Gisele Castro exaltyouth
Gisele has more than 20 years of experience creating and leading organizations that focus on ensuring equity in justice for court-involved youth. She has a Master’s of Public Administration and Non-Profit Management from Pace University, and graduated as a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. She studied at the graduate level at Oxford University where she researched U.S. vs. U.K. juvenile justice systems.
Gisele has strong roots within exalt, having served previously as Director of Programs and External Relations from 2010-2013; Board Member from 2013-2015 and former Board Chair. She was also the Director at CASES, Family Court division and was instrumental in redesigning the program model and structure.
Gisele has taught courses on leadership development at Bank Street College and advises students in the Master’s in Education and Leadership in Community – Based Learning program. Her role at Bank Street was expanded in 2015, to redesign the program for Leadership in Community-Based Organizations.
As she leads exalt through its inaugural scaling initiative, Gisele is poised to position the organization to become a thought leader and use our compelling data to prove that our most marginalized young people have an important place in our society.