Greenhouse Scholars and TAG Enter Next Phase of Partnership

Greenhouse Scholars

TAG Previously Announced as Founding Supporter of the inaugural New York program

Shortly after announcing its official support of Greenhouse Scholars as a founding supporter of the New York program, TAG Associates has taken the next step in its partnership with the educational nonprofit by sponsoring a specific scholar as part of the program.

After screening numerous applications and with input from TAG, Greenhouse selected its inaugural class of scholars from New York, including Joyce Lin, a graduate of Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NY, who will be matriculating at Barnard College in New York City in the fall. TAG’s sponsorship will fund Joyce’s participation in the Greenhouse Whole Person College Program with mentorship, professional networking, internships, skills modules, Summer Symposiums, financial support, and strategic community impact.  Joyce has already visited the TAG office to meet the team and begin a relationship that will continue for the five full years of the program.

Greenhouse identifies and assists promising, but under-resourced students, in reaching their educational goals and becoming leaders who implement solutions to benefit under-resourced communities.

“TAG and Greenhouse Scholars share many values, but among the most important are striving for excellence and creating and maintaining strong personal connections,” said David Basner, TAG CEO. “Working directly with an inspiring student is the kind of highly impactful relationship we seek from this partnership. We are extremely excited to support Joyce – she’s a special person, a special talent, and we’re as committed to helping her reach her goals as she is to reaching them herself.”

Joyce graduated high school at the top of her class. She is an entrepreneur and is a primary caregiver for her family.

“I’m amazed,” Joyce said, referring to her selection as a Greenhouse Scholar and as TAG’s sponsor student. “I’m eager to learn more about business and finance, and I am excited to connect with the team at TAG. I’m delighted and honored to have been selected.”

Joyce was deeply involved in numerous activities in high school, as well as working and starting her own business that ultimately helped contribute money to her family after her mom fell ill. She had several strong internships and won awards for service, leadership and academic excellence.

She plans to study business and sociology at Barnard.

Greenhouse’s fundamental philosophy is that education is the most “effective problem-solving mechanism in society.” The program utilizes a network of mentors, staff, volunteers, peers, donors and alumni to support the scholars enrolled in the program.

The result is a massive positive impact on the lives of the Scholars. According to Greenhouse:

  • 97% of the programs Scholars graduate college, compared to 15% of their peers from the lowest income backgrounds
  • Starting salaries for Scholars are twice that of both parents and higher than their peers
  • Almost 87% of Scholars have started at least one nonprofit, community group or campaign for change

Based in Boulder, Colorado, and founded in 2005, Greenhouse every year identifies and supports a group of talented young students to help them succeed through college and enter the professional world as leaders and change agents.

The Greenhouse Scholars will have an exponential and lasting impact over their lifetimes through their accomplishments as role models and in giving back to their communities.  The organization’s mission is to cultivate a community of diverse leaders working together to ensure people of all backgrounds can live a life of their choosing.

“This is a long-term commitment for TAG, and one that we are eager to begin,” TAG President Jonathan Bergman said. “We have always been dedicated to helping clients achieve their long-term goals and leaving behind long-lasting legacies. We’ve seen the same exact approach from Greenhouse Scholars, which is among the many reasons we chose to support this group. We want to thank Greenhouse and Joyce for embarking on this journey with us.”

As a Founding Supporter, TAG has taken a leadership role as one of the first to support Greenhouse Scholars’ New York launch. TAG is on the ground floor as Greenhouse grows its compelling program in the city and throughout the state.

TAG had significant contributions from John Pantowich, Elida Salguero, Jacqueline Wilson, Purnima Prakash, Joanne Ra, Martina Weihs-Werner, Ellen Nairn, Mr. Basner and Mr. Bergman, all of whom were involved in the process to select this class of Greenhouse Scholars and to sponsor Joyce.