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Ms. Mary Zients Menell

Board Chair and Founder

Urban Alliance Foundation

Direct Phone: (202) ***-****       

Urban Alliance Foundation

2030 Q Street Nw

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20009

United States

Company Description

We are committed to training young adults how to obtain and retain meaningful employment, supporting their aspirations for higher education, and helping them develop concrete plans towards achieving their career goals. We fundamentally respect a young ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Board Member
Women International

Chair of the Committee
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA Inc

Board Member
WOMEN

Board Member
Register.com Inc

Education

B.A.
Social Studies
Harvard College

DC

Maret School

M.Sc.

London School of Economics and Political Science

Master of Science
Industrial Relations
London School of Economics

Web References (65 Total References)


"At Urban Alliance, our ...

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"At Urban Alliance, our mission is to help young people from some of the poorest neighborhoods in this region prepare for a world of work and life of self-sufficiency by providing them access to meaningful paid internships, training, and mentoring," said Urban Alliance Board Chair Mary Zients.


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Mary Menell Zients, Board Chair and Founder

History
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Mary Menell Zients, Board Chair, Urban Alliance
Mary Menell Zients is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. She came to the U.S. to attend high school and graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Social Studies in 1985. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a MSc in Industrial Relations.
Ms. Zients spent four years in strategic management consulting for Fortune 500 companies at Bain and Company in Boston. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1991, and worked for a number of years on post conflict deployment projects throughout Southern Africa, funded by bilateral and multilateral agencies.
She was Executive Director of the Urban Alliance Foundation, an inner city high school jobs and mentoring program in D.C., for three years after it was established in 1996, and now chairs the board. She also chaired the board of Women for Women International from 2005 to2012 and continues to sit on the Executive Committee of the Board. WfWI has served over 300,000 women survivors of wars in eight countries around the world since 1993, helping them to move from victims to survivors to economically self-sufficient, active citizens.
In addition, Ms. Zients is a founding board member of City Year South Africa, a youth service community program and is currently still a board member. Ms. Zients also serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. effort to establish the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg. She also serves on the board of the Maret School.
She currently lives in Washington with her husband Jeff and their four children.


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- Mary Menell Zients, Board Chair and Founder Urban Alliance Foundation


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Urban Alliance Board Chair Mary Zients, President Ishuana Smiith and Director for Strategic Partnership Meaghan Woodbury spoke of the activities of the organizationç and said they were confident that the cooperation with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation would be a success.


Mary Menell ...

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Mary Menell Zients

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Mary Menell Zients is a member of Women for Women International's Board of Directors where she is Chair of the Governance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Programs Committee, and Finance & Compensation Committee. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Zients served as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Ms. Zients spent her early career in strategic management consulting for Fortune 500 companies at Bain and Company in Boston. From 1991 to 1999, she worked in Washington, D.C. on post-conflict community development projects throughout Southern Africa, funded by bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Ms. Zients is a founding board member of City Year South Africa, a youth service community program in Johannesburg and also the chair of the committee of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund-USA, which mobilizes resources for the establishment of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg, scheduled to open in 2015. She also serves on the US Advisory Council of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg.
Ms. Zients is a founding member of the Urban Alliance Foundation (UA, 1996) and currently serves as board chair. UA is an inner city high school jobs and mentoring program serving young people in D.C., Baltimore, and Chicago. Ms. Zients was nominated by President Obama to chair the Commission on White House Fellows in December, 2013. In addition, she is the President of the board of Maret School.
Ms. Zients is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Social Studies in 1985 and received a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics in 1986.

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