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March 28, 2014

TV Journalist Jessica Abo Speaks at CCNY Student Event April 2

Jessica Abo, a TV journalist and actress, will speak at CCNY, April 2.

Journalist/actress inaugurates lecture series organized by YES (Youth Engaged Society)

Jessica Abo will be the inaugural speaker for a lecture series on giving back launched by a new City College of New York student organization known as "YES" (Youth Engaged Society). Ms. Abo has worked at NY1 News as an anchor and reporter. The event, which is free and open to the public, take places 12 noon, Wednesday, April 2, in Room 107, Shepard Hall, on the City College campus.

CCNY senior Oluwadamisi (Kay) Atanda organized YES as a non-profit organization to encourage volunteerism among City College undergraduates and to link them with internship and scholarship opportunities. The political science major said it was his way of giving back for the opportunities he's enjoyed at CCNY, which include a summer internship at the White House.

YES' goals include:
  • Promoting volunteerism by hosting community service-orientated events and maintaining a listing of volunteer activities in New York City;

  •  Organizing scholarship information sessions and compiling listings of U.S. and international scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students;

  • Encouraging students to pair in-class activities with internship experiences.
About Jessica Abo
Ms. Abo is an award-winning television journalist. You may have caught her on-air anchoring and reporting at NY1 News. Her acting credits include Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," The CW network's "Gossip Girl" and feature films "Girl Most Likely" and "Delivery Man." Ms. Abo is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism who considers herself an agent for social change. She has raised money for a variety of causes around the globe by running marathons and organizing her own charity events. She's the founder of Match 4 Good, Inc. – a boutique consulting firm with a social and philanthropic twist.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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