Carrie Previtera is an Associate Partner at New Profit, where she oversees the day-to-day management of the Early Learning Fund and the Pathways Fund, New Profit’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) initiative. With the federal government and private co-investors as partners, the Pathways Fund provides strategic and financial support to scale six of the nation’s most promising social innovations offering critical services and support for low-income youth transitioning from high school to postsecondary education and into meaningful wage employment. In her role on the Early Learning Fund, Carrie drives the operationalization of the fund’s strategy, coordinates all activities for the fund across New Profit’s functional homes and with funding partners, and manages the team.
Carrie previously worked with New Profit’s funder community to design opportunities for family and institutional foundations to engage with the work of New Profit’s portfolio and understand the impact of their philanthropy. Prior to joining New Profit, she worked with immigrants and refugees in legal support and direct service roles, most recently with a consulting firm working to build the capacity of refugee-led community based organizations in midsize U.S. cities.
Carrie’s passion for human connection was first ignited at the start of her career, through her work to capture the stories of immigrants to build their legal cases for asylum, deportation relief, and family reunification. She holds a B.A. in History from Boston College and a Master’s degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she studied nonprofit management, forced migration, and program evaluation.
Carrie lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband and two-year-old son.