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Since 1812

For over two hundred years, the Mission Society of New York City has worked to end multigenerational poverty by building the lifelong educational capacity of New York’s most vulnerable youth and families. Each year, we provide over 5,400 young people and parents with a progressive suite of academic enrichment, college prep, and career readiness programs at our flagship building on Malcolm X Boulevard and 12 public school programs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. 

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Meet the incredible people who are working together to make a difference in our community.


Elsie McCabe

Senior Director of External Affairs

Sara Elghobashy

Senior Vice President,

Human Resources

Rick Lustig

Senior Vice President, Program Operations

Nanda Prabhakar

Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Sharada Singh


Meet the influential people leading the way for equity in urban education.

Dina Merrill Hartley**
LTC Francis W. Kairson, Jr. (Ret.)***
Norman Levy
Pamela Newman
Katrina L. Peebles
James B. Peterson, Jr.
Jean Shafiroff
Patrick Vatel

John Bader

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Halcyon Asset Management


Peggy Jacobs Bader   

Marketing & Communications Consultant 


Kim Bingham

Founding Partner, American & European Client Coverage

Global Frontier Partners


Laura Flavin
VP, Global Compensation & Benefits

Colgate-Palmolive Company


Timothy G. Little

Partner, Real Estate

Katten Muchin Rosenman


Matthew W. Mamak, Chair


Alston & Bird

Jay Moorhead, Treasurer

Managing Director

Ewing Bemiss & Co.

Pamela J. Newman

President & CEO

PJN Strategies


Katrina Peebles, Vice Chair

Principal & Creative Director

The Peebles Corporation


James B. Peterson, Jr.


Pioneer Acquisitions


Stanley H. Rumbough, Secretary

Independent Photographer


Jean Shafiroff

Author & Philanthropist


Derek E. Steinheiser


Ernest & Young


Patrick Vatel

Managing Director, Credit Management

BNY Mellon