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Board of Directors

Kamari Alexander - Managing Director, Lippman Jungers LLC

Vanessa Connelly - Board Vice President, Director of Sales at Terra Holdings Development Marketing

Eliza Factor - Board President, Founder

Kevin Kinsella - Writer, The Foundation Center

Shell Lee - Operations and Supply Chain Expert, and Volunteer Firefighter

Nyasha Manigault - Director of Finance, East Harlem Tutorial Program

Nat Rubin - Licensed Massage Therapist and Occupational Therapist Candidate

Gisela Sanders-Alcántara - Board Co-Secretary, Producer and Editor for TV/Film, and Media Educator, CUNY TV and BRIC

Amy Stone - Vice President of Operations, Health Management Systems

Micaela Walker - Board Co-Secretary, Freelance Photographer and Researcher

Patricia Wolff - Board Treasurer, Marketing Consultant

Elizabeth Wollman - Professor of Music at Baruch College, CUNY

Jamie Luft - Dean of Academic Advisement, Origins High School

Melissa MorgenlanderAdjunct Professor of Children and Youth Studies at Brooklyn College

Eric Nicklas - Vice President, Quality, Performance and Compliance, New York Foundling

Ghita Schwarz - Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and Author

Jennifer Sellar - Digital Asset Management Coordinator, The Museum of Modern Art

Julie Cavanagh - Vice Principal, P.S. 15

Amy Weber - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speak, Learn, & Play

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A. Brian Leander, Intercultural Strategist

Anne Townsend, Fund Development


Frank & Ruth E. Caruso Foundation

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The Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund

City Council District 38 Discretionary Funding

Department of Cultural Affairs

Department of Youth & Community Services

The FAR Fund

Flom Family Foundation



Investors Foundation

Magic Pebble Foundation

Meringoff Family Foundation

New York Community Trust

The O'Connell Organization Family Foundation

Sports 4 Life and Women's Sports Foundation

William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

Youth Inc.