What is the SIM NY Metro Program for Community Outreach?

In conjunction with the national SIM organization ( STEM History – Society for Information Management )who has donated in the past approximately $800,000 (combination of volunteer services and $) in furthering STEM and the industry,

SIMNY has enabled partnerships with:

  1.  N Power and The Community Corps program – , “tech volunteers powering social good”


  1. New York City Office of the CTO: Tech Talent Pipeline, Ladders for Leaders programs



We are extending this Community outreach to partner with the SIMNY Members on:

  1. IT departments community give-back programs
  2. Asset recycling- Equipment donations for schools and nonprofits
  3. Building a base of community outreach leaders for career counseling, building applications for the social good, etc…

If you have interested to be part of the operating committee or a contributor, please contact:

Judy Arteche-Carr- Team Lead

Community Outreach Team Members:

Roxana Callejo Garcia

Michael Israel

Joe Plasensia

Kevin VanWieren



There are several ways to do this and in some cases, if you are already doing some of the programs, just let us know so we can list them.

You can volunteer NOW by signing up with N Power at:


This is an all-purpose registration form that can be sent to volunteers, nonprofits, and schools to ensure that they are tagged to SIMNY. This way, you will get an email which details the volunteer work needed. Examples as of Nov 10, 2016 are:


Code Brooklyn Hour of Code

Help kids learn to love Computer Science

Code Brooklyn is an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, and its objective is simple: Every Brooklyn public school student gets the opportunity to learn to code.

Code Brooklyn has set a goal of doing an “Hour of Code” event at EVERY Brooklyn public school this year during Computer Science Education Week (December 7 to December 13). There are 2 ways to get involved:

·        Planning and Outreach 

·        In-Classroom Mentoring 




NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

Recognize Young Women In Computing


The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of over 200 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women’s participation in information technology.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help review and score online applications from thousands of young women and educators nationwide for NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing and Aspirations in Computing Educators awards. Volunteering as an application judge takes 3 hours and can be done virtually.

School of the Future

Take learning outside the classroom

School of the Future is a comprehensive High School that focuses mainly on critical thinking, writing across disciplines, college, and career readiness.

Students from 11th and 12th grade have expressed interest in learning about Information Technology and are seeking unpaid volunteer experiences with professionals working in the industry. Students are willing to commit 4 hours per week and they earn academic credit for the experience. Help students from a small public NYC school build 21st century skills.



Arts & Letters School

Configure iPads for Student Learning


Arts & Letters is a small public school in Brooklyn encompassing Kindergarten through 8th grade. With only two classes at each grade level, they provide the children and young people with a caring and intimate learning environment.

Assistance is needed in setting up and syncing iPads for use by the students (e.g. settings, parental controls etc).Have you got the touch?


Have you renewed your NY SIM membership for 2015?

Log on to the SIM Website
* Sign in using your Member username and password
* Click ‘Membership Info’ on right-hand side of the screen
* Click ‘Securely Renew Your Membership’
* Select your Membership Information level from the drop down menu
* Your Member information should already be populated
* Please fill in the Billing Information
* Finally click Submit Securely

You don’t want to miss out on SIM’s year-round benefits, including:

  • Networking: SIMposium 2015 (Charlotte); roundtables and seminars
  • Knowledge Sharing: Advanced Practices Council research; Working Group deliverables;
  • SIM Connect; SIM News Extra; Webcasts and SIMnet.org
  • Education: Access to SIM Regional Leadership Forum, providing industry-specific training for future IT leaders
  • Advocacy: The collaborative “voice” of SIM on issues such as cyberspace security and software licensing
  • Industry Leadership: Access to peers who understand and manage similar challenges and issues 
 Renew today if you haven’t already done so!

Resolve to Help Yourself  … or Someone Else … in 2015

The coming holidays mark the end of the year and the time when people  often reflect on how they can improve in the New Year. Many set personal  goals and make “New Year’s resolutions” – and forget about them by March

The Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) challenges you to make a New  Year’s resolution that is guaranteed to stick: invest in your own personal and  professional development, or nominate someone else to do so, by  participating in the 2015 RLF program. The RLF takes high potential  individuals and helps them develop their own authentic leadership style and  the emotional intelligence, personal strengths, and core competencies that  define true leaders.  The results are often life changing.

This is what some recent graduates have to say about the value of the RLF  program.  Read more…

Register Now!