Rachel Pardoe of The New York Community Trust is one of New York Non-Profit Media's 40 Under 40
Rachel D. Pardoe
The New York Community Trust
Rachel D. Pardoe started her nonprofit career helping people with developmental disabilities get jobs. Now she oversees The New York Community Trust’s grants program for people with special needs. She is a fierce advocate for making the city more inclusive and accessible for all New Yorkers. Pardoe is a graduate of NYU Wagner School of Public Service and uses her expertise in direct service and evaluation to help identify the most effective programs to support while working with nonprofits to make life better for vulnerable New Yorkers.
What experience has most directly influenced the trajectory of your career?
Pardoe’s first job in the nonprofit sector involved working in a mental health clinic and counseling families involved with the juvenile justice system. There she gained insight into the daily host of challenges low-income families face and gained the utmost respect for those who provide vital services. These experiences influenced her to select making systemic change as a career goal...