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The Catalyst Network Foundation (CNF) is an organization created by young professionals, seeking to invest in high-potential youth through mentoring and individualized career and leadership development.

The fellowship scholars unique gifts and talents are utilized from their first day. We put your personal plan to work touring corporate offices, pitching business ideas, developing personal and professional skills.

CNF will organize networking and skill development throughout the academic year to reinforce academic development. CNF has helped students in the college application process advancing their academic career.

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The Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. (CNF) is a non-profit education initiative 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2011, CNF is focused on life enrichment and professional development, with a mission to engage high-potential youth and veterans (ages 21-30) with successful projects by providing the proper tools, network, and development opportunities.

The social enterprise is fundamentally grassroots, steered by a volunteer leadership team in New York City and Washington, D.C. In July of 2012, Ranking Congressman Ed Towns awarded a proclamation to the Foundation, in recognition of the organization’s achievements.

Prospective Fellowship Scholars are eligible to apply during their sophomore or junior year in high school. The New York City Fellows are enrolled at one of our eight partner high schools in New York City.

The Washington, DC Fellows are enrolled at one of our partner schools in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or scholars at the Black Student Fund or Latino Student Fund.

The Fellowship Scholars have to complete our summer-intensive program where the fellowship scholars are trained from day one: they tour corporate offices, pitch business ideas, and develop professional skills. Over 200 High School students have been admitted to the Fellowship Program.

Since 2011, the Fellows have worked at and secured internships at top startups, corporation and medical institutions, the scholars have participated in corporate tours and create or pitched presentations about inner-city school challenges to several corporations, including: Google, Goldman Sachs, NIKE, LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Microsoft, Covington & Burling LLP, GAP, BET, Essence Magazine, NPR, Kaye Scholer LLP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, Bloomberg, Peebles Corporation, Infor, Deloitte, FOX News, and NBC Studios.

CNF is a multi-state program that has worked with over 20 high schools, 35 community organizations and 20 corporations.

We operate an annual 3-week summer intensive program, successfully admitting 200 High School students to our Fellowship program. Of the Fellows that have completed the summer intensive, 100 percent of them have graduated High school, over 90 percent have enrolled in college (several attending prestigious universities) or trade-school.

We provide year-round professional development and college preparatory workshops that instruct over 400 HS students annually, educating over 1700 high school students to-date and CNF operates an Internship program that has secured internships for over 30 students in the Fellowship Program.

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CNF holds a Summer Intensive Program for high school sophomores and juniors in New York City and Washington, D.C.

The Catalyst Network Foundation holds an Intensive Summer Program for these high school sophomores and juniors in the City of New York and Washington, D.C

Successful applicants are enrolled at a CNF partnership high school. The program is from July to August.

Successful applicants are enrolled at a CNF partnership high school. The program is from July to August.

Since 2011, CNF Fellowship Scholars have participated in corporate tours and create or pitched presentations about inner-city school challenges to several corporations, including: Google, Goldman Sachs, Nike, Gap, Infor, LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Microsoft, Essence Magazine, Covington & Burling LLP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, Bloomberg, FOX News, NPR, BET, and NBC Studios.

CNF holds a Summer Intensive Program for high school sophomores and juniors in New York City and Washington, D.C.

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The Catalyst Network Foundation Inc.(CNF).

Is a non-profit education initiative 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2011, CNF is focused on life enrichment and professional development, with a mission to engage high-potential youth (ages 14-25) and veterans (ages 21-30) with successful projects by providing the proper tools, network, and development opportunities.

The social enterprise is fundamentally grassroots, steered by a volunteer leadership team in New York City and Washington, D.C. In July of 2012, Ranking Congressman Ed Towns awarded a proclamation to the Foundation, in recognition of the organization’s achievements.

CNF holds a Summer Intensive Program for rising high school juniors and seniors in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Successful applicants are enrolled at a CNF partnership high school. Over 200 students have been admitted to the Fellowship Program and are CNF Fellows (99% have graduated High school, and more than 90% of them have enrolled in college or a trade school).

The fellowship scholars are trained from day one: they tour corporate offices, pitch business ideas, and develop professional skills. CNF personnel assess the Fellows career aspirations, expose them to various opportunities, and foster intrapersonal growth. Each student receives individualized attention and internships in preparation for higher education and community service.

Through CNF’s Mentorship Program, Fellowship scholars are paired with a mentor that is a trailblazer in the profession or career field the fellows aspire to pursue.

The CNF Internship Program secures CNF Fellows with internships at top startups, corporations, and medical institutions.

Since 2011, the Fellows have participated in corporate tours and create or pitched presentations about inner-city school challenges to several corporations, including: Google, Goldman Sachs, NIKE, LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Microsoft, Covington & Burling LLP, GAP, BET, Essence Magazine, NPR, Kaye Scholer LLP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, Bloomberg, Peebles Corporation, Infor, Deloitte, FOX News, and NBC Studios.

The youth initiative also holds career and college preparatory workshops throughout the school year, educating over 800 high school students in the aforementioned metropolitan areas.

The organization works with American veterans (ages 21-30), connecting them with resources and information to assist them with their career and academic ambitions.

CNF host a professional mixer and panel discussion called The Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) a gathering that is held quarterly it uniquely combines networking and thoughtful policy discussion on topics affecting minority communities. The goal is to provide a forum for critical conversation on issues often ignored by mainstream media outlets. After the general discussion, the event transforms into an in-person social component allowing attendees to build on ideas.

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