Pascale Mevs comes to Living Cities with a decade of experience leading initiatives aimed at closing opportunity gaps for students, workers, jobseekers and low-income residents. Her work spans the public and nonprofit sectors and she has expertise in education, workforce development, economic development and civic innovation.
Pascale’s prior positions include serving at the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Innovation, the New York City Housing Authority’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability, the New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity and the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity. In these roles, she partnered with public, private and nonprofit organizations to lead initiatives including innovation challenges to increase parent engagement in public schools, workforce development programs for low-income incumbent workers and jobseekers in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors, workforce development programs for public housing residents and opportunity youth, a public housing subsidy program for public housing residents and numerous education programs aimed at closing the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color. Pascale has substantive experience in developing and implementing performance monitoring processes, conducting best-practice research, developing evidence-based policies, overseeing research and evaluation projects, leading program development and implementing human-centered design processes in the civic space.
Pascale holds a B.S. in Secondary English Education from New York University and an M.A. in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. She has been a New Yorker for over 30 years, hailing from Queens and currently living in Rockaway Beach where she enjoys long summer days at the beach, gardening and visiting the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge where she regularly takes in the natural beauty of the city’s marshland habitat.