Founded in 2009, America Needs You has provided mentorship and intensive career development to provide economic mobility for ambitious, low-income, first-generation college students. Excellence, Community, Integrity, Curiosity, Accountability, and Data and Results, govern their program. Founder Robert Reffkin is a former appointee to the NYC Investment Board and two-time appointee to the NYC Board of Education Panel for Education Policy. Originally New York Needs You, America Needs You (ANY) also now operates in New Jersey, Illinois, and California. ANY fills the gap of programs that ensure first-generation students stay in school and build the skills necessary to prepare for long-term careers.