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Arete Charity Golf Tournament

This year, Arete Education (Arete) will be hosting an inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds to support initiatives that enable us to serve our extraordinary young people from underserved communities in the Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn in New York. Through this tournament we hope to provide access and create open spaces for our young people.

The mission of Arete Education is to train and empower youth to lead successful lives, regardless of their home zip code. Each year we partner with local schools and community groups to get our students into colleges, gain employment, and develop healthy mindsets. Arete creates pathways for Black and Brown students to defy the odds, overcoming obstacles no child in the U.S. should endure. Our school partner, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, boasts a 100% high school graduation rate and sends students each year to Cornell, Boston University, and NYU among other selective colleges despite the reality that 95% of students live in poverty.

The Arete Golf Tournament, which opens doors to professionals and youth alike, will be played at Saint Andrews Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 10 am - 4pm. Saint Andrews is America’s oldest golf club and is a noted course for golf enthusiasts. We will start with a light brunch, followed by a shotgun start, and conclude with a cocktail reception and dinner where we will give out awards for the day’s best performances.

Event Information

  • 10 Old Jackson Ave #3203,
    Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706
  • Golf Course Phone
    (914) 478-3500
  • Print and Promotions Chair
    (917) 985-9027

Tournament Schedule

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

10 am - Breakfast

11 am - Tee Time

4 pm - Awards

Get In Touch With Us

If you have any question about participating in this event, please don’t hesitate to send us a message.

 - 09/12/2023 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

Press Release Arete Golf Tournament


Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg

Arete Education, Inc.




Arete Education Golf Tournament Opens Doors for South Bronx & Harlem Teens

October 24th Event Raises Money, Awareness for Youth in Underserved Communities


New York City, NY: Today Arete Education, Inc., a South Bronx-based nonprofit youth development organization, announced plans to host its inaugural Golf Tournament at Saint Andrews Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Saint Andrews is America’s oldest private golf club and is a noted course for golf enthusiasts. The club will open its doors to Arete’s diverse group of tournament participants which includes leaders in the fields of law, health, human services, and business as well as program alumni currently enrolled in college. The golf tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 beginning at 10 am.


Arete’s students, staff, and Board directors all represent diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, many hailing from low-income backgrounds and never dreaming of being invited to a private golf club. Arete Board Director Kelly Holloway is Managing Director at Siebert Williams Shank and long-time member of Saint Andrews Golf Club. He was eager to connect Arete’s students and Board Directors to networking and recreational benefits of Golf in the form of a new fundraiser for the nonprofit that seeks to build private-public partnerships to invest in the city’s youth. The event is currently seeking sponsors and players who are passionate about investing in the city’s youth and see the value of building diverse professional networks and relationships through golf. 


McEvans Francois, Arete’s Board President, is thrilled about the event. He shares, “This is really exciting to bring our Black and Brown youth together with professionals on the Board as well as professionals in our BERG networks, and to do it on such a stunningly beautiful historic Golf Course. It’s amazing for us.” Francois, Executive Director at a global Data and FinTech firm, is active in bringing professionals together through Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) initiatives on Wall Street. Francois sees the Arete Golf Tournament as a perfect opportunity to connect BERG professionals with the mission of Arete and open doors to the next generation of professional leaders.


About Arete: Arete Education, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving youth from New York City. Founded in 2012 to empower and train teens in the South Bronx to lead successful lives, Arete has since expanded to serve students ages 5-24 in Harlem, Brooklyn, and The Bronx through school-based partnerships.

 - 08/08/2023 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

Arete Launches Summer Career Camps

Join Arete’s network of professionals this summer to engage students ages 14-22 in an innovative career exposure and networking program: Arete Summer Career Camps. From July 31st to August 11th, we will be engaging students from across the city to explore the careers of Journalism, Finance, and Teaching. For our recently arrived families who are asylum seekers, we will run a specialized bilingual program for career exposure with additional social services supports included. Students who complete one or more Career Camp programs will receive a certificate and stipend check or rapid! Paycard ($15/hour). All interested students should complete our registration form by June 30th. Arete Impact Fellow and alumnus Dinanyelin Martinez will follow up by phone to confirm program dates, locations, and other details and answer student and family questions during the week of July 3rd. Learn more.

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Arete campamento de carrera de verano

Únase a la red de profesionales de Arete este verano para involucrar a estudiantes de 14 a 22 años en un innovador programa de exposición profesional y creación de redes: Arete Summer Career Camps. Del 31 de julio al 11 de agosto, estaremos involucrando a estudiantes de toda la ciudad para explorar las carreras de Periodismo, Finanzas y Enseñanza. Para nuestras familias recién llegadas que son solicitantes de asilo, llevaremos a cabo un programa bilingüe especializado para la exposición profesional con apoyos de servicios sociales adicionales incluidos. Los estudiantes que completen uno o más programas Career Camp recibirán un certificado y un cheque de estipendio o rápido! Tarjeta de pago ($15/hora). Todos los estudiantes interesados ​​deben completar nuestro formulario de inscripción antes del 30 de junio. La Becaria de Impacto de Arete y exalumna Dinanyelin Martínez hará un seguimiento por teléfono para confirmar las fechas del programa, las ubicaciones y otros detalles y responderá las preguntas de los estudiantes y las familias durante la semana del 3 de julio.

