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2018 World Cup Watch Party

July 15, 2018

Jersey City, NJ

It was a thrilling FIFA World Cup and what better way to end it than watching the finale with a friendly, enthusiastic crowd from all over the world, and a catered Mozambican lunch!

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March For Our Lives

March 24, 2018

Central Park West, New York, NY 

UWC NYC joined thousands of protesters demanding action on gun violence in the US after yet another mass shooting. As UWC alumni we believe in peace and a sustainable future, and that action begins wherever we are.

Lunar New Year Dumpling Making Party

February 24, 2018

Midtown, New York, NY 

Celebrate the New Year by learning to make traditional soup dumplings! All supplies provided Pork and Vegetarian dumplings will be available. 


International Friendsgiving Potluck 

November 19, 2017

Upper West Side, New York, NY 

In the spirit of this year's UWC theme, the Power of Diversity, UWC NYC hopes to celebrate Thanksgiving through a 'diverse" tasting of food from the 5 different continents. Come join us at our International Friendsgiving Potluck!


  1. Mustard Chicken - Columbia 

  2. Okonomiyaki + Miso Soup - Japan

  3. Tortilla de Patatas - Spain

  4. Farmer’s cheese dumplings - Slovenia

  5. Fried Rice Cakes - China

  6. Cantonese BBQ pork - Hong Kong

  7. Thanksgiving Turkey - USA

  8. Vegetarian Lasagna 

  9. Vegetarian Mac n Cheese

  10. Seasonal pies

UWC Holiday Party 2017

December 15, 2017

Harlem, New York, NY's back! UWC NYC invites you to the fourth annual UWC New York Holiday Dinner Party! We are extremely thankful to Beatrice Sibblies (Pearson College UWC alum) for her generosity in hosting this event at her home in Harlem. 

UWC Day 2017 - The Power of Diversity

September 16, 2017

NYU, 31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003



Panel Discussion on Diversity

Improv Session

Small Group Discussions

Happy Hour


Maya Alkateb-Chami is the Director of Jusoor, an international nonprofit organization working to help Syria through education. Winner of the Academic Freedom Award, Jusoor focuses on higher education, remedial education for children, and entrepreneurship training. Previously, Maya ran Al Makan Art Association, a cultural nonprofit in Syria, co-founded and led the United World Colleges' (UWC) scholarship program for Syrian adolescents, and directed admissions at UWC-USA international boarding school.

Analisa Leonor Balares is the CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of Womensphere which she founded in 2007, and Chair & CEO of the Womensphere Foundation. She leads the Womensphere Innovation Lab and New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network. Since 2008, she has been the curator and convenor of the Womensphere Summits, Womensphere Festival, and Womensphere Emerging Leaders Summits.

Cheryl Pahaham works in the New York State Comptroller's Office, where she has performed as a fiscal monitor and an audit planner. Cheryl is also active in local electoral politics in Northern Manhattan, where she served on the local community board, ran for a New York City Council seat, and assisted candidates in other election campaigns. Cheryl earned a doctorate in sociology from the New School, which is where she met her husband (and UWC alum) Robin Le Baron.

Tamara Morgan works as the Community Partnership Coordinator at the Adaptive Design Association. She previously worked as creative art therapist with at risk teens. She is a graduate of NYU’s Steinhardt School for Art Therapy. Diagnosed at birth with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that makes her bones abnormally fragile, Tamara is an avid advocate of diversity, adaptations and the psychosocial well-being of all people.

Carolyn Feenaghty works as a Special Education teacher for the NYC DOE for children with severe to multiple disabilities and provides education services for children with visual impairments and blindness. Carolyn is a volunteer at the Adaptive Design Association, Inc. a local non-for-profit that provides custom adaptations, educational, pre-vocation services for individuals with disabilities. She facilitates portions of custom adaptation building with her students in her classroom throughout the school year.


UWC NYC Speaker Series: "How to Have a Good Day" with Caroline Webb (CEO of Sevenshift and UWC Atlantic College alum)

April 2, 2016

NYU Silver 206 (2nd fl), 31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003

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UWC NYC hosted a speaker event “How to Have a Good Day” with CEO of Sevenshift and UWC Atlantic College alum Caroline Webb. 

"How to Have a Good Day"
Whether we have a good day or not depends partly on things we can’t control – perhaps there’s a crisis at work or our colleagues are cranky today. But behavioral science shows us that many things that seem “fixed” or “random” can be surprisingly strongly influenced by our own actions, once we understand just a little of how the brain works. Caroline will demonstrate how tiny tweaks to our daily routines can transform our experience of what happens around us, the number of hours in the day, our level of intelligence, and even other people’s moods. With this kind of powerful insight in our back pocket, we can change our “luck” and put many more good days within reach. 


Holiday Dinner Party 2015

December 12, 2015

Harlem, NY

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UWC Day UWC NYC celebrated the holiday season with our third annual Holiday Party with dinner catered from Los Tacos, Dos Caminos and Financier Patisserie! A big thank you to Pearson College UWC alum Beatrice Sibblies for hosting us again!

