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Nanda Prabhakar currently serves as the founding Executive Director of the Spring Creek Recreational Fund, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization providing youth development, health and wellness, and economic mobility programming for residents of the nation’s largest federally subsidized rental community, Spring Creek Towers.
Prior to joining the Spring Creek Recreational Fund, Nanda served as Senior Vice President of Program Operations at the Mission Society of New York City. In this role, Nanda oversaw a portfolio of afterschool, summer camp, workforce development, counseling, and college prep programs that served thousands of children and young adults throughout New York City.
Nanda began her career as a social worker in 1999, providing counseling and direct services to children, youth, and families for 16 years. Her last direct practice role was as the Coordinator of Social Work Services for the Office of the Kings County District Attorney, overseeing and providing alternative to incarceration programming for Brooklyn youth charged with violent felonies in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
She is the recipient of the 2018 National Association of Social Workers—NYC Chapter “Image Award,” sits on the boards of the Red Hook Initiative, Strategies for Youth and the National Association of Social Workers NYC Chapter, and is a member of the Bryn Mawr College President’s Advisory Council.
A Brooklyn, NY resident, Nanda holds a Masters of Public Administration from Baruch College, a Masters of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.
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