Children’s Aid today announced Moria Cappio as its new chief of staff. Cappio, who most recently led the agency’s Early Childhood division as vice president, moves to this new leadership role effective immediately. She will serve as a key advisor to the CEO and will be charged with driving the agency’s cradle-through-college agenda.
“Moria has been one of the most powerful, passionate, and effective champions of our clients, our staff, and our agency,” said Phoebe C. Boyer, president and CEO. “I know we all will benefit enormously from her enthusiastic commitment to our mission. I look forward to working closely with her to support New York City’s children, youth, and families.”
As the Early Childhood vice president, Cappio oversaw a division which, at its height, covered 14 sites, a $20 million dollar budget, and more than 300 staff and 1,200 students. Over nearly nine years, and in partnership with program parents, Moria was steadfast in her division leadership; she implemented and improved new curricula, expanded the program’s footprint, and advocated for the needs of staff and students alike.
“I am so excited and proud to be able to represent all Children’s Aid staff in this new role,” Cappio said. “I’ve seen the power of our work up close for the last two decades and nothing is more inspiring than seeing our programs integrate together to make life-changing impact in the lives of kids and families. Children’s Aid staff are the very best in New York City, and I am eager to find new ways to support their incredible work.”
A Children’s Aid staff member since 2006, Cappio has also served as the education director of our East Harlem Center and the deputy director of programs in Harlem and Staten Island. Prior to her work at Children’s Aid, Cappio worked as a New York City public school teacher in East Harlem.
She graduated from Boston College with degrees in education and English. She received her master’s degree in education from Harvard University.
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Children’s Aid is committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to the aspirations of young people, no limits to their potential. After nearly 200 years of serving New York City’s children, youth, and their families, we know what it takes to ensure children and youth grow up strong and healthy and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong stable families. Today, we serve nearly 50,000 children, youth, and their families in New York City.
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