Kate Landon, New York Women’s Foundation

TITLE: Director of Programs

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

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PROFILE: Kate Landon is one of the directors of programs at the New York Women’s Foundation. She has been with the foundation since July 2010. Landon previously did graduate research for the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University and was the AmeriCorps program director at Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc.

Her LinkedIn bio shares:

For the past 15 years, I've worked in a variety of management, research and evaluation, and direct service roles related to understanding and improving the well-being of marginalized communities in the U.S. and abroad, with a particular focus on women and youth in areas of education, workforce development, and health. 

I currently serve as a Director of Programs at The New York Women's Foundation, where I coordinate the distribution of nearly $8 million annually to nonprofit organizations in NYC working with low-income women and families across three issue areas: economic security; health, sexual rights, and reproductive justice; and anti-violence and safety. Other previous positions include Executive Director of the New Haven/León Sister City Project, a bi–national, social justice organization implementing community development projects in rural Nicaragua, as well as AmeriCorps Program Director at LEAP, Inc., a city–wide provider of afterschool, summer and youth development programming for youth ages 7 – 23 in New Haven. In the beginning of my career, I served as a tutor, teacher’s aide, and site supervisor for a number of academic and early employment programs for middle and high school youth, including GEAR UP, the Puerto Rican Action Board’s Latino Scholars Program, and New Haven’s First Jobs Program. 

I hold a B. A. in Sociology from Rutgers College and an M. P. A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.

Her NYU bio from the past shared:

Kate Landon joins IESP as a Research Assistant. She graduated from Rutgers College in 2004 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. While an undergraduate, she worked in a variety of positions in the field of bilingual education and spent a year studying social sciences at the University of Puerto Rico's Rio Piedras campus. After graduating, she worked as Program Director and then Executive Director of the New Haven/Leon Sister City Project, as well as an AmeriCorps Program Director at Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership.  She currently is a full-time MPA candidate at NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and is specializing in Public Policy Analysis. She has also interned at The White House Project, Hispanics In Philanthropy, and New York Philanthropy.