NEW YORK, Apr 23, 2010 / FW/ — With Millard “Mickey” Drexler, CEO of J.Crew and Caroline Kennedy at the spearhead, New York fashionistas came in full force in support of Teach For America week in New York City.
Teach For America Week draws community leaders nationwide to support educational excellence for all children. These volunteers will visit the classrooms of Teach For America teachers, also known as corps members, and teach lessons based on their experience in business, politics, and beyond.
An annual event since 1997, Teach For America Week takes place in 30 regions across the country in 2010.
For New York City, among the over 20 confirmed participants are designers Kate and Andy Spade; Sherrie Westin, Sesame Workshop Chief Marketing Officer; David Westin, President of ABC News; Amy Astley, Editor in Chief Teen Vogue; Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money; stylist Frédéric Fekkai and Drew Nieporent, owner of Nobu and other Myriad Restaurant Group establishments.
Celebrating the altruistic goals of Teach for America, Millard “Mickey” Drexler and Caroline Kennedy hosted a celebration at the J.Crew Store at 91 Fifth Avenue last Wednesday, April 21 and fashionistas turned out to support.
Guests included Editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Amy Astley; Frederick Fekkai; Andy Spade and CBS Morning Show fashion editor, Katrina Szish. Drexler, Astley, Fekkai & Spade were guest teachers in New York classrooms this week along with Jim Cramer, Mad Money; Ian Schrager; David Westin, President ABC News.
And, as always, J.Crew extends a 15% discount to all teachers (in store only).
Photos courtesy of J.Crew