The Imagine Society

About The Imagine Society

The Imagine Society hosts fun social events where the invited guests attend with their individual youth groups and adult leaders to meet up with other youth groups from different cultures and backgrounds. These face to face events are a unique and excellent opportunity to broaden perspectives about the world we live in. 

We invite youth groups from around New York City who are engaged in making a difference in their communities and the world beyond. At our events the individual groups mix together and expand their hearts and minds as they make new friends and share ideas for community service and creating a better society.

Our member groups hail from all over the city in schools, churches, temples, mosques and community centers, and are comprised of young teens from a wide variety of city schools. These are exceptional kids who value their world and community and are actively engaged in service. By collaborating with other groups with diverse cultures yet similar goals, we have found that pre-conceived prejudices about people who are “different” melt away through a celebration of goodness and compassion, and our young people become better prepared to be the diplomatic and peaceful leaders of the future.

Member's Schools

Our past events have hosted youth groups comprised of students from the following schools:

Ideal School of Manhattan • 75 Morton MS 297 • Avenues: The World School • Booker T. Washington Middle School • East Side Community High School• Marymount School of New York • PS 165 Robert E. Simon • PS 199 • Church of The Blessed Sacrament School • Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School • Saint Ignatius Loyola School • PS 145 • Spruce Street School • Stuyvesant High School • High School of American Studies at Lehman College • Regis High School • Bard High School • Trinity School • Bronx Science • Friends Seminary

Meet Our Adult Leadership Team

Although our emphasis is on youth-led service, our stellar adult team offers scaffolding and guidance by providing leadership training, facilitating discussion and offering inspiration, support and mentorship to our young members.

Nora Fitzpatrick Founding Member
Laura Moore Brown Founding Member
Jeannie Gaffigan Founding Member
Harold S. Koplewicz Honorary Board Member
Danielle Blumstein Director of Jewish Outreach
Emily Chen Carrera Advisory Board Member
Laurence "LJ" Jolicoeur Advisory Board Member
Hitha Herzog Advisory Board Member
Marina Franklin Advisory Board Member
Eve Nova Technical Director of Youth Technology and Design
Sahar Husain Advisory Board Member
Sanober Khan Advisory Board Member