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 - 06/22/2023 - sbsd@areteeducation.org
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Baylander Summer 2023 Launch Party

Arete Board of Directors welcomed 50 guests to the Baylander Steel Beach for a happy hour fundraising event in Harlem this past Sunday, May 21. 2023. We had an incredible showing of support from the Board, staff, family, colleagues, and new Arete supporters. It was a beautiful evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2022-2023 school year and bring awareness to our Summer 2023 Program offerings. Please consider donating today to support 500 students in the Bronx and Harlem receive access to free summer programming in academics, enrichment, and career exposure.


 - 05/22/2023 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

Citizenship Legal Aid Partnership with CUNY

Arete Education staff and Board Director Raymond Sanchez joined the City University of New York Citizenship Now! initiative and Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. to provide legal support to 84 community members in the South Bronx to prepare citizenship applications. Thank you to our staff Gabriel Hernandez, Lizzette Cheatwood, Amy Arizmendi, Noe Carrillo and our Board Director Raymond Sanchez for leading the charge.

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Feed Our Needs - 2022 Round Up

Over Two Years: 1,700 Families Served

As the year comes to a close, Arete Education and The Collective Black Employee Resource Group (CFBERG) wanted to thank you for your generosity and support for the Feed Our Needs campaign. For the last two years were we able to raise $40,250 that was critical in supporting disenfranchised communities, as food insecurity continues to increase. 

Your contributions during challenging times enabled us to support Black- and Brown-owned restaurants who were key in sourcing meals that were distributed in the Bronx and Harlem. To date we have been able to feed over 1700 families and students, and in 2022 we partnered with JFFNYC who helped us to reach more families in need. We hope to continue this partnership and drive our mission investing in youth across New York City, we need your support to fulfill this mission in our communities. 

How You Can Help

We have several upcoming events that we need your help with in January! You can help pack warm clothing bags for families and serve hot meals at our next Feed Our Needs events during MLK Jr. Weekend (January 16th). Find out more ››

Our Impact

Across the city, you have helped make a difference in our communities! Since 2020, we have partnered with local NYC restaurants, The Collective CF BERG, South Bronx Mutual Aid, The Lab School, Harlem Police Athletic League, Harlem Lacrosse, Carvers Savings Bank, and Zeta Boule Fraternity.


Help Raise Funds for 2023 Events

We are actively fundraising now for our 2023 events. Please consider supporting us by or volunteering or OR making a donation..

 - 12/14/2022 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

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 - 12/13/2022 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

Arete's Holiday Kickoff at LSFT

At Arete Education, we love to celebrate the winter holidays by providing meaningful opportunities for our high school students and staff to give back to our school communities. We are sending out a heartfelt thank you to the entire LSFT & Arete communities for supporting our students and families at our Holiday Kickoff 2022 Event on December 3, 2022.

Here are the numbers for this annual community event:

  • Families Served: 100
  • Hats/scarves/gloves: 200
  • Arete holiday bags: 100
  • Socks: 200
  • Coats: 34
  • Hot food: 100 Feed our Needs Meals from local Black and Brown Owned Restaurants
  • Wrapped Toys: 100
  • Clothes: 140
  • Duffel Bags: 87 for families in temporary housing

Thank you for all of your support!

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 - 12/04/2022 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

Juneteenth Freedom Fest 2022 Impact

Arete Education and The Collective (CF BERG) partnered over the Juneteenth 2022 Holiday weekend to support the 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Fest NYC in Harlem.

We donated $5,000 in meal vouchers to residents of Harlem in partnership with NYC NYCHA offices and JFF Event staff to feed over 450 people at the event and support a local business partner, Casa Birria NYC! We are so proud to have expanded our Feed Our Needs Initiative to include this Juneteenth Freedom Fest Community Event.

Arete Education volunteers also hosted a youth Creative EQ Table, featuring local business-owner Nicoise Waring's Coisescape Black Arts experiences.

Closing, we extend a large appreciation to Arete Board members McEvans Francois and Kholofelo Mothibi for organizing the event alongside Barclays ERG leader Erica Fray and the 15 volunteers and financial support from Barclays, S&P Global, Mizuho, Nomura, Deutsche, USB, and Factset.

 - 06/22/2022 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

S.T.E.M. to S.T.A.R.S. 2022 Launch

Support Our Summer 2022 Launch of S.T.E.M. to S.T.A.R.S.

Make a Contribution on Square to Sponsor Our First Cohort at our Juneteenth Program Launch

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 - 06/18/2022 - sbsd@areteeducation.org

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