GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION NAMES MAGGIE JACOBS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
We are pleased to announce that Maggie Jacobs will be joining the Garden of Dreams Foundation as Executive Director. With over 20 years of experience providing quality opportunities to under-resourced children, including most recently, nine years at the New York Public Library, where she served as Director of Youth Services, Maggie will bring her expertise in leadership and youth development to our Garden of Dreams team.
During her tenure at the New York Public Library, Maggie successfully built the library’s Youth Education Department from the ground up, providing programming from Early Literacy to College and Career Pathways to thousands of children and teens across the library system. She previously served as VP of Development for an education advocacy organization seeking to reform state laws to close the achievement gap, and prior to that, as Director of Youth Initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History, where she directed educational programs.
Maggie is the recipient of a joint J.D./M.P.A. from Columbia Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University and has an A.B. from Harvard University.