New City Year New York Board Member: Nazli Parvizi

Nazli Parvizi, the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit has been elected to join the City Year New York Board.

Nazli, whose bio can be found below, has been a long-time friend of City Year New York. Her first day working for Mayor Bloomberg was our launch ceremony at City Hall Park and as they say, it was love at first jumping jack or service day. Since then, Nazli has been a key partner on our MLK Day of Service, in our efforts to navigate the city for resources, and in strategy with our pivot to a zone based organization. We are excited to work with Nazli as we formalize our relationship with her as we strive to strengthen the quality of our service and our corps member experience.

Nazli Parvizi serves as the Commissioner for the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU). Prior to her appointment, she was the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Volunteer Center (MVC). Under her appointment, the Mayor’s Volunteer Center will be combined into a unified operation under the CAU name. CAU maintains liaisons with community groups, neighborhood associations and Community Boards, and under Parvizi’s direction and with Volunteer Center staff, the agency will expand its role to liaison with the City’s non-profit community and volunteer groups as well.

Prior to MVC, Nazli served as a Program Assistant at the Social Science Research Council working for the Program on Philanthropy and the Program on the Middle East and Central Asia. Nazli also began a catering business, Night Kitchen, six years ago which was created to provide affordable and interesting foods to New York City’s nonprofit community. Her own volunteer interests include working with young students in public schools and educating them on food and nutrition. Nazli graduated with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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