Philo4Thought Timeline (2009-Pres.)

2019 marks our 10th year of community service. This blog post is dedicated to all those who have been following our progress since 2009. As we face the tribulations of 2020 along with you, dear readers, we hold fast to our commitment to provide quality academic and professional guidance in your time of need. We are here for you! 

A million thanks to all our viewers, mentors and sponsors for making each of the following landmark moments possible!


  • Launch, Discussion Group & Blog Post (unsponsored)


  • First Event Sponsor, Nassau Diner, NYC


  • 150,000 served through
  • Launch, Job Board, Professional Directory and Networking Activities
  • Launch, On-Site Small Group Training (to schools, offices, etc.)
  • Launch, Interview Etiquette Lecture Series (@Pace University, Marijo Russel O’Grady)


  • Philo4Thought Established as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit
  • Launch, Annual Hellenic Young Professional (HYP) Symposium (@Holy Trinity Cathedral)
  • Launch, Young Professional of the Month Features
  • Launch, Advisory Workshops (@Popular Bank, Astoria)
  • Launch, Certificate Excellence for Lifetime Achievements issued in collaboration with New York State
  • Submission of first formal grant and sponsorship requests


  • Launch, “”
  • Launch, Accent & Image Career Advisory Brunch (@Yefsi Estiatorio)
  • Launch, HYP Certificates of Excellence for Outstanding Young Pros
  • 1st formal collaboration with Consul General and Greek Press Office
  • 1st formal coverage of the annual Greek Independence Day Parade
  • 2nd Annual HYP Symposium (@Columbia University, NWCB)


  • Launch, “Mentoring Monday” (a.k.a., “Career Mission at Cathedral”)
  • Launch, Philo4Thought Inc. publications (booklets, checklists, etc.)
  • Launch, “Chickpea Awards” to participating High School Youth 
  • 2nd Accent & Image Career Advisory Brunch (@St. Demetrios Church)
  • 3rd Annual HYP Symposium (@Columbia University, Lerner Hall)


  • 200,000 assisted through
  • Launch, Internship Program in collaboration with CUNY/SUNY 
  • Launch, Holiday Pop-Up Boutique Workshop
  • 1st musical/theatrical performance hosted
  • 3rd Accent & Image Career Advisory Brunch (@Stathakion Center)
  • 4th Annual HYP Conference (@Columbia University, Roone Cinema)


  • $500 student aid scholarship issued at annual conference in collaboration with Cultural Crete USA
  • Launch, New York State “Triple C” Awards issued to Outstanding Youth
  • Launch, Philo4Thought College-Bound Young Scholars Program
  • 1st event video and photo gallery
  • 1st Collaborative Clothing Drive with Hellenic Relief Foundation
  • 4th Accent & Image Career Advisory Brunch (@Stathakion Center)
  • 5th Annual HYP Conference (@Consulate General of Greece in NY)


  • 350,000 assisted through
  • $1000 in student aid scholarships issued at annual conference
  • Launch, Online Chatroom
  • Launch, N. Kazanzakis Symposium in collaboration with Cultural Crete USA, Greek Cultural Center, St. John’s University and CUNY Queens College
  • 1st Official Trifold Brochure 
  • 5th Annual HYP Conference (@Wells Fargo Conference Center, NYC)


  • 375,000 assisted through
  • $2000 in student aid scholarships issued at annual conference
  • Launch, Strategic Partnership Program with NYC Network Group, Roos Advisors, Giraffes Consulting, New Skills Academy, Your Instructional Designer, FlexJobs and related professional-development service providers.
  • Launch, Zoom To Greece Dance Summer Series
  • Launch, Monthly Young Professional Empowerment Seminar Series
  • Launch, Monthly YouTube Advisory Videos, Coffee-Side NetCafé, etc.
  • Launch, COVID Resource Center
  • Launch, S.N.A.P. Mentoring Initiative
  • Launch, VIP Reading Vault
  • Enhanced Career Resource Center, Peer Mentoring.
  • Continued community outreach, publications and tutorials.

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