About NYC Kids RISE

NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization that provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in and save for their children’s futures.

Building on the dreams and expectations that families have for their children’s futures, NYC Kids RISE aims to make attending and graduating from college and career training more achievable for all NYC public school students—regardless of where their family income or immigration status.

NYC Kids RISE manages the Save for College Program in partnership with NYC Public Schools and the City of New York.


NYC Kids RISE Board of Directors

Murray Abeles

Murray Abeles

Chief Financial Officer
The Public Theater

Ana J. Almanzar

Ana J. Almanzar

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives
City of New York

David C. Banks

David C. Banks

NYC Department of Education

Lisa Cowan

Lisa Cowan

Vice President
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.

Partner, Tax
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson

Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson

Auburn Seminary

Vilda Vera Mayuga

Vilda Vera Mayuga

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

Danya Perry

Danya Perry

Founding Partner
Perry Law

Dana Zucker

Dana Zucker

Chief Executive Officer
Gray Foundation

NYC Kids RISE Team

Yezid Acosta

Senior Director of Technology

Mira Antoun

Director of Finance

Tracy Barker

Senior Director, Compliance & Administration

Ricardo Martinez Campos

Director, Research & Evaluation

Haihong Chen

Community Engagement Associate

Nicole Chin-Lyn

Managing Director, Communications + Intergovernmental Partnerships

Matthew Coughlin

Data Analyst

Iliana Diaz

Deputy Director, Parent Foundations

Leah Elliott

Deputy Director, School Networks (District-Level)

Jason Glastetter

Digital Advisor

Debra-Ellen Glickstein

Executive Director

Anitra Hadley

Senior Advisor

Daria Hirsch

Project Lead, School Networks

Reed Jordan

Director, Community Scholarships

Amelia Josephson

Deputy Director, Parent Foundations

Sinead Keegan

Director, Community Leadership & Training Institute

Kiana Kerr

Community Engagement Assistant

Shakila Khan

Manager, Community Scholarships

Mark Lee

Managing Director, Executive Project Management

Jacqueline Matos

Chief of Staff

Narehan Mohammed

Community Engagement Associate

Katherine Molina-Powell

Chief of Administration and Finance

Sarah Momen

Project Manager, Communications + Marketing

Sean Murray

Community Engagement Associate

Nicole Perry

Chief Platform Officer

Mariela Regalado

Community Engagement Associate

Sarah Sable

Chief Financial Empowerment Officer

Alejandra Sanchez

Community Engagement Associate

Sarah Scott

Data Analyst

Emma Scott

Deputy Director, Data Management and Analytics

Neil Stevenson

Project Advisor

Shawntel Street

Deputy Director, School Networks (Charter Schools)

Stephanie Urena

Deputy Director, School Networks

Kelsey Wheeler

Senior Manager, Operations

Courtney Winkfield

Managing Director, School Networks

Bridget Ye

Communications, Design & Language Access Coordinator

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