Meet City Kids' Founder

Stacey Cohen is the founder and Executive Director of City Kids, operating since 2015. Stacey earned her Ph.D. from the English department at Howard University, and she also has training in K-12 education and special education.  Prior to founding City Kids, Stacey worked as a college professor in New York and Washington, D.C., and she also taught at the Harvey Milk High School in Manhattan; Stacey currently teaches City Kids' writing program, City Kids Stories.  Stacey is dedicated to maintaining the excellence of the program as well as its sustainability for all of the kids who attend, including her own son.  Stacey founded City Kids on the principles of anti-racist and anti-bias education, integrating their various class offerings with the celebration of cultures from all over the world.  Stacey lives with her husband, a local Jazz musician, and their son, who loves attending City Kids.  

 

“What is wrong with the world isn’t that kids don't learn their math.  The void of anti-racist, anti-bias curriculum is an open wound in American education.” 

-Stacey Cohen