Good for Me. Good for My City. Campaign

Good for Me. Good for My City. is a breakthrough campaign to unite the private sector in championing volunteerism and lifelong civic engagement in New York City. Through participation in Good for Me. Good for My City., businesses pledge to engage their employees in direct service volunteer opportunities to address the city’s greatest needs. In 2017 - the Campaign’s inaugural year - equitable access to professional development and career exposure for youth was identified as one of the greatest needs facing the city. To address this need, the Campaign specifically called upon businesses to engage in mentoring opportunities in alignment with the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative, which aimed to create pathways towards positive youth development by increasing mentoring opportunities for 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

The 2019 Campaign cohort’s 38 corporate partners have collectively pledged to engage nearly 56,000 of their NYC-based employees in volunteerism, with a subset commitment to engage more than 7,500 of these employees as volunteer mentors to high school students.

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

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.

If you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to the NYC Service Public/Private Partnerships Coordinator, Jordan Lopez, at JLopez2@mofellow.nyc.gov.

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.