CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER
Jennifer DiFiglia joined LEAP in July 2017, offering a breadth of experience in non-profit program management, arts administration and youth development best practices. She leads a department of over 250 full and part-time staff working in over 150 schools throughout New York City with a mission to provide quality educational arts programs that promote access and equity for all students underserved in the Arts. Over the course of her career, Ms. DiFiglia has worked to increase the impact Arts can make on youth and community development. As an Artist, Teaching Artist, and Leader, she is committed to creating high quality programs that are accessible to all young people, and to promote the important role of Professional Teaching Artists in our learning environments. Ms. DiFiglia is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, where she received the Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention Scholarship from the Mailman School of Public Health. Ms. DiFiglia has served in organizations that include Young Audiences New York, Urban Arts Partnership, Partnership for After-School Education, Groundwork Inc, ExpandEd, Good Shepherd Services, and Henry Street Settlement.