Julie L. Shapiro, incoming CEO of The Fund for Public Schools


As announced on October 10, 2019 by Fund for Public Schools Board Chair and NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Julie L. Shapiro has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Fund for Public Schools by our Board of Directors.

Julie L. Shapiro will officially join The Fund on November 25, 2019. As Chief Executive Officer, Shapiro will be responsible for fostering public-private partnerships with the New York City business and non-profit communities, and securing critical investments for key educational priorities to support the administration’s Equity and Excellence for All agenda.

“Julie has a track record of advancing equity and excellence through public-private partnership – she has tripled the operating budget of one of the City’s major nonprofit organizations committed to empowering young people. We are thrilled that she has chosen to bring her obvious talent to the Fund for Public Schools,” said Schools Chancellor and Fund for Public Schools Board Chair Richard A. Carranza. “I am confident that Julie’s passion, commitment to innovation, and extensive knowledge of the New York philanthropic community will help us continue to expand opportunities for our 1.1 million students.”

“I’ve spent the past decade working to advance equity and excellence for young people, and I’m so excited to do this work at the scale of the nation’s largest school system,” said Julie L.  Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer of the Fund for Public Schools. “I look forward to partnering with Chancellor Carranza, and engaging New York City’s unparalleled private sector and nonprofit community for the benefit of our 1.1 million students and their families.”

Since 2010, Shapiro has served as Executive Director of The Door, an internationally recognized youth development agency that provides a comprehensive range of services including health and mental health care, legal services, education and career programs, meals and housing, and crisis intervention services for 11,000 New York City youth annually. As Executive Director, Shapiro more than tripled The Door’s operating budget from $10.5 million to $34 million and launched Broome Street Academy, New York City’s only charter high school that prioritizes foster care and homeless youth; two supportive housing sites; and the organization’s expansion into the South Bronx with the Bronx Youth Center.

Shapiro also served as Senior Vice President for Seedco, where she led the development, management and growth of national workforce development programs for eight years. She has also served as an Assistant Vice President at F.E.G.S Health and Human Services System and as a Project Manager at the New York City Human Resources Administration’s Office of Policy and Program Analysis. Shapiro received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.