Summer Improv Event to Celebrate our Citizen Teachers!

On August 15th, we celebrated the hundreds of volunteers mentored and taught over 540 students in NYC with an evening of comedy at the PIT in Kips Bay. Laughter flowed freely as CTs mingled and some of NYC's funniest rising stars entertained our guests with an improv show to remember, including a brief improv appearance by CSNY's own CE Team!

Additionally, we had the opportunity to celebrate our Presidential Volunteer Service Award-winners. Each year, the President of the United States recognizes volunteers throughout the country with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

“Our gold and silver level Presidential Service Award Winners are accomplished and dedicated volunteers who are changing the lives of the students they work with,” said Citizen Schools CEO Emily McCann. “They serve not only as mentors and role models, but also motivational figures.  Our students see possibility for their own futures in our Citizen Teachers and are inspired to set high goals for themselves. We thank our volunteers for their enthusiastic commitment to the mission of Citizen Schools.”

Shout outs:

Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winners: Citizen Teachers who have volunteered 4 or more consecutive semesters

  • Janai Smith

  • Anant Shukla

  • Anya Estrov

  • Chuck Shaw

  • Lyndon Tran

Performers: Will Nunziata, Tracey Mull, David Carl, Nina Williams, Evan Kaufman, Langston Belton, and Devin Heater