Police Athletic League

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is one of New York City’s largest independent youth development not-for-profit organizations. For over one hundred years, PAL has successfully inspired countless youth to become productive citizens, by focusing on one simple value: “Police officers helping kids helping communities.” PAL remains a vibrant and vital New York City institution, and in partnership with the NYPD, keeps thousands of children safe and productive during the high-risk afterschool hours. PAL has 27 centers throughout New York City working with youth from 2 to 21 years of age. Additionally, through our renowned PAL COPS & KIDS Program, we helped create relationships between thousands of kids and NYPD officers. Last year PAL touched the lives of over 30,000 youth.

PAL Contemporaries Mission

The PAL Contemporaries is comprised of early- to mid-career professionals from the greater New York metropolitan area whose mission is to expand awareness of the Police Athletic League and to utilize the abilities and expertise of the diverse members of the group to benefit PAL kids. The PAL Contemporaries currently hosts two social events annually and meets throughout the year to volunteer at PAL centers. The PAL Contemporaries aims to provide a range of meaningful service opportunities that incorporate its members’ varied skill sets while accommodating the busy schedules that often come with life as a young professional. 

In 2019, the PAL Contemporaries will focus its volunteer efforts on PAL’s Teen Programs by supporting existing programing as well as working in collaboration with the centers to create new programing generated by members of the PAL Contemporaries. PAL’s Teen Programs encompass a variety of activities from “open gym” to the PAL Teen Acting Program. Examples of volunteer opportunities for PAL Contemporaries include on-going homework help, assisting with existing programs, one-off workshops, or a pickup game of basketball or soccer.

PAL Contemporaries Membership

Membership in the PAL Contemporaries requires an annual donation of $250.00 and, in recognition of PAL’s motto to be “the best friend a kid can have,” a commitment to attend at least one volunteer event.

Benefits of membership include:

-          One complimentary invitation to a PAL Business Luncheon, which feature prominent public figures speaking on the leading issues of the day (subject to availability)

-          Two complimentary invitations to the PAL Contemporaries Holiday Event

-          Special member pricing for tickets to the PAL Contemporaries Spring Party

-          The priceless experience of making a difference in your community with a group of your peers

We look forward to you joining us for another exciting year for the PAL Contemporaries!

To learn more about the PAL Contemporaries contact Evan Ressegger at eressegger@palnyc.org or call 212-477-9450 ext. 355.