MAGGIE FRANCO

Managing Director, External Youth Programs
mfranco@ywashhts.org
212-569-6200 x271

As Managing Director for External Youth Programs, Maggie works to advance the quality of our educational programs, and expand the positive impact on the communities we serve. She oversees SONYC after school programs at Columbia Secondary School and Harbor Heights Middle School, COMPASS HIGH at Columbia Secondary School, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Youth Hub.

Maggie possesses a strong background in secondary education, curriculum development, consulting, and educational leadership. In the past fifteen years, Maggie has taught in both public and private schools and worked for large non-profit organizations like United Way of New York City and ExpandEd Schools.

Developing curriculums and programs that yield positive social and academic outcomes, launching significant citywide chancellor and mayor initiatives such as the middle school literacy and community schools strategy, and strengthening the educational capacity of charter schools in New York State are some of the highlights of Maggie’s journey in the education field.

Maggie holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and certification in School Building Leadership from NYU. She will soon start her Doctorate in Educational Leadership to further her research in organizational theory and the role of leadership in advancing school outcomes.

While she is passionate about education, Maggie also enjoys running and yoga. She hopes to run a 5K for charity one day.