Action Research hosted Katie Napolitano as a guest speaker at our weekly learning lunch series. A former Program Officer at the Tiger Foundation, Katie has spent the last 12+ years working with poverty-focused organizations in a funding and advisory capacity, providing strategic guidance and capital to help fuel their growth and success. More recently, Katie has worked directly with a number of foster and at-risk youth in NYC, assisting them on their academic and career trajectories. After becoming CASA Advocates, her and her husband adopted three young men who aged out of foster care in NYC. She discussed some of her current work building New York City’s support services for foster youth with our team.