America Needs You - New Jersey

America Needs You - New Jersey fights for economic mobility for ambitious, low-income college students. We do this by providing intensive career development, mentorship, and professional networks to enable students to realize their academic and career aspirations.

America Needs You was founded by Robert Reffkin in July 2009, originally under the name of New York Needs You. Due to our program successes, we launched a sister program in New Jersey in 2012. In January 2014, the New York Needs You and New Jersey Needs You names were changed to America Needs You, in anticipation of our national launch. As an appointee by Mayor Bloomberg on the NYC Workforce Investment Board and the NYC Board of Education, Robert saw the incredible unmet need for mentorship and career preparation for low-income students, particularly those who are the first in their family to go to college. Robert faced several challenges in his youth, but was aided by nonprofit organizations that helped him achieve college and career success. He founded America Needs You at the age of 29 to mobilize a movement of young professional volunteers to assist low-income, first-generation college students in realizing their college and career ambitions.

Executive Director at America Needs You - New Jersey
589 8th Ave.
5th Floor
New York