Vision: Leveraging the resources of New York City, ambitious first-generation college graduates will have the support necessary to realize their full potential. Their individual and collective success will enrich the social fabric of our city, country, and world.

Mission: NYNY closes the opportunity gap through an intensive career development and leadership training program that enables high-potential, first-generation college students to realize their career aspirations.

Target Population: NYNY targets high-potential, first-generation NYC college students with the tenacity, ambition, and desire to enhance their lives and their communities. NYNY Fellows will reflect the ethnic and gender diversity of NYC. The inaugural class of 50 Fellows will begin the program in June 2010, after their freshman year.