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Nicole Hanrahan, LAYCCA

Nicole Hanrahan-board photo_Resized.pngNicole Hanrahan serves as Co-Founder & Executive Director of the LAYC Career Academy, a school that engages and empowers older youth and young adults by providing a college preparatory education, career training in high-growth occupations, and/or college-credit classes. Ms. Hanrahan leads the senior team that manages the school’s day-to-day operations and supports the board of directors as it guides the school’s overall direction, sets policy, and monitors school performance. Prior to her current role, she was the Chief Operating and Strategy Officer at the Latin American Youth Center where she helped the organization to grow and deepen its impact for youth in Washington, DC and Maryland. Before joining the Latin American Youth Center, she served as a director at Community Wealth Ventures, where she helped nonprofits and foundations build capacity and improve sustainability. Prior to that, she directed workforce development programs in New York, Chicago, and Boston. Ms. Hanrahan is a board member for the DC Workforce Investment Council, a member of the executive committee for the DC Charter Alliance, and a member of Leadership Greater Washington. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Brown University and a master's degree from the Harvard Business School.