Chrissie Martinez

Senior Program Manager

As Senior Program Manager, Chrissie is responsible for establishing relationships with organizations that serve youth in NYC ages 4-18 so they can come participate in the programming at our reading center. She creates, manages and oversees all of the New York City Reading Center’s programs, including Reading Parties, Reading Buddy Plus, Power in the Middle, GIFT and TEAM.

What I like most about my job:

“One of my favorite things about my job is listening to the sweet, honest and often hilarious conversations between the children and volunteers who come to read with them.”

Prior to working at Pajama Program, Chrissie was a PreK – 1st grade teacher in NYC, focusing on special education. She also worked at ShilohNYC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving New York City at-risk youth and their families with summer camp and year round neighborhood programs. Chrissie worked in the development office and was the assistant camp director for several years.