Community Outreach

SIMNY Metro Community Outreach Mission

  1. Filling the IT Pipeline (STEM):  
    • Support schools, programs and organizations on STEM initiatives
    • Encourage students to consider careers in Information Technology
    • Information on SIM Stem Outreach
  2. Community giveback:
    • Asset Donations
    • Community Service Day

The 2016 Goals

  • Implement Community Outreach Programs with Partners
  • Survey the membership on current community outreach activities and linking them to SIMNY Metro
  • Increase Community Outreach communications through emails, conference calls, events, PR & publicity by coordinating with SIMNY Marketing
  • Improve SIMNY Metro website for Community Outreach
  • Strengthen relationships with SIM National and other SIM Chapters to get ideas or coop programs

Our Support Model

  • SIMNY Metro members actively “donate” their time to programs
  • Partner with organizations that work within our communities to support local programs

Our Core Team

  • Judy Arteche-Carr: CEO, Arteche Global Group
  • Suhit Gupta: CTO, The Carlyle Group
  • Michael Israel: CIO, Six Flags Entertainment
  • Rise Jacobs: CTO, Astoria Bank
  • Simon Moloney: Code to Work
  • Joe Placensia: CEO, Knightsbridge Tech.
  • Kevin Van Wieren: SIMNY Partner, Rackspace
SIMNY Metro Metrics 2015
Total Dollars Given or Spent 117,000
Total # of Volunteer Hours Given 833
Total # of Students Reached 100
Total # of Schools Reached 3
Total # of SIMNY Volunteers Involved 6
Total # of SIM organizations 2
Total # of Non-Profits Involved 1

2016 Community Outreach partners

If you would like to participate or have any suggestions, please contact Judy Arteche-Carr at