Who We Are

SIMNY Community Outreach is committed to “Giving Back” to the community by developing programs for members through alliances and partnerships.

How Can You Engage

  • Participate in programs – judging, coaching, mentoring, donating, STEM focused
  • Send your volunteer activities outside SIMNY to be recognized
  • Recommend relevant programs
  • Join the Community Outreach Committee

What’s In It for You

  • Gives you a sense of purpose beyond work
  • Fulfills positive feelings from contributing to society
  • Fosters social connections and getting to know your peers and communities in need
  • Increases happiness for you and others whose lives you improve


FIRST is a global robotics community preparing young people for the future. NYC FIRST runs three robotics
programs and leagues that serve hundreds of teams and thousands of students across the five boroughs.
FIRST seeks to shape the next generation of problem solvers and critical thinkers to succeed in college,
career and community.

  • SIMNY members participated as judges in the 2021 NYC FIRST competition
  • FIRST Website
  • Every year there are opportunities to act as mentors as well as judges
  • Email outreach@nysim.org if you are interested to be a judge
Technovation logo


Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world
problems through technology. Students express a greater interest in technology and leadership after participating
in Technovation, and 58% of alumni enroll in more computer science courses after participating.


NPower & NPowerMatch

NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. With an over 80% success rate, NPower trains veterans and underserved individuals for careers in IT. Their tuition-free programs offer the skills needed to jumpstart careers in technology. NPower volunteer coaches can participate in coaching experiences requiring as little as 90 minutes. And for a more enriching experience, NPowerMatch connects students with leaders for a 6-month virtual mentoring relationship. There are many easy ways to give back throughout the year!

  • SIMNY members regularly volunteer for multiple coaching sessions per year!
  • SIMNY members join NPowerMatch and are paired with an NPower student to mentor them through
    the transition from student to employee!
  • SIMNY members and member companies provide internships to NPower students (often launching a career!)
  • NPower Overview
  • NPowerMatch Overview
  • Email outreach@nysim.org if you are interested in being a mentor