Carolyn Spector ('86) hired as executive director of nonprofit "Back on My Feet New York City"

09.25.12

Source: Back on My Feet New York City
 
New York, NY–The New York City chapter of the national nonprofit Back on My Feet, an organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running – today announced that Carolyn Spector, has joined BoMF NYC as its first executive director.  Spector joins BoMF NYC just six months since the chapter’s April 10, 2012 launch and brings with her over 15 years of senior nonprofit management expertise , including extensive fundraising, event planning and program management experience.
 
Anne Mahlum, Back on My Feet Founder and CEO, said, “We are excited to have Carolyn lead Back on My Feet New York City.  In just six months since launching, the New York City program has seen great success in its Members and the need for our services in New York continues to grow.  Carolyn brings the fundraising experience and strategic direction necessary to build upon our success in the New York City market.”
 
Since its April 10 launch, Back on My Feet New York City has:
 
  • Maintained 91% average of Residential Members in Next Steps, 9% above Back on My Feet’s national average
  • Had 5 Residential Members obtain employment 
  • Had 6 Residential Members obtain housing
  • Had 6 Residential Members enroll in job-training/re-education
  • Had 36 Residential Members run in at least one race
 
“I am thrilled to join the Back on My Feet New York City team.  As a native New Yorker with a passion to work with underserved populations, I am proud to be part of an organization with such a unique approach to addressing the issue of homelessness and the perceptions surrounding this population.”
 
A full statement from Spector was also released today in a letter to supporters.
 
Back on My Feet (BoMF) works with individuals experiencing homelessness by providing a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership.  Through dedication and hard work, Members that maintain a ninety-percent attendance by running three days a week at 5:30 a.m., earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves by advancing to the “Next Steps” phase of the program where they gain access to educational, job training and employment opportunities, as well as financial aid.
 
About Back on My Feet
Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.   Back on My Feet has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Atlanta and New York City, and plans to expand to the West Coast in 2013. The organization’s tenth chapter, Back on My Feet Austin, will launch in January 2013.  Back on My Feet is nationally recognized for its approach in tackling homelessness and has been featured onNBC Nightly News , ABC World NewsCNN and The Today Show.  Find out more at backonmyfeet.org.