MOUSE Elects Harold Levy, Caroline McCarthy and Carole Wacey To Its Board of Directors

Jan 31, 2013, 09:17 ET from MOUSE

New Board Members Bring Extensive Experience and Insight in Education, Communications and Youth Development to MOUSE

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MOUSE, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and inspires underserved youth with technology, is honored to announce that Harold Levy, Caroline McCarthy and Carole Wacey have been elected to its Board of Directors. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Harold, Caroline and Carole to our Board," stated Brian J. Miller, Chairman, MOUSE Board of Directors. "Each of these accomplished individuals has tremendous experience, insight and resources that will be invaluable as we continue to expand the reach of MOUSE and empower more youth across the country to become the technology leaders in their schools and communities."

Mr. Levy served as New York City Schools Chancellor from 2000 to 2002. Presently, he is a Managing Director at Palm Ventures, where he concentrates on growing businesses that have a positive and transformative impact on society, including investments in education, regulated industries and allied fields.  He has extensive management and acquisition experience in education and finance.

"MOUSE provides a unique opportunity to engage students and dramatically enhance learning in our public schools," said Mr. Levy.  "I am looking forward to being a member of their Board and developing new partnerships to invest in the strategic growth of MOUSE."

Previously, Mr. Levy was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Kaplan, Inc., Director of Global Compliance of Citigroup, Head of Litigation of Salomon Brothers and Managing Director of Plainfield Asset Management.  He is a trustee of Pace University and member of the Roosevelt Institute, the National Dropout Prevention Board, the American College of Greece Board and the Presidential Advisory Committee of Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Caroline McCarthy is Social Media Marketing Manager at Google, working with top brands, agencies and industry events.  She has managed strategic relationships between Google and the social media industry, and was managing editor of Think Quarterly, Google's compendium of insights and digital trends for the marketplace.

Previously, Ms. McCarthy was a journalist for CNET.com, a division of CBS, where she covered entrepreneurship, innovation, digital media and social networking in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

"MOUSE has a powerful legacy with some of the most well-respected tech entrepreneurs in New York," stated Ms. McCarthy.  "I am excited to use my role on the Board to help introduce this amazing organization to a new generation of the city's digital innovators."

Carole Wacey was recently named Vice President of Education for WNET, where she will further the partnership of public media and education, and help shape the future of WNET to meet the needs of the education community. 

Ms. Wacey served as the Executive Director at MOUSE from 2003 through 2012.  During this exciting time of growth for MOUSE, she provided exceptional leadership, developed new strategic partnerships and expanded the impact of MOUSE programs across the country.  She will continue to lend her strong support of MOUSE as a newly elected member of its Board.

Prior to joining MOUSE, Ms. Wacey was Director of the Interactive Media for Children program at the Markle Foundation, and Deputy Director of the Office of Education Technology and Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education.

"Through my involvement at MOUSE, I have seen firsthand the significant impact its programs have on youth, developing their confidence and professional skills, and inspiring them to pursue exciting careers in the future," reflected Ms. Wacey.  "I am thrilled to join the Board and contribute to the future growth of MOUSE."

About MOUSE

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.

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