Director of Programs
Mitchel returned to CACF as Director of Programs in September 2017. Mitchel is responsible for CACF’s programs connected to social justice and leadership development, including the Asian American Student Advocacy Project (ASAP), which organizes low-income Asian Pacific American (APA) youth from all 5 boroughs; as well as CACF’s other citywide programs for parents and working professionals. In addition to leadership development programs, Mitchel also manages the Nonprofit Stabilization Fund, which serves our communities by building organizational capacity for local non-profit social service providers in New York City.
Previously, Mitchel was responsible for overseeing Project Collegebound, which aimed to improve college readiness culture in Flushing, Queens. Based in two local high schools, he organized English Language Learners, coordinated college readiness services, and conducted professional development for school staff. In addition, Mitchel was a program manager for CACF’s ASAP program and parent leadership program: Parents Organized for Equal Rights (POWER). He facilitated local and citywide organizing efforts to increase APA parent participation in local schools, developed campaigns to increase language access, promote Ethnic Studies, and increase the capacity for college guidance in public education.
Mitchel is also a lecturer of Asian American Studies at CUNY Hunter College, and serves as the Public Advocate appointee on the Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL). Mitchel received his BA in US History at SUNY Stony Brook and his MA in Comparative Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. He has contributed publications in The Contemporary Asian American Encyclopedia, The Harvard Asian American Policy Review, and Koreans in America: Identity and Community. Mitchel was a recipient of the Partnership for After School Education’s PASEsetter’s award in 2016.