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Christopher Caruso
Executive Director of the Office of Community Schools

Caruso is a social entrepreneur at the intersection of schools and communities. Early in his career he worked at Children’s Aid Society, first as program director in a community school, and later moving to the central office to become the first budget director for community schools. In ‘02, Chris became budget director at HRA; in '04 he moved to DYCD, where he was eventually appointed Asst. Commissioner for Out-of-School Time (OST), overseeing the Mayoral initiative that created the country’s largest OST system; in 2010 he went to lead generationOn, a national education & youth service org; and in late 2011 became Sr.VP at TASC for ExpandED Schools. Caruso joined the de Blasio Administration in 2015 as Executive Director for Community Schools.