Alfonso Wyatt, "vice president of the Fund for the City of New York, joined the Fund for the City of New York to continue more than 30 years of service to youth, youth serving agencies, families and the broader community. Established by the Ford Foundation in 1968, the Fund for the City of New York is an independent private operating foundation that provides strategic organizational support to government and nonprofit agencies through its core programs. Prior to joining the Fund, Wyatt worked as a high school teacher, advocate, counselor and administrator. He has developed innovative initiatives that respond to institutional settings, public schools, employment/training programs, faith-based projects, and the needs of young people in foster care. Wyatt, an ordained minister serving on the staff of the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, attended Howard University, Columbia's Teacher's College, the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, Columbia Institute for Non Profit Management, and New York Theological Seminary. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his work as a youth developer, community-builder, national leader, role model and mentor to youth, young adults and professionals. He is an advisor to government, foundations, religious institutions, universities, youth-serving organizations and non-profits in New York and around the nation. In addition to 21CF, he serves as chairman of the New York Black Leadership Commission on AIDS; and the ACS Commissioner’s Faith Based Advisory Council."