Get Involved

We welcome your participation in our organization! There are a variety of ways get involved.

Volunteer your time to help us grow:

  • Join our advisory board. Help guide our priorities and strategies. Previous board or not-for-profit work experience helpful but not necessary.
  • Become a research assistant.  Help our research team collect, enter and analyze data.
  • Share your talent. Our volunteers offer everything from writing and budgeting help, to design and graphics expertise.
  • Become a class assistant. Our staff team is comprised of our lead instructor, suited instructor and class assistants who help us make the class a great experience for the students.

Connect us to people and resources:

  • Hold your own fundraiser.  One donor held a housewarming party and asked for donations to Emerging Strategies in lieu of housewarming gifts and raised $500 in one night. We gained many new supporters.
  • Make a donation.  Our program participants receive our services free of charge.  The primary source of funding for Emerging Strategies programs comes from individual donations and family foundations. We are a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
  • Introduce us. We love to meet people – if you know an individual or organization that we should know, help us connect with a personal introduction.

For more information about volunteering or donating to Emerging Strategies, contact Karen Chasen at or call 212-627-6938.