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Mike Di Marco

Executive Director
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Mike is a seasoned nonprofit professional who has devoted his career to helping youth from families with low incomes overcome the opportunity gap. Before coming to Horizons Greater Washington, Mike spent over 12 years at Higher Achievement in many roles—most recently Chief Strategy Officer and, before that, Chief Program Officer. At Higher Achievement, Mike oversaw out-of-school programming for middle school students in underserved communities in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Alexandria, VA, Richmond, VA, and Pittsburgh PA during a time of impressive growth. He helped increase the number of students served by 30% since 2015, added sites in DC Wards 7 and 8 and in Prince George’s County, MD, and created new partnerships with funders and educational institutions. Concurrently, Mike served as interim executive director for Higher Achievement programs in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Richmond, and previously, as the organization’s interim CEO.

A graduate of Duke University, Mike also earned a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from University of South Florida. He has been selected as a recipient of the Greater Washington Community Foundation’s David Bradt Nonprofit Leadership Award and participated in the Sorkin Center's inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive Director Cohort. Outside of work he enjoys participating in triathlons, gardening, and spending time with his wonderful wife, kids, and dog.