Beyoncé supports Elevate through Chime for Change

Article by Elevate Staffer - October 2013

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is using the platform of Chime for Change to raise funds for a variety of projects, including Elevate New York.

Through the Nurturing Healthy Relationships project, Elevate New York will model healthy behaviors for 20 young women in the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists during a “Date Day” program. To learn more about the project and to donate, visit


Talia Running Half Marathon For Elevate NY

Article by Elevate Staffer - April 2013

The Nike Women Run DC Half Marathon will take place on April 28th in Washington, DC. Your support for Talia as she runs this race will help Elevate NY implement this successful program throughout the NYC school system.

Click here to benefit Elevate NY by donating to Talia’s run!

Spring Fundraiser Cocktail Party

Article by Elevate Staffer - April 2013

On April 18th , Elevate New York will be holding its Spring Fundraiser Cocktail Party & Auction at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.

Guests will meet the new Board of Directors for Elevate New York, and hear from community leaders and mentors of the Elevate program.

There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and an auction to help raise funds to meet Elevate New York’s goal of hiring an additional full-time teacher for the upcoming year. This addition will allow us to expand the number of students we work with on their journey to success.

Please RSVP by April 15th to Lizzie Jaeger at or 212-684-1110 x. 103. If you cannot attend, but wish to donate to Elevate, please go to our Donate page. Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping us reach our goal of elevating tomorrow’s leaders today.

Fall Fundraiser

Article by Elevate Staffer - November 2012

On November 27th, Elevate New York held its Fall Fundraiser at Yotel Hotel in midtown.

Guests heard compelling stories from our students and partners, and learned more about our holistic work, that includes teaching 13 character qualities and life skills to the students we serve. Among the night’s attendees were actor Sharif Atkins and his co-host Bethany Hotchkiss, Colorodo UpLift CEO Mike Painter, founding Elevate board member and the evening’s keynote speaker Andrew DeCurtis, advisory board member Bryan Abreu, model Willie Bradford, singer Kate Nauta, and Instinet President for the Americas Jonathan Kellner.

Overall, the evening was a wonderful success. We reached 1/3 of our goal for the evening, and raised over $100,000 to support our work that Elevates the lives of students in New York City. Thanks to the generosity of our donors at the event, we will now be able to hire an additional full-time teacher for the upcoming year, allowing us to expand the number of students we work with and to more effectively serve, our current students.

New School

Article by Kevin Singleton, Founder of Elevate New York - September 2012


We are excited to have launched the new school year, working with 25 students at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists.

Last year was a successful year at Banana Kelly High School, and we were thrilled that 39 of our 44 seniors graduated. Our Elevate leaders also attended the 5th grade graduation at PS 335, to support the students they mentored throughout the year. The school year ended on a great note, with a rooftop BBQ hosted by Advisory Board member Kevin McGovern.

After a ground breaking start at Banana Kelly, we are excited to announce that we are now working with students at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists. Our first week at school was fantastic, and we are serving 25 high school students and will start working with 90 elementary school students, in a few months.