Good for Me. Good for My City. 

Good for Me. Good for My City. partners pledge to engage a number of employees in direct service volunteerism with New York City’s government agencies and community-based organizations. In the past, one of the highest needs was equitable access to professional development and career exposure for New York City’s youth. Due to this - Good for Me. Good for My City. Campaign partners addressed this need by pledging to engage a subset of employee-volunteers to mentor New York City high school youth. In January 2019, the Campaign’s collective mentoring efforts in combination with other public and nonprofit stakeholders helped exceed NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative goals ahead of schedule

Since 2017, the Campaign has united businesses in accomplishing the following:

  • Engaged nearly 88,000 employees in volunteerism
  • Engaged more than 14,000 employees as mentors to NYC high school youth

 

2020 Campaign

We are pleased to announce our 2020 campaign which will increase volunteerism in the private sector and strengthen corporate social responsibility platforms for our partners to increase impact around OneNYC goals and increase skills based volunteer opportunities.

 By definition, skills-based volunteering is described as “leveraging the specialized skills and talents of individuals to strengthen the infrastructure of nonprofits”[1]. As we move Good for Me. Good for My City.  towards the city’s plan (OneNYC) the basis of democracy and how to include our partners point towards skills-based volunteerism. Specifically, through volunteer opportunities, corporate partners will be able to work with nonprofit organizations and city agencies to strengthen programming through skills such as marketing, financial training, board selection and long term involvement and partnerships crafted between partners and service organizations.

If you’re interested in joining our 2020 campaign, please reach out to the NYC Service Public/Private Partnerships Coordinator, Laura Kemeh, at LKemeh@mofellow.nyc.gov.

Our 2019 Campaign Partners

  • AEG 
  • Macquarie Group
  • AIG
  • Macy's
  • AlphaSights
  • Madison Square Garden
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Axis Capital
  • Mizuho Americas
  • Barclays
  • Moody's           
  • BNY Mellon
  • Morgan Stanley  
  • Brookfield
  • MUFG
  • Brooklyn Sports
  • & Entertainment
  • Citi
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Con Edison
  • National Football League
  • Credit Suisse
  • New York City Football Club
  • Deloitte
  • RSM US LLP
  • Deutsche Bank
  • SL Green Realty Corp.
  • Digitas
  • Sony Corporation of America 
  • Ernst & Young
  • TIAA
  • Guggenheim Partners
  • UBS
  • HBO
  • Verizon Media
  • JetBlue
  • Viacom
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 

Follow the Good for Me. Good for My City. campaign on Twitter using #GoodforNYC.

Corporate Service Look Book

This Look Book provides a glimpse into the array of different volunteer opportunities available to corporate volunteer groups. Make a connection with a nonprofit or City agency that needs your volunteers. 

Guide to Impact 

In this Guide to Impact, you will find valuable information on the ways that you and your business can support us in our efforts to reach our OneNYC goals through corporate volunteer engagement. Individuals who donate their time, energy, and talents are able to help us address some of New York’s greatest challenges, and when they are provided with the resources and encouragement from their employers the businesses that keep our city moving forward there is no limit to the things we can achieve. We look forward to working with you and your employees to uphold the spirit of volunteerism and service that is vital to New York City and helping you get the most out of your volunteer engagement programs.

Secret Snowflake

Secret Snowflake is the Mayor’s Office annual holiday gift-giving initiative, which mobilizes mayoral and private sector employees to answer hand-written letters from children in-need and provide crucial necessities, such as clothing, shoes, and coats for the winter. Letters are written by/on behalf of children ages 0-16 who are in the foster care and shelter system. Our agency partners are the Administration for Children’s Services, which protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare and early care and education services; and the Department of Homeless Services, which aims to prevent homelessness when possible; provide temporary, emergency shelter when needed; and help individuals and families transition rapidly into permanent housing.

In 2018, nearly 2,000 volunteers served over 3,000 children through letters!

 

Companies interested in engaging their employees can contact us at secretsnowflake@cityhall.nyc.gov.