Carolyn Silver, Esq.

Chief Program Officer

Carolyn Silver was named Chief Program Officer in 2014.  She has been with the Neighborhood House since 2005 as Director of Legal Advocacy and Organizing, where she significantly expanded the breadth and depth of the legal services provided by her department.

Before the Neighborhood House, Carolyn clerked for the Honorable Andre M. Davis in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge Davis now sits on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals).  She then received an Independence Foundation Fellowship to expand the housing advocacy project at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, where she represented people living with HIV/AIDS with their housing and other civil legal service needs.  Immediately prior to joining Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Carolyn was an associate at Steel Bellman Ritz & Clark P.C., (and thereafter Ritz & Clark LLP) a small civil rights law firm in New York City where she represented employees in employment discrimination matters. 

Carolyn graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University (BA, Social Psychology) in 1995 and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998 where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and was the recipient of the Henry Meachem Public Service Award. 

Photo: Philip Mauro