We are Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York helps motivated high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and productive life, breaking barriers so they can become community-minded leaders.

Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that young people have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. They create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York is a proud member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Our Network Headquarters, located in St. Louis, Missouri, connects, provides leadership to, and offers signature college-preparatory programming to 16 affiliates.  Each affiliate is independently incorporated, governed by its own board of directors, and responsible for its own fundraising. Affiliation and services agreements link the Network to ensure mission and brand fidelity, quality operations, maximum functional capacity, and consistency in training, programmatic standards, and best practices.

OUR MISSION & DNA

MISSION

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become
well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

DNA

Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes the following
approach to achieve our mission.

We are:

• Academically Focused

• Service Oriented

• Family-like

• Long-Term and Comprehensive

• Faith-Inspired

• Voluntary in Nature

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LOCAL IMPACT

In our unique residential program, scholars become a part of our community and, for 5 days a week, live in our dorm-style residence halls. They are surrounded by a community of role-model staff and volunteers that work to provide enrichment and support. Through many different avenues, our program is constantly enriched by the outside support of our volunteers and partners in the surrounding area.

See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

HISTORY

1979

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York is Established

Just two years after the organization was founded, then called The Jesuit Program for Living and Learning, the affiliate began serving boys in residence in Staten Island, NY.

1999

We Became Boys Hope Girls Hope

The name for Jesuit Living and Learning became Boys Hope Girls Hope.

2009

Current Two School On-Site Program Began

Boys Hope Gils Hope of New York was charged by its Board of Directors to close it’s previous operation in Stanton Island, in order to develop an innovative urban boarding program serving young men and women in need from the five boroughs of New York City. We began our partnership with Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Catherine McAuley High School, later changed to Cristo Rey Brooklyn in 2013.

2013

New School Partnership

Upon the closing of Catherine McAuley High School, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York began its partnership with Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, which opened where Catherine McAuley once stood.

2014

New Programming Implemented

College-Readiness Program and Summer Enrichment Academy began, resulting in Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York’s 100% four-year college acceptance rate.

2019

40th Anniversary

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York celebrated 40 years of serving youth!

2020
Pandemic Hits Residential Home

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the girls’ dorm had to close. We are still working diligently to recover from this loss. With your continued support, we can find a new residential home for our girls!

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LEADERSHIP

Lorenzo Sistrunk

Lorenzo Sistrunk

Executive Director

Mike McManus

Mike McManus

Chief Operating Officer

Mado Ramsingh

Mado Ramsingh

Business Manager

Julie Ukpong

Julie Ukpong

Senior Director of Programming

Deja Brown

Deja Brown

Staff Coordinator

Samantha Hartsoe

Samantha Hartsoe

Director of Development & Communications

Lara Cochran

Lara Cochran

Assistant Development Manager

Martin Torres

Martin Torres

Dean of Scholars and Residential Life

Naomi Cohen-Thompson

Naomi Cohen-Thompson

Director of Wellness and Therapeutic Services

Lysandra Hutchinson

Lysandra Hutchinson

Director of College Access and Collegian Support

Jaraed Thomas

Jaraed Thomas

Director of Academic Initiatives & Experiential Education

Alkaly Kaba

Alkaly Kaba

Academic Counselor

Laura Montes

Laura Montes

College Access Coordinator

Devine Pearson

Devine Pearson

Residential Life Coordinator

Daquan Saxon

Daquan Saxon

Residential Counselor

Tatsu Rivera

Tatsu Rivera

Residential Counselor

Trevonte Decoteau

Trevonte Decoteau

Residential Counselor

Mamadou Dansoko

Mamadou Dansoko

Residential Counselor

Erick Iriarte

Erick Iriarte

Building and Grounds Manager

Landing Sane

Landing Sane

Maintenance

MEET OUR BOARD

Our Board of Directors are committed to helping us succeed. Many of our members have a long dedicated history with our organization. They believe in our mission and we are thankful for the time they dedicate to us.

BOARD CHAIR
BOARD CHAIR

Patrick Haskell

CO-VICE CHAIR

Nicola White
B2C2 USA

Robert M. Grillo
RMAG LLC

TREASURER

Kevin Haskell
Credit Agricole CIB New York

CHAIR EMERITUS

Robert Mancini
The Carlyle Group

John J. Halleron III
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

John K. Mara
New York Football Giants

Donald F. Privett
Brown and Riding

Thomas S. Riggs
Goldman Sachs

Michael Monahan
Grant Thornton

J.P. Brisson
Latham & Watkins

Veronica Relea
Pillsbury Winthrop

HONORARY TRUSTEES

William J. Graham

William A McKenna, Jr.

Rev. Walter F. Modrys, SJ

BOARD MEMBERS

David Allinson
Latham & Watkins LLP

Kevin Chau
Merrill Lynch

Qing Chen
Morgan Stanley

Kerrie Cohen 
Barclays

T. Troy Dixon
Hollis Park Partners

David Flowerdew
Morgan Stanley

Brendan Gallagher
Gallagher Insurance

Saju Georgekutty
Morgan Stanley

David Gildea
Cantor Fitzgerald

David Hammer
PIMCO

Billy Hult
Tradeweb

Frederick C. Johs
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP

Rev. James Keenan, SJ
New York Society of Jesuits

Alex Marvin
The Pheonix Group

Jack Plym
Morgan Stanley

Jay Rubenstein
Citadel Energy Marketing

Bob Sloan
S3 Partners

Robert Smith
Bae Systems

Netty H. Tsai
Morgan Stanley