About IvyWise

IvyWise Gives Back

IvyWise Gives Back

At IvyWise, we believe in giving back and making an impact in the local and global community.

One of the ways we do this is through supporting non-profit organizations with IvyWise Gives Back. By partnering with exceptional non-profits, we are working to make sure that quality educational services are available to students, no matter what the circumstance.

School the World

stw_logo_rev2At IvyWise we believe that educational support is important at any age and that making a positive impact, in your local community and in the world, is essential to building a better future for children everywhere. It is in that spirit that we decided to partner with School the World as part of our IvyWise Gives Back initiative and work with them to bring education to children who need it the most.

In March of 2018, a select group of IvyWise team members traveled to Guatemala to help build a new elementary school for kids in need! Our goal was to raise enough funds, in conjunction with the group we are traveling with, to not only help build the school but also provide the resources to get the school started and keep it running long after we are gone.

Impact is a major goal that we emphasize to students who take on similar projects as part of their high school experience. Donating your time is great, but making a positive impact that continues to grow long after you have returned home is essential to creating lasting change. This is why School the World is so special to us. School the World doesn’t just build schools. They develop deep relationships with the local government and community in order to ensure the success and longevity of the school once it’s completed. They provide teacher and parent training, as well as other support on an ongoing basis for years after the initial build. This is the kind of impact that we value and want to support through our partnership!

For more information on IvyWise’s partnership with School the World and our trip to Guatemala, or to make a donation, visit our fundraising page here.

See below for some photos of the completed school!

Pro Bono Services

We believe a college education is critical to a student’s success; however, many students do not have access to accurate information and quality admissions counseling. In an effort to address this and give back to the community, IvyWise offers pro bono services to selected students who will benefit from the guidance and admissions expertise provided by our counselors. We provide pro bono counseling opportunities for domestic students in 11th and 12th grades.

To be considered for a full pro bono program, please submit your application no later than February 1st of the Junior year. All information will be reviewed only by our executive team and be held in the strictest confidence. Families who wish to apply for our counseling scholarships should submit the following information:

  • A cover letter explaining reasons why the student would benefit from an IvyWise counseling scholarship, and how you heard about IvyWise
  • Transcripts from high school to date
  • All ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP scores
  • List and brief description of awards, honors and achievements
  • List and brief description of extracurricular activities, internships and part-time jobs, and/or awards or honors
  • If student is enrolled at a non-public high school, scholarships and financial aid student receives
  • Parents’ tax return(s) from most recent calendar year
  • Admission goals including list of targeted schools

Materials may be sent via postal mail, fax, or email:

501 Madison Avenue, Suite 802
New York, NY 10022
Fax: 212-262-4100
Email: [email protected]

Wayuu Taya Foundation

The Wayuu Taya Foundation, founded in 2002, supports efforts to assist indigenous people throughout Latin America, focusing on several initiatives including educational access and expansion. Through the Wayuu Taya Foundation, IvyWise is proud to be supporting a school in Venezuela, promoting educational opportunities to students who need it most.

NYU Langone Medical Center

IvyWise is proud to support NYU Langone Medical Center‘s pediatric patients. Families enrolling in long-term programs at IvyWise now have the option to donate a portion of program fees to NYU Langone Medical Center. This donation will go toward providing educational support for NYU Langone’s pediatric patients while they are in treatment.

For more information on how to donate a portion of your program fees to NYU Langone Medical Center, contact us at [email protected] or call 212-262-3500.

School Supply Donations

We realize that access to the best educational tools and resources can be challenging for many local students. IvyWise wants to encourage education and access to the tools students need to succeed. As part of our ongoing efforts, we have donated computers, printers, and other necessary school supplies to schools and foundations across the New York City area.