Kevin Ryan came to the New York Foundation in 2002. He manages a portfolio of active grants for start-up organizations that focus on community organizing and advocacy, and oversees the foundation’s capacity building program that includes workshops, small grants, and individual capacity building requests. Prior to his work at the New York Foundation, Mr. Ryan was the executive director of Community Training and Resource Center, a housing preservation organization. He provided leadership to a staff of tenant organizers working to improve housing conditions for low-income New York City renters. Mr. Ryan served as an adjunct instructor at Hunter College Graduate School of Urban Affairs and Planning, and the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. He is chair of the New York City Youth Board that advises the Department of Youth & Community Development, and serves on the board of directors of Green Worker Cooperatives, and La Lutta New Media Collective. Mr. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and urban studies from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and received a master’s in urban planning from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.