with our “Ten Years of Change” Leadership Gala. The event, which took place on March 13, 2013 at Cipriani’s raised over $1,000,000 for our students! Read more.

Summer Search students in the news! Twenty-seven Summer Search students are spending their summer volunteering in the Yucatán peninsula with summer program partner AMIGOS de las Américas. Read about their trip here.

Summer Search New York executive director and alumna interviewed by NPR affiliate WPPB. Listen here >

Summer Search New York City celebrates students with AT&T and the Bronx Borough President. Read more >

Summer Search Student Toni White '10 is participating in a gap-year cultural immersion and service program called Global Citizen Year before heading off to college in the fall. Listen to her discuss her experience building relationships in Brazil here.

Summer Search Alumna Delvina Smith ’05 was recently featured on her alma mater Hobart and William Smith’s website as part of their “Young Alums” stories. Read More about her experiences here.

Former Summer Search NYC Board Member and Summer Search San Francisco Alumnus Robert Reffkin '97 was featured in an article in the Style Section of the NY Times for his work with an upcoming charter school in the Bronx.

Summer Search NYC Executive Director interviewed on NPR
Karina Saltman, Executive Director of Summer Search NYC, was interviewed on the Faith Middleton Show on WNPR (Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network) on November 18.

Schools across our region and the US are filled with low income kids who are resilient and need that spark, that guidance that makes all the difference. The lucky ones have Summer Search.” – Faith Middleton

You can listen to the whole interview online here. The interview begins on minute 13:50 and lasts until 32:02.


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