Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education for New York City

SCIP Celebrates 16 Years of Mentoring and Internships with March 7 Fundraising Gala

The Selective Corporate Internship Program (SCIP) will hold its 16th anniversary celebration “An Evening with the Stars” at the Battery Gardens inside Battery Park on March 7 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. The SCIP program provides bright, promising New York and New Jersey high school students with corporate mentoring, leadership development and internship opportunities to gain valuable business skills. 

SCIPgalaThe Evening with the Stars dinner honors executives and their organizations that support SCIP’s  program:  Desiree Dancy, chief diversity officer and vice president of corporate HR,  New York Times (Corporation Of The Year Award); Sterling Roberson, vice president, United Federation of Teachers  (Leadership Of The Year Award);  Lynda Ireland, president and CEO, the NY&NJ Minority Supplier Development Council  (Humanitarian Of The Year Award); and Albert Ruiz, president, Urban Studio Motion and Print (Partnership Of The Year Award). The event is chaired by Mark Szollar of the  New York Times.

“We give these awards annually to individuals who have distinguished themselves and their companies by successfully demonstrating a strong commitment to service,” says SCIP Co-Founder Monica Mancebo.The gala also recognizes SCIP alumni. This year’s Ambassador Of The Year Honorees are Rima Abdelkader, journalist at NBC, and Francois Cedoit, auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The emcee for the evening is Pierre Salamon, vice president, Global Training and Brand Development, Victorinox, Switzerland. Major supporters include: The New York Times, the United Federation Of Teachers, Paul Volker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Victorinox Swiss Army, Clarins Fragrance Group, American Express, Pfizer, USTA, Thierry Mugler, HACR, PRIMER, Ernst & Young, Mitchell & Titus, Colgate, IOMA, Urban Studios Motion and Print, Georgetown College, Penn State, Rutgers University, Time Warner, NBC, PWC, New York Life, JPMorgan Chase, Staples, Target and Electrolux.

For more information, call Miguel Mancebo at 646-236-4289 or email