City Year Seattle/King County is pleased to announce that Lee Lambert has been selected as the organization’s new executive director.
Lambert is an experienced nonprofit leader who has held positions at Washington STEM as the Director of the Statewide STEM Network and at the College Success Foundation as the founding Director of the Washington College Access Network. Prior to his career in the nonprofit sector, Lambert worked for Congressman Adam Smith and Senator Maria Cantwell in their Washington State Offices. A native Washingtonian and a first-generation college graduate, Lambert earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington State University and a master of public administration from Seattle University.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead City Year Seattle/King County—I am joining a talented team of professionals dedicated to advancing equitable outcomes for the youth in Seattle,” said Lambert. “City Year is poised to expand our work in Seattle, and I look forward to partnering with the community and school district, so together we can support more students on their path to graduation.”
This year, 94 City Year Seattle/King County AmeriCorps members are serving full-time in 11 of the city’s schools, reaching more than 5,300 students each day. During their year of service, AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models, preparing students with the skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life. Nationally, schools with City Year are two to three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. Last year, 93 percent of partner principals and administrators indicated that they were satisfied with the quality of service provided by City Year Seattle/King County.