"I have enthusiastically followed Mouse’s impact since its launch in 1997, and am excited to lead the next phase of our development as Mouse.org dives more deeply into preparing young people to succeed in high tech careers across all fields including clean energy and sustainability." Larry Lieberman
NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 11, 2020
Mouse, a 23 year-old national nonprofit that empowers at-risk youth to learn, lead, and create with technology, today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously named Larry Lieberman as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.
"We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and track record Larry has for the advancement of Mouse’s mission and the youth we serve," said Amy Kodamatsu, Co-Chair, Mouse Board of Directors. "We believe he is the right person to lead Mouse’s future growth and diversification in the rapidly evolving fields of STEM, computer science education, and high tech workforce development.”
Larry is an innovative leader who brings with him executive-level experience in the tech, media, and social sectors. Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Charity Navigator, the world’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofits, Larry’s expertise includes nonprofit accountability, effectiveness, and impact measurement.
Larry is well known as a media executive with Comedy Central, MTV, and Virgin and for his long-standing mental health advocacy work with the JED Foundation on behalf of high school and college students. He works to create strong communities with equal access to education, healthcare, clean energy, and professional opportunities.
Kirk McDonald, Co-Chair of the Mouse Board of Directors, said, "I am very pleased to welcome Larry to Mouse. He brings a wealth of experience in marketing, storytelling, fundraising, and partnership development that will be crucial to Mouse’s future development. He is passionate about empowering youth through technology, sustainability, and closing the diversity gaps in our tech communities."
"I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead this enduring organization," said Lieberman. "I have enthusiastically followed Mouse’s impact since its launch in 1997, and am excited to lead the next phase of our development. Mouse will be diving even more deeply into preparing young people to succeed in high tech careers across all fields including clean energy and sustainability. I look forward to supporting the expansion of Mouse’s technology curriculum, reach, and cross-industry collaborations."
Founded in 1997, Mouse is a national youth and workforce development nonprofit that empowers underrepresented students to succeed using computer science and creative technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in their communities and our world.
With a commitment to fostering greater equity, empowerment, and humanity in STEM, creative computing, and sustainability we bring together diverse people, programs and platforms necessary to meet a full range of creative computing needs, today and for our future. By combining youth and workforce development, and connecting creative to computational thinking, we are empowering youth — and all those that educate them — to access and amplify technology as a force for good.
Mouse is rated 4-stars by Charity Navigator, their highest rating and earns GuideStar's Platinum Seal, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.