Cory has a long history of working with urban youth. In his quest to change the societal narrative around Black and Brown males, Cory spent over a decade coaching and instructing young men to not simply utilize their athletic abilities but to ensure 4-year college placement and graduation. As a critical member of New Mission’s administrative team and Director of School Culture and Climate, Cory’s passion, strategy, and tenacity helped lead the school to its designation as a winner of the 2012 EdVestors’ $100k School on the Move Prize, 2013 National Blue Ribbon School for Improvement, , and the 2017 Title One Distinguished School Award.
Cory McCarthy is both a charismatic and compelling speaker who has traveled the country representing the Boston Public Schools as part of the school redesign team speaking at conferences such as ASUGSV Technology Summit in San Diego and COSEBOC in Boston, MA and New York. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at Emerson College and UMASS Boston speaking on the importance and value of having culturally competent and responsive educators.