NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MOUSE, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and inspires underserved youth with technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel A. Rabuzzi as its next Executive Director. Rabuzzi will assume the role on February 4th, and succeeds Carole Wacey who served as Executive Director of MOUSE since 2003 and has recently joined WNET as Vice President of Education.
"We are thrilled that Daniel will be leading MOUSE at this very exciting time in our growth," stated Brian J. Miller, Chairman, MOUSE Board of Directors. "Daniel has a wealth of experience and a clear vision to bring MOUSE and its high impact programs to tens of thousands more underserved youth across the country."
Rabuzzi has dedicated much of his professional career to improving the lives of underserved youth and has a track record of successful expansion and innovation. As Senior Director, Operations & Strategy, Year Up New York, he led the expansion of programming to Brooklyn, impacting significantly more students, and worked closely with the national office, Board and sites across the country to ensure future growth and successful outcomes for more youth.
Previously, Rabuzzi served as National Program Director for The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. In this role, Rabuzzi managed curriculum development, teacher training and expansion of their program office and alumni network. During his tenure, NFTE tripled the number of learners served, doubled annual budget and staff, opened four new offices and expanded curricular offerings.
"MOUSE is a pioneering social enterprise and leader in the effort to close the digital divide," stated Daniel Rabuzzi. "I am thrilled to lead the team as MOUSE continues its national expansion."
Rabuzzi was CEO of the Kentucky Virtual Campus, one of the first public sector online schools created to bring web-based services to the least advantaged citizens. He also brings experience from the banking industry, having served as Vice President at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.
Rabuzzi lives with his wife, the artist Deborah Mills, in New York City.
MOUSE empowers underserved youth to learn, lead and create with technology, preparing them with skills essential for their academic and career success. Founded in New York City in 1997, MOUSE is a dynamic nonprofit organization having a positive and lasting impact on students in more than 375 locations in the United States, including in New York, California, Chicago and Texas, as well as a global presence in more than 50 countries. To learn more about MOUSE, visit http://www.mouse.org.