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Board of Directors

Eliza Factor - Board President and Founder of Extreme Kids & Crew and Author, visit her website here.

Micaela Walker - Board Vice President, Freelance Photographer and Researcher

Patricia Wolff - Board Treasurer, Finance Consultant

Kamari Alexander - Attorney and Legal Recruiter

Vanessa Connelly - Onsite Sales Manager at Terra Holdings Development Marketing

Nyasha Manigault - Finance Executive at American Express

Melissa Morgenlander - Educational Researcher and Curriculum Designer

Claire Nitze - Social Worker and Photographer

Nat Rubin - Restaurateur and Massage Therapist

Elizabeth Wollman - Associate Professor of Music at Baruch College, CUNY

If you're interested in joining the Board of Directors, please contact Eliza Factor.

Jamie Luft - Guidance Counselor at Origins High School

Eric Nicklas - Director of Research and Strategic Planning at Forestdale and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia School of Social Work

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

Jennifer Sellar - Senior Digital Image Archivist at The Museum of Modern Art

Amy Weber - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Julie Cavanagh - BS Special Education, MS Curriculum & Teaching

Emily Antoniades, Grant Writer
Janet Olguin, Bookkeeper
Jared Sumpter, Assistant Program Facilitator

All full-time staff are Red Cross CPR/ AED and First Aid certified


American Chai Trust

Mary Duke Biddle Foundation

Frank & Ruth E. Caruso Foundation

City Council District 38 Discretionary Funding

Department of Cultural Affairs

Department of Youth & Community Services

The FAR Fund


Flom Family Foundation

Magic Pebble Foundation

Meringoff Family Foundation

The O'Connell Organization Family Foundation 

William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Laura B. Vogler Foundation 

Joseph Leroy & Ann C. Warner Fund