Leadership in New York
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Vice President and Executive Director for City Year New York
Laura Hamm serves as the executive director of City Year New York, where she began her City Year career as an AmeriCorps member 15 years ago. In her current role, Laura maintains strategic relationships with the New York City Department of Education, City Year New York’s site board, corporate and philanthropic partners and the wider New York City community.
As a City Year New York AmeriCorps member, Laura saw firsthand the power of young people and their ability to effect positive change for students and communities while leading a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. She served side by side with Young Heroes middle school students in the South Bronx and organized thousands of New Yorkers in service to New York City.
After two years in the corps, Laura played various roles on City Year New York staff, including chief of staff and director of development. She transitioned from City Year New York to serve as executive director of City Year Baton Rouge in her home state of Louisiana. During her tenure as executive director at City Year Baton Rouge, the site increased revenue, expanded the number of AmeriCorps members and garnered the trust and respect of the Baton Rouge community. For the past decade, Laura has gained experience in contributing to and leading successful fundraising initiatives in New York, Baton Rouge and most recently nationally.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts in english literature from Louisiana State University in 2004 and currently lives in Manhattan with her husband Gabe and their son Logan.
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