Empowering underserved youth to successfully enter the workforce through financial literacy, career and internship preparation.
Believe and Inspire is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that connects underserved youths ages 15-21 with the tools and support they need to prepare for the workforce and become self-sufficient. Since its early days in 2014, the non-profit has conducted expert-led workshops in Queens, New York, advising youth on topics like financial literacy, job searching and college applications. Initially starting with a small cohort of community workshops, growing demand across the city led Believe and Inspire to formalize their programming in 2018 with consistent, long-term offerings and enrollment 3 times per year.
Current programing by Believe and Inspire includes Financial Literacy, Internship Prep, College Admissions and Life Skills workshops. Topics are regularly adapted to timely events such as supporting youth who lost employment during the pandemic and need to prepare to re-enter the workforce . All workshops are led by industry professionals, life coaches, part-time teachers and other sector experts who volunteer their time as mentors. Believe and Inspire currently serves students in over 20 New York City schools.
We’re looking for Mentors and Volunteers who are college graduates or young professionals.
If you are a senior in College or Grad School and would like to be a mentor or volunteer,
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Believe & Inspire is led by Co-Founder and Executive Director, Annmarie Nowbath, who was inspired to create the non-profit after time interfacing with youths in the foster care system. In her conversations and experiences, she realized that many underserved youth lack resources to support them on their career journeys. It was a void she wanted to fill and knew she could make a difference.
She has serve in a few finance executive roles for fortune 500 companies and now works fulltime for Urban Accounting Services, an accounting firm that provides services in Finance, Accounting and Management to small businesses in the New York and the Tristate area. She loves spending time with her family, hiking in the summer and walking along the shores of Long Beach area. She holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University and an MBA from Keller.