Matthews to Head Double Discovery Center

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kevin C. Matthews '80 has been named the new executive director of the Double Discovery Center, effective July 1.

It will be Matthews' second term as the head of the Double Discovery Center. He served as its assistant director in 1985-90 and executive director in 1990-98 before leaving to become a consultant to non-profits in London. Since December 2004, he has been director of development at Kids Corporation in Newark.

Founded in 1965, the Double Discovery Center serves more than 1,000 low-income and first generation college-bound New York City youth in grades 7 through 12 each year. Through its two youth education programs, Talent Search and Upward Bound, students learn about colleges and careers, improve their academic work and participate in personal development activities.

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