A 501 (c)(3) tax deductible organization created to educate, encourage and empower young people
Future Giants is doing our part to create a healthier and cleaner environment. Under our Environmental Entrepreneurs Program, our youth driven Green 2 Greener Initiative (G2G) is a funded 1.7 million dollar path to carbon neutral parks and schools in NYC. The Future Giants Organization will work with NYC Park Officials, Schools , Private Companies and Government Agencies to design environmentally sound alternatives for lighting, watering plants while creating a space for community members to enjoy.
The Green 2 Greener Initiative will be designed in part by our Environmental Entrepreneurs. The Environmental Entrepreneurs (EE) duty is to design healthier communities, utilize recycling methods as well as redesign reclaimed items. In the Fall of 2022, EE members focused their attention on partnering with city agencies to collect and redesign discarded items. They conducted workshops on environmental equity for elementary and middle school students.
Interested Current Partners :
Columbia University’s Teachers College , Office of Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Office of AssemblyWoman Inez Dickens Hamilton City Councilwoman Kristin Richardson- Jordan, Clarke LLP, AAronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutschland, LLP, The Brownstone Project, Elo Skin Care, DR3J Consultants, The Brooklyn Green School, West Prep. Academy, Math Science and Engineering High School, A. Phillip Randolph High School, TD Bank, Wells Fargo Bank
For faster updates and information on becoming a partner please submit questions to FutureGiants@aol.com
Did your classroom look like this? Neither did ours! It’s time to ACT and provide students with challenging technologically and advanced classroom designs to exceed the needs of tomorrow the technology. Most classrooms have the same designs as the 1900’s . Students and educators need to be equipped with designs that inspire learning, creativity and challenging concepts. A.C.T is a funded $700,000 Initiative launching Fall 2022 at 15 schools in New York’s Harlem Community. Teachers and Students select between a. HydroPhonics b. 3D Immersive Learning Center c. Multi Use Classroom designs following ACT Guidelines.
We are sharing academic, socioeconomic and cultural information with our partner city. From our bases in NYC and D.C we will organize remote learning, workshops as well as create pathways for more study abroad opportunities.
Our partner in Curacao at www.Foundationcare4u.org vision that ”Connecting creates unity”. This amazing foundation works with some of the brightest young people we have encountered in years. As we know not all places have the same access to information and items to move past their basic needs. Future Giants is committed to share resources, nuturing a child is still providing for a child regardless of where they live.
Future Giants offers on site and remote tutoring, test preparation and socio emotional workshops for schools and organizations. The connecting theme in all we do is education. Academic inequities triggers financial and social inequities, Our Academic Programs were designed to improve the students understanding of school work, Prepares for exams, Specialized High School Exam and the S.A.T. In addition, our programs provide support to teachers and schools in attaining their academic goals.
Academics, the attainment of knowledge is the driving force to growth. All our programs are based on educating the student first, then family then community. we believe that students can change those around them just as much as the world changing them.
For over 15 years Future Giants has partnered with schools, community groups, politicians and corporations. One of our most important principles is that academic inequities in our communities, schools and families at the lowest educational and financial spectrum decreases their ability to overcome. Knowledge and how to utilize information transcends finances, culture and advocacy. Knowledge can lead to methods of change. Our schools and community Academic Equity Workshops lay the foundation for the exchange of techniques change lives. These workshops also identify and prepare students and through them their community on emerging technologies, entrepreneurial opportunities and environmental equity.
Reclaim, Reimagine Reuse
Electric cars, Hydroponics, Hyrdo Electric , Solar, Wind and Reclamation are the future and will connect all industries. Future Giants intend to bring these technologies to students and families in our communities. As local resources become strained the need for reclamation is growing. Our goal is to create a 3 step program that prepares students for new jobs, creates sustainable new small business and protects the environment. The program was designed to teach High School Juniors through an internship followed by a Senior Mentorship. Students will be certified in electrical, carpentry and furniture design. This program will also be open to the community to stimulate community growth.
In addition, Future Giants is working with local schools, politicians and organizations to provide workshops, trainings and certifications in emerging environmental technologies. Environmental Reclamation Programs, Environmental Advocacy and Environmental Justice are key factors for the future of the planet, jobs and equity.
Pending: Future Giants is in phase 1 on it’s mission to open up a Multi-Organizational Environmental Technology Center (ETC). This center will provide services in a wholistic manner by integrating Corporate, Non Profit, Municipal and Local initiatives to provide workshops and trainings for students and community members. E.T.C will provide resources on emerging and prepare disenfranchised communities the opportunity to be a part of Emerging Technologies.
The Future Giants Organization has dedicated their time to work with our students to guide them toward success. I've known the Director RD Snyden and his staff for 4 years and I've had the privilege of working and collaborating with the Future Giants Organization while working at Mott Hall High School for almost two years.
Future Giants workshops has helped me grow academically through it’s informative sessions about how my high school system works to how my appearance and actions affect those around me.
I’ve developed a much richer mindset and sense of self thanks to the Future Giants Organization.
I joined Future Giants in my junior year of high school. At this time, I was struggling with my self-image and my self esteem. I was also much less social than I am now. However, I started going to his workshops, and I started to open up to new people. I made new friends in my high school that I felt that I could really rely on. I became more confident in my self image, and although I still am introverted, I feel more comfortable in social circumstances.
Future Giants has helped me go through the college application
process and opened the door to discussion on how to deal with
real-life problems like tuition, racism, and more.
The Future Giants Organization has helped me to develop both academically and as a person.
Before Future Giants came to my school when I was a junior, I had no idea where I was in the college admissions process, and I definitely didn’t know how to get through it.
