Adeline Medeiros, LMSW
Executive Director, The Children’s Storefront
Adeline currently serves as the Executive Director for The Children’s Storefront, a first-of-its-kind, free program in Harlem where parents receive support to build their children’s brains in the first 1000 days of life through the power of interactive play. With strengths-based coaching focused on responsive, nurturing interactions, families build a strong foundation for lifelong success.
Previously, Adeline was the Borough Director for Power of Two, leading their South Bronx office, managing a team of 25 to expand services throughout New York City, develop a thriving, equitable organizational culture, and ensure holistic support of the hundreds of families Power of Two partnered with annually. She also served as Associate Director of Community at 100Kin10, where she strategized in partnership with stakeholders to strengthen STEM education in the United States. She began her career as a community organizer and coalition builder, and has previously directed civic engagement efforts at Barnard College and developed curriculum and taught as an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University. Adeline earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Bridgewater State University and a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University; she received her LMSW in 2013. She is an active leader in the fight for equity and racial justice, a regular guest lecturer and trainer at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and many other institutions, a long-time member and former treasurer of NASW-NYC’s political action committee, and a recipient of the National Association of Social Worker’s Emerging Social Work Leader Award.