Peer Health Exchange NYC held our annual Spring Career Development Event for college health educators this month—connecting them with opportunities beyond the classroom. The day included workshops and networking with professionals from the public health sector, education, social justice, and other fields.
In other news, the Alumni Mentorship Program launched at City College of New York (CCNY) this year to connect current college health educators with Peer Health Exchange alumni. The program also supports these volunteers in exploring their career prospects after their time at Peer Health Exchange.
At CCNY, we’re excited to partner with the Gender Resources Department to co-sponsor an event during the Black Maternal Health Conference on May 9. This partnership is possible because of CCNY’s “Peer Health Exchange Ambassador,” a newly created position at this chapter. The Ambassador serves as a liaison to other organizations and clubs on campus, helping to manage partnerships with Sisters of Sophie, Vision Latina, Black Male Initiative and others. A big thank you to all of our partners for also helping us recruit new educators for the 2019-20 academic year!
Building relationships continue to be instrumental as we push towards increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion across all of our New York City work. Thanks to NYC Men Teach, we’ve showcased our work to many directors across all of our commuter sites. We’ve also connected with City University of New York’s Lehman College and Bronx Community College for recruiting diverse volunteers for next year’s cohort.