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We love volunteers and couldn’t
do our work without you!

Join one of our upcoming volunteer events

We are always seeking volunteers to support our regular events, including:

  • College Application Intensive Days
  • WHEELSUP
  • College March
  • Decision Day
  • Passage Portfolio Presentations
  • Community Conversations
  • Futures Ignite Marathon Team

Connect us with your Company or Organization

Whether bringing students to visit your work site to host a professional mentoring ‘mocktail’ hour, or engaging your place of business to volunteer to support our students and work, developing partnerships with industry leaders and businesses is critical to our work.

Become a Recurring Volunteer

Some volunteers are able to invest significant time to work with our students in a range of capacities, including exploring internship opportunities, submitting applications for summer enrichment programs, writing coaching and college research. Join us!

To learn more or get involved email us at bright@futuresignite.org

Join our Futures Ignite Marathon 2022 Team

We are seeking runners to join our Futures Ignite Marathon 2021 Team to run the NYC TCS 2022 Marathon on Sunday, November 6. Join our team and join our community! Each runner commits to raising $3,500 that directly supports our programs and young people.

Work with Us

Current openings

Senior Director of Programs

Start Date: January 2023
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to bright@futuresignite.org

At this pivotal moment, we are seeking a Senior Director of Programs (SDOP) who will lead our programs and spearhead the organization’s work to refine our program model and expansion. The SDOP manages efforts to solidify internal program measurement and provide hands-on support for staff professional development and growth. The SDOP will oversee the day-to-day operations of all FI programs, will be responsible for programmatic impact and implementation, supporting a culture of excellence and continuous improvement to meet the dynamic and growing communities Futures Ignite serves. The SDOP is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and will work closely with the SLT and program staff to articulate and carry out the strategic vision of the organization. The SDOP will also ensure that we are strengthening how we measure our impact and tell our story, while deepening or building key partnerships, so that we are well positioned to expand our work to new schools and serve 1000 more young people beyond WHEELS by the end of 2026.

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Leadership and Enrichment Coordinator (LEC)

Start Date: February 2023
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to bright@futuresignite.org

We are seeking a talented, dynamic, and diligent professional to facilitate FI’s leadership and enrichment programs to support hundreds of WHEELS students to develop and expand their college, career and leadership goals. The Leadership and Enrichment Coordinator (LEC) will utilize a positive youth development framework and approach in their work with young people, coordinating our growing leadership program that aims to ensure WHEELS students develop a core set of leadership and ‘essential skills’ through Crew (Advisory) and other academic and out of school time. The LEC will develop and facilitate experiential, interactive workshops and activities that develop student leadership skills, while also coordinating a range of events and activities, such as a speaker series and Open Mics. The LEC will collaborate with WHEELS teachers, FI colleagues, and a range of partner organizations to achieve the goal of increasing student exposure to a variety of meaningful after-school and summer program opportunities, while also tracking participation and documenting the process.

More details >

If interested in an internship, email bright@futuresignite.org

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