Amy Chou, New York Women’s Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Women and girls, anti-violence, safety, economic security, health, sexual rights, reproductive justice

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PROFILE: Amy Chou is a senior program officer at the New York Women’s Foundation. She has been in this position since May 2016. Previously, she was a program officer at the foundation for a little over two years. Before joining NYWF, Chou was an Emerging Leaders Fellow and a senior manager for program development and evaluation for New Yorkers for children.

Chou’s educational background is at New York University (MPA in public and nonprofit management and policy) and Harvard (BA in East Asian studies). She has been the chair and on the steering committee for the Asian American Impact Fund Giving Circle since 2014.

A professional bio from a past job shares:

Amy Chou comes to New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) with several years experience in case management, program development, and youth development. As the Program Manager, she manages and provides support and oversight to a portfolio of approximately twenty‐five non‐profit grantees and New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services grants. In addition to grantmaking initiatives, she also directs and leads NYFC’s signature educational and youth development programs.   Prior to joining New Yorkers For Children, she designed and implemented programs for youth in foster care with special medical needs and provided case management services to low‐income youth and families at Leake and Watts Services in the Bronx. At the Student Social Venture Fund, she managed and operated a capitalized fund awarded to non‐ profit organizations that advance social change in New York City. She also has extensive experience working with non‐profit organizations in providing capacity building, evaluation, and project management assistance. She has worked with the Fire Department of New York City in assessing their performance measurement system and has consulted Asphalt Green on community partnerships as they open a community center in Battery Park City. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.