She’s the Boss: Sharon Content, Founder and President, Children of Promise NYC
Sharon Content is the Founder and President of Children of Promise, NYC, a community based organization, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, with a mission to embrace children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of inter-generational involvement in the criminal justice system. Ms. Content is responsible for managing and coordinating all program operations-including planning and program development, maintaining partnerships with outside organizations, building community support, fund-raising, supervising staff and fulfilling contractual and fiscal responsibilities.
Prior to founding Children of Promise, NYC, Ms. Content worked for over twelve years within the non-profit sector for various organizations focused on addressing the needs of youth residing in high crime, low income communities. Ms. Content served as the Director of an Alternative to Incarceration program in Brooklyn where she implemented and managed an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Mentoring Program Grant. In addition, Mrs. Content served as Chief Operating Officer of an affiliate Boys & Girls Club of America. With the B&GC she oversaw a $7.5 million dollar organization that provided after-school services to over 3,000 at-risk youth daily in 15 sites across the South Bronx. Ms. Content has extensive experience working with at risk youth and is committed to changing the lives of what could potentially be the next generation of offenders.
In the five years prior to joining the non-profit sector, Ms. Content was a Budget Analyst at a major Wall Street investment bank and has extensive finance and accounting experience. She continues to bring her depth of knowledge and commitment to high needs communities through her on-going work with the children and families affected by parental incarceration.