Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #361

SEO Celebrates 50 Years of Matching Talent with Opportunity
 

Since 1963, Spon­sors for Edu­ca­tional Oppor­tu­nity has made a life­time of achieve­ment pos­si­ble for 10,000 tal­ented young peo­ple from under­served and under­rep­re­sented communities.

Last night at Cipriani Wall Street, a sold-out crowd of over a thousand people attended a joyous celebration of the 50th anniversary of  Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO).   In 1963, at the age of 24, our extraordinary neighbor, incredible friend and Of Counsel to the Trustees of Gramercy Park Michael Osheowitz founded SEO.

 

 

SEO's mis­sion is to pro­vide aca­d­e­mic enrich­ment and career devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties to tal­ented young peo­ple from under­served and under­rep­re­sented communities. In 2012, SEO was selected as one of the top-performing non­prof­its in the coun­try by Social Impact Exchange, after having been rig­or­ously screened for proof of impact. 

 

 

Michael is Chairman Emeritus of the Edwin Gould Foundation (EGF), which was formerly located at 23 Gramercy Park South.  There he worked in collaboration with innovative non-profit partners in order to increase the number of college graduates from under-resourced communities.

 

 

We are proud of Michael for his many achievements and are grateful to have him as our dear friend.

 

Click here to read more about Michael and here to learn more about the work of SEO.