Volunteers Needed!

Dear Opening Act Community,

I’m thrilled to introduce the 2020 Act 2 Fellows! Made possible by a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, 8 former Opening Act students joined as Act 2 Fellows in January, 2020. This year-long, comprehensive workforce development program builds on the hugely transferable skills our fellows learned as Opening Act high school students.

Illustration of Act 2 Fellows

From left top to right: Jeremiah Thompson, Jose Suazo, Nadair Palmer, Kilea Francis, Ian Reynoso, Marry Diaz, Elijah Callahan, Nailah Peters. Illustration by Ian Reynoso.

Transitioning to adulthood and the world of work, Act 2 Fellows are engaging in vital professional development through weekly workshops, mentorships, and project-based learning opportunities. As Opening Act programming has moved online, the Act 2 Fellows are helping to keep the community connected and providing near-peer leadership to current students and alumni.


Are you interested in virtually volunteering as a mentor or guest speaker? We are eager to connect with professionals from all industries across the country who are committed to investing in tomorrow’s leaders. Complete this form to start the conversation! Current interests of Act 2 Fellows include computer science, marketing, comedy, writing, youth development, film production, video game design, mortuary science, podcasting, horticulture, drama therapy, interior design, fashion, and small business ownership …


#FollowTheFellows on Instagram for original content designed to inspire, motivate, and activate. And while you’re there, WATCH this delightful video!


Now, more than ever, young people need our help. The uncertainty unleashed by COVID-19 is leaving many young adults deeply concerned for what the future will bring. Let’s mobilize for hope! Donate now to support Act 2 Fellows!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for more information about our Act 2 Fellows program!

Be well,

Matthew Greene

Act 2 Program Manager