Monica Foote is the Assistant Director of Next Step’s Employment and Training Programs at Project Renewal. In this role, she manages a team of job developers, trainers, and educators to help New Yorkers with significant barriers to employment obtain and keep jobs throughout the city. Her work is focused on special populations including formerly incarcerated persons, individuals with mental health diagnosis, clients with substance use histories, and individuals that are currently or formerly homeless. Prior to her work in the non-profit world, Monica spent seven years as the Director of Human Resources and Marketing at DevonWay, an enterprise software company in California.
Monica is currently the Chair of the Program Committee on the Board of Directors for New Women New Yorkers, which empowers young immigrant women through workforce development and community building. She previously volunteered at Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco for five years and was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the dependent court system. Monica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.