Our Shared America


A Benefit Event


Book Launch

May 17th, 2018

Please join us for a special event to celebrate immigrant youth in America, and support Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI), so that we can continue to offer them opportunities to succeed in school and in life. 

As part of this special event FYI is collecting immigrant stories from students and sponsors like you. The book will be published and highlighted at our benefit in May 2018.

If you would like to explore a sponsorship opportunities, contribute or purchase tickets by December 31, 2017 you can find out more here:

Sponsorship Opportunities


About the Event

WHEN: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Manhattan Penthouse | 80 Fifth Ave. | 17th Floor | New York, NY 10011

WHAT: An elegant evening of delicious food, fine drink and stunning views of the New York City skyline. We'll be celebrating the launch of “Our Shared America,” and hearing several stories featured in the book (book details below). We are striving to raise hope, and funds, for immigrant youth in NYC.  There will also be a performance by the FYI Samba Drumming Corps. We hope to see you there.

To purchase tickets.

The Book Project

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“Our Shared America: Raising Hope for NYC Youth,” is a collection of immigrant stories highlighting the positive contributions immigrants have made, and the challenges they overcame to make their dreams a reality here in the United States of America. FYI is offering space in this book for our stakeholders and supporters to share their stories.

  • Does your family heritage go back to a family member who arrived from Eastern Europe?
  • Do you have a favorite relative who emigrated from Latin America?
  • Did you arrive here from a different country and culture?
  • What was the experience like?

We’d be grateful if you would purchase space and work with us to present your story in our collection. If you would prefer, you can donate a sponsored page to an FYI student or staff member.

Learn more about sponsorships here