CARA partners with a host of government, university, and community-based organizations to develop and implement programming.

Advisory Board

CARA’s Advisory Board plays a critical role in CARA’s long-term planning. Our Board reflects the diversity of CARA’s work and includes school and community-based practitioners, policymakers, academics, funders, and young people impacted by CARA’s programs.

Advisory Board members include:
  • Oona Chatterjee: Director of Organizing & Capacity Building, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Vanessa Coca: Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
  • Cass Conrad: Executive Director, Carroll & Milton Petrie Foundation
  • Lisa Cowan: Vice President of Programs, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
  • Greg Darnieder: Senior Advisor, Steans Family Foundation & Chair, National Postsecondary Strategy Institute
  • Michelle Fine: Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
  • David Fonseca: Special Education Coordinator, Success Academy
  • Pamela Vasquez: SSC College Counselor, Make the Road NY
  • Bennett Lieberman: Principal, Jackson Hole High School
  • Lawrence Louis: Doctoral Candidate, Michigan State University
  • Allison Palmer: Associate Executive Director, New Settlement Apartments
  • Mandy Savitz-Romer: Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Andrea Soonachan: University Dean, K-16, Initiatives City University of New York
  • Emily Van Ingen: Deputy Director, Cypress Hills LDC

Program Partners