Soul Bucket

Soul is geared toward implementing Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives within our Chapter. These include Networking events, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Services, and Sustainability (Green Initiatives).

Annual Events & Luncheon Team

The Annual Events and Luncheon Team focuses on identifying venues to host the Chapter’s networking events, signature events, and luncheon programs throughout the year.  Events and Luncheons are designed to facilitate networking among our members and business partners and provide topical programming in a variety of forms including roundtables, panel discussions and guest speakers.

ALANYC invites its members to join the team to assist in planning and coordinating these events.

Team Leader:
Francine Lahm, Vice President
francine.lahm@mendes.com

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Team 

The Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Team is responsible for enhancing cultural awareness and differences that exist in our workforce. The Team looks to develop programs throughout the year that improve diversity awareness and promote inclusion both within the chapter and at each of the chapter’s member firms.

ALANYC invites its members to join the committee to help plan and develop panel discussions, educational programming and other events dedicated to the topic of diversity and inclusion.  The team also work together on their annual newsletter, PRISM.

Team Leader:
Oria Aponte, Vice President
oaponte@hodgsonruss.com

Outreach Team – Community Services, C.O.R.E. (Career Opportunities Through Resources and Education) Team and Organizational Affiliations Team

The Community Services team selects not-for-profit organizations within our local community to be the beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts. The team plans events and fundraisers on behalf of these worthy organizations. The beneficiaries of our fundraisers have been the Urban Debate League, City Harvest, Volunteers of America, Dress for Success, to name a few.  

All of our efforts are assisted and supported by our Chapter members, Business Partners, families and friends. We continue to encourage everyone’s support and invite you to join the team to volunteer your services, recommend charities or to donate raffle prizes.

Community Connections C.O.R.E.

This team is responsible for creating and conducting workplace success training programs for students in NYC Schools. This pipeline initiative will include hands-on mentoring and training sessions designed to provide students with a wealth of information about succeeding in the workplace. The program will yield a potential pool of future employees and ALANYC members.

ALANYC invites its members to join the team to help with conducting workshops on demand.

Organizational Affiliations Team

The Organizational Affiliations Team is focused on building and sustaining alliances with peer organizations and local bar associations to help raise the chapter’s visibility in the legal community and the communities we serve.

ALANYC invites its members to join this team in its effort to raise the chapter’s visibility. Members are also invited to contact the team leader with ideas and suggestions to drive this initiative forward.

Team Leader:
Santa Medina, Vice President
santa.medina@mcblaw.com