I have been apart of Future Giants since 2016. Future Giants has helped me significantly and my life has changed for the better. Future Giants helped me realize that you will never stop fighting for what you want and for yourself.
Board Chairman, Emerging Environmental Technologies
CEO , Breakthrough Home Energy Inspections Inc.
A Senior Energy Analyst for Westchester Community Opportunity Program Inc. Responsible for assisting in the reduction of energy usage in low income housing with a $3M conservation budget. Audited over 50,000 units of housing in New York State. Analyzed and gathered pressure changes and other vital information for Multifamily Research Project. Performed lighting audits and supervised all field work for ULIEEP, Consolidated Edison, and Demand Side Management Project. Conducted seminars to field staff and managers for New Jersey State’s Weatherization Assistance Program on computerized auditing software for multi and single family housing on an entrepreneurial basis. Designed and directed seminars on the development and improvement of data collection and fuel analysis in the field for the Association for Energy Multifamily Building.
Licenses/Certification: Certified HUD 203k Pre-Planner
Board Vice Chairman, Equity Through Law
Attorney, Founding Partner Hamilton/Clarke LLP
Trial Attorney and Negotiator in the areas of Federal and State Criminal Defense, White-Collar Defense, Parole Defense and Civil Rights. Utilized resources and experiences to ensure young people and people of color understand the legal inequities in the system and how they must advocate for themselves and the techniques to achieve that.
Education: Cornell University, Certificate Program - Diversity and Inclusion, 2020; The Pennsylvania State University, School of Law, J.D. 2007 (Miller Center Public Interest Advocate Award)
Licenses/Certification: New York, New Jersey, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Board Chairman, Technology
Creative Technology Group
Senior technology executive with global operations background (US, Asia, Europe) heading up divisions within Fortune 50 companies (Pfizer, AT&T, Siemens) and leading technology start-ups in cybersecurity, natural language processing (AI), and health informatics. Board member at Wonka Dairy Company focusing on creating innovative and healthy products. Wonka Dairy manufactures and owns brands such as Serendipity Ice Cream and Roots Frozen, which provides 100% vegan and kosher frozen treats. Also a board member at the Mind Medium Agency, a leading digital marketing and ideation firm. Member of Global Customer Board at Cisco Systems, Inc., and served as Chairman of the Board at TechnologyConnect.com Inc., a venture backed company.
Education: Cornell University, B.S. and M.S. for Electrical Engineering; University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School of Business, MBA
Board Member, Academic Enrichment
NYC Department of Education
Educator with 30 years of experience in the New York City Department of Education. International teaching in Kuwait City, Kuwait private high school. Served on committees responsible for policies, curriculum and student life. Created English, grades 9-12, curriculum using literature, cultural diversity, conflict resolution. Designed a curriculum for college, career, and life skills classes for grades 9-12. Prepared students for NYS Regent English exam, and SAT and IELTS exams. Designed course to enhance Arabic students’ English grammar/writing skills. Conducted PSAL audits for student safety, and school compliance of regulations.
Education: Empire State College, Masters in Social Policy; Brown University, Bachelors in English
Board Member, Strategic Planning and Partnerships
Assistant Director, Institute of Urban and Minority Education (IUME)
Teachers College, Columbia University
Research interests are school/community partnerships and family and community engagement. Joined IUME in 2004 as it embarked on Supplementary Education initiative in central Harlem. Managed Edmund W. Gordon Campus extension located at the historic Theresa Towers Hotel and supplementary education incubation projects that included university partnerships with the Harlem Children’s Zone, Children’s Aid Society, the New York City Department of Education and The After School Corporation; background bridges New York City's politics, community and education. Served as an Assistant to Governor Mario Cuomo's Advisory Committee for Black Affairs and as a Program Analyst for the New York State Division for Youth. Prior to joining IUME, Veronica worked as Research Coordinator for the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College managing national child and family policy summer fellowship program for graduate students entitled "Putting Children First." Directed and developed academic enrichment and out-of-school-time programs for youth; provided technical assistance and evaluation to community-based organizations; served as manager for a successful District Leader political campaign; and serves as a consultant and proposal writer for education initiatives. Organized numerous community and charitable events and chaired the New Democratic Club's Education Committee in Harlem. Presented at numerous conferences; former member of the Upper Manhattan Rotary, International; an avid tennis player.
Education: Syracuse University, B.A. in Political Science; Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A. in Education Policy,
Board Member, Administrative
Retired Administrative Coordinator
Mount Sinai Health Systems, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
A credible administrator, identifying efficiencies, and establishing governance boundaries, earning a seat at the table wherever she serves; accustom to operational effectiveness as well as income/profit. Her administrative expertise spans the globe of the business arena. Retail. Communications. The fashion world. Event planning. The political field. Information technology. Performing arts. Education. Architecture. Legal. Healthcare. Filmmaking. But along the way, a strong sense of devotion for the non-profit sector was fostered…..a deep appreciation for how non-profit seek to improve the quality of life. A seasoned administrator managing marketing initiatives, spearheading development of volunteer and membership programs, advocating for non-profit sector to planning events and conferences. Former Secretary of the Central Harlem Senior Citizen Center Board, who successfully transitioned the Board to a professional and effective entity, and, in the absence of a Financial Officer, revitalized their finances; worked with Nominating Committee employing innovative mechanisms to solicit Board members. Formerly assisted the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) New York Chapter President in reconstructing the organization and was Parent Coordinator for Phenomenal Women Empowerment Alliance Charm & Etiquette School.
Education: SUNY Empire State College, Bachelors in Business Management
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