Who We Are

The mission of New York Edge is to help bridge the opportunity gap among students in underinvested communities by providing programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, and leadership skills for success in life.



Accountability and Integrity

Commitment to Excellence

Collaborative and Diverse Community

Goal Focused and Forward Thinking

Innovation and Creativity

Hope and Optimism


New York Edge's Achievements 
Four-year completion rate of students in our High School Today, College Tomorrow (HSTCT) program compared to 61% citywide.
Students in our Middle School Today, High School Tomorrow (MSTHST) program are 33% more likely to be admitted to a Specialized High School than without our help.
Nearly 90% of our HSTCT students are admitted to college.
Almost 75% of students in MSTHST are admitted to smaller, higher-performing high schools.
According to 80% of principals and 70% of teachers surveyed, New York Edge’s programs help support academic improvement in their schools.
Our Summer Academy program helps 86% of students advance to the next grade on time.
And 86% of parents surveyed say New York Edge helps their kids learn things that help them succeed at school.
New York Edge tutoring has been shown to improve ELA and Math test scores by 18%.
Board of Directors
Francis Greenburger
Susan Newman
Vice Chair
Jeff Ravetz
Vice Chair
Ross Sandler
Chairman Emeritus
Roger Alcaly
Craig Balsam
Arvind Chandaka
Monica Chaves
Kenneth Copeland
Seema Dhar
Daniel DiClerico
Niko Elmaleh
Robert Fagenson
Corine Fitzpatrick
Niesha N. Foster
Anita Gupta
Pascale Hainline
Howard Helene
Peter Lieb
Jim O’Neill
Jo Ann Secor
Rashid Silvera
Dale Todd
Robert Tuchman
Marisa Beharry-Vanzie
Parent Representative
Gregory Weiss
Senior Leadership
Rachael Gazdick
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Hauss
Chief Operating Officer
Mandy Romero
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Nancy Guida
Chief Advancement and Communications Officer
Marisol De La Rosa
Chief Program Officer, Champions Clubs
Dorene Lewis
Chief Human Resources Officer
Stephanie Costner
Vice President of Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology
Peter Quiñones
Chief of Government Contracts and Compliance
Marissa A. Montanez
Corporate Counsel
James Vacca
Director of Government Relations
Partners and Friends

New York Edge’s work has been recognized by leading corporations and other funding partners. These partnerships make it possible for us to bridge the opportunity gap for thousands of children every day.