First-generation college students drop out at 5 times the rate of their peer group – only 11% graduate. 85% are from low-income families, and these students are more likely to begin their college experience at a community college. For students without professional role models or family legacies, even those fortunate enough to progress through college face the difficult challenges of selecting, securing, and succeeding in summer internships that lead to full-time jobs on the path to promising careers.

New York Needs You (NYNY) provides holistic mentoring by pairing first-generation college students with professional volunteers from various industries. Students learn essential skills for career success, such as presentation, communication and networking skills, and they receive a professional development grant and numerous in-kind services. By mobilizing, training, and supporting volunteers, we ensure that low-income students have the support, information and access necessary to realize their career aspirations.

To successfully break the cycle of poverty, we need more underserved youth graduating from college and successfully transitioning into careers with upward mobility. Fight for economic mobility by helping low-income students achieve their college and career ambitions. Just a $1 donation teaches these first-generation college students professional communication and etiquette.

How your purchase helps:

ONEHOPE is proud to offer the “Shop & Give” drop-down on every product offered in the ONEHOPE Wine store.  10% from every product purchased at ONEHOPEWine.com is donated to a charity of your choice from the drop-down.  Every Charity Tuesday we will introduce and feature a new non-profit in the Shop & Give drop-down, allowing us to give hope to a greater number of important causes beyond those we support all year. How your purchase will help if you choose New York Needs You – every bottle will assist two students to succeed in school.