Emma Oppenheim is program officer for economic advancement with the Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs. She manages a grant-making portfolio that seeks to build an economy governed by policies that promote equitable growth and just distribution of resources, as well as a portfolio focused on strategies that harness technology to build the power, reach, and sustainability of organizing and advocacy.
Most recently, Oppenheim was senior advisor with the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity within the Office of the Mayor, where she oversaw a portfolio of employment and youth development programs implemented in partnership with city agencies and nonprofit service providers. Prior to that, she was associate director of workforce development at the National Council of La Raza, where she led its workforce development policy advocacy and research. She began her career as a workforce development case manager with BronxWorks, a community-based organization in the South Bronx.
She holds a BA in urban studies from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MA in public administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.