UWC Day 2015

September 19, 2015

Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center

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UWC Day in NYC 2015 was a flagship event for the third annual UWC Day hosted by UWC NYC, in collaboration with UWC International. Over 200 UWC alumni, friends and staff came together to celebrate the values and impact of the UWC movement. The day featured distinguished alumni panelists and special guest speakers from UWC International and the colleges.

Beach Party 2015

September 7, 2015

Rockaways, NY

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Our first "UWC New York Goes to the Beach" in 2014 was a huge success so we had round two! This event was graciously hosted again by Atlantic College Alum Beata Jostmeier, who we can't thank enough!

Wine Tasting Class

April 12, 2015

NYC Wine Company, 167 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

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UWC alumni enjoyed UWC NYC's first wine tasting event at NYC Wine Company, which has 4.5 stars on Yelp  and is named a 'Critics Pick' in New York Magazine. This wine 101 class consisted of a selection of nine wines for tasting, along with light accoutrements (artisanal cheeses, olives, charcuteries and bread).  Founder and instructor Andrew Harwood discussed the chosen wines; what makes each unique, how one can find great wine values and much more.

Project Week 2015 with USA-USA

March 7-15, 2015

Various, New York

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For the first time ever, UWC NYC hosted 12 first-year students from UWC-USA for Project Week 2015. The students came to New York, stayed with alumni and volunteered with 3 great local charities that partnered with us in this effort (thanks to USA-USA alum Irfan Hasan and UWC Adriatic alum Robin LeBaron for helping us line these up!)


A Project Week Kick-off Reception with the UWC NYC alumni community to welcome the 12 visiting UWC-USA students was held at Pearson College alum Meera Gandhi’s residence. 

Brooklyn BBQ at Philip's

July 25, 2015

Brooklyn, NY

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 Summer fun and BBQ season! Thank you to Philip Nikolov for hosting us at his house!


Holiday Dinner Party 2014

December 13, 2014

Harlem, NY

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UWC NYC held our second annual UWC New York Holiday Dinner Party with dinner catered from Dinosaur BBQ! We are extremely thankful to Pearson College UWC alum Beatrice Sibblies for her generosity in hosting this event at her home in Harlem.

New York Cares Day 2014

October 18, 2014

Marble Hill School for International Studies, Bronx, NY 


 The UWC NYC team participated in community service on NY Cares Day, helping out Marble Hill School for International Studies to paint classrooms. and give  as part of. NY Cares day is New York's City's largest hands-on volunteer day on which more than 4,000 volunteers join together to create a brighter future for our city's public school students, kicking off the start of the school year and NewYork Cares year-round education projects.

UWC Day 2014

September 14, 2014

Colloquium Room at NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life

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UWC NYC's second annual UWC Day had a great turnout (110 participants!), lively discussion, happy mingling and plenty of UWC spirit! The main panel featured a diverse and talented group of UWC alumni including a fashion designer, Oscar-nominated film director, global leader in women empowerment and research scientist in climate and society. A special thanks to our panelist speakers: Analisa Balares (UWC Pearson '94), Diarra Bousso (UWC Red Cross Nordic '07), Daniel Osgood (UWC Adriatic '87) and Rick Rowley (UWC-USA '94). We are truly honored to have such an impressive and inspiring group of individuals join us and share their stories and thoughts with us on UWC and having an impact. An extra thanks to Rick Rowley for sharing his film "Dirty Wars" with us!

UWC New York Goes To The Beach

July 26, 2014

Rockaways, NY

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A unique UWC getaway at a Rockaway Beach House, hosted by Atlantic College alum Beata Jostmeier, who we can't thank enough! Complete with hot tub, grilled food, drinks and the usual one-of-a-kind UWC mixing and mingling! 

Picnic in Central Park

June 29, 2014

Sheep's Meadow, Central Park

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What better way to enjoy summer in NYC with a picnic in Central Park with old and new UWC friends!

Community Service with Hope Community

April 26, 2014

East Harlem, NY


UWC NYC organized our first community service project with Hope Community, volunteering to do spring cleaning and planting a community garden. Hope Community is a community-based not-for-profit affordable housing organization that aims to enrich the lives of the people who live and work in East Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods through cultural arts, economic development and social service alliances.

Reception with Pearson College and UWC-USA

April 16, 2014

Harlem, NY


UWC NYC was honored to be able to arrange a dinner reception for UWC alumni in the area to meet Pearson College’s Head of School, David Hawley, along with Pearson College alumnus, Benoît Charlebois, and VP of Advancement for UWC-USA, Christie Baskett who were visiting New York. Pearson College UWC alum Beatrice Sibblies was kind enough to host us at her home in Harlem, thank you Beatrice!


Holiday Dinner Party 2013

December 14, 2014

Upper East Side, NY


We are delighted to start an annual tradition of the UWC NYC Holiday Party! We are extremely thankful to Atlantic College alum Priscilla Rattazzi Whittle for her generosity in hosting this event at her residence on the Upper East Side.

UWC Day 2013

September 21, 2013

NYU, 19 Washington Square North


The first UWC Day in NYC brought alumni together to celebrate UWC and to live the UWC mission in a fun and engaging way. The program included a main panel titled "The UWC Experience & Your Career”, small group networking and “UWC Connect” workshops on how to better engage alumni.

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