Executive Director , NYC Kids RISE
Long Island, NY
Debra-Ellen Glickstein has spent nearly 20 years working with communities to expand economic opportunities. Debra-Ellen currently serves as the Executive Director of NYC Kids RISE, a non-profit organization working to create child savings accounts for every New York City public school student. Previously, Glickstein served as the Executive Director of New York City’s Office of Financial Empowerment, the first municipal office in the country focused on creating innovative financial products, programs and services to enable asset building and wealth creation for low income New Yorkers and neighborhoods. She has served as the Vice President of Strategy & Program Development at the New York City Housing Authority, where she led efforts to create and implement NYCHA’s neighborhood and partnership-based resident services strategy.