New York City Youth Board / Youth Committee

Youth Committee Members

Maureen Anderson

Maureen Anderson is a Business Relation Representative at ACCESS-VR.

Alden Foster

Alden Foster is Deputy Director for Youth Services and Community Engagement at the NYPD.

Gary Jenkins

Gary Jenkins is a First Deputy Commissioner at HRA.

Gregory Hambric

Gregory Hambric is the Regional Recruiter for Modell’s Sporting  Goods. He grew up in New York and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Iona College. Since joining Modell’s, Greg has held various positions that has included Store Manager, Regional Training Manager and Field Human Resources Supervisor. In his role as Regional Recruiter his responsibilities includes but is not limited to the hiring of store managers, assisting with their training process and supporting stores with entry level recruitment initiatives for the entire northern region. Greg is active in his community. He sits on the citywide Community Action Board (CAB) which is an advisory group to the Department of Youth and Community Development in New York City, is Board President for the Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield, NJ, and has been appointed to the board of JobsFirstNYC. In addition he is a mentor, classroom presenter and judge for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and organization that teaches students in inner city neighborhood schools, the concept of owning and running their own business.

Thomas Pendleton

Tom Pendleton is the Director of Learning to Work Initiatives for the Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation at the NYC Department of Education. Tom joined the NYC Department of Education in 2005 to coordinate the implementation of Learning to Work programs for the Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation. These programs include the Young Adult Borough Centers, Transfer Schools with Learning to Work and Learning to Work GED programs. He also works with three technical assistance partner organizations on developing capacity building efforts for these programs. Prior to his current position, Tom served as Executive Director of the New York Citywide School to Work Alliance. Tom has worked over the past 30 years with and for NYC teens in a variety of community based organizations. He graduated from Haverford College and earned a management certificate from the Institute for Not for Profit Management at Columbia University.

Courtney Ramirez

Courtney Ramirez is an Executive Director for the  Office of Family Engagement and Youth Advocacy at ACS.