Peggy Mendoza is the founding Chief Executive Officer of New Pathways New Orleans. Peggy’s career has been defined by her civic and professional leadership in service to our community’s youth and guided by her beliefs in the power of diversity, inclusion and community. Prior to NPNO, Peggy was the Executive Director and Vice President of City Year New Orleans, a service organization devoted to keeping public education students in school and on track to graduate. Before assuming leadership of City Year, Peggy held regional management positions in the private sector for over 20 years with T-Mobile, The Body Shop, and Paul Harris Stores. Peggy has been appointed to and served on numerous local advisory bodies, including the Orleans Parish School Board’s Unification Task Force, New Orleans 2018 Tricentennial Committee, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Super Bowl Host Committee and Mayor Landrieu’s Youth and Families Task Force. Peggy currently serves on the Board of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) and WWNO, the local National Public Radio station. Peggy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations at Tulane University.