Mary Jane Stevenson, Vice President and Executive Director
Mary Jane Stevenson serves as the Executive Director of City Year Los Angeles (CYLA). In this role, Mary Jane is leading the organization with the goal of providing more tutors, mentors and role models to City Year’s partner schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. Specifically, Mary Jane works with the organization’s Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team to scale City Years’ service model throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Previously, Mary Jane was a leader in the Obama campaign and the President’s organizing work for five years. In 2011, Mary Jane served as California State Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Prior to the 2012 re-election campaign, Mary Jane served as the California State Director of Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee known as the President’s Field Team, where she organized staff, surrogates, political officials and volunteers across the state to support the President’s agenda.
After her work on the presidential campaigns, Mary Jane founded and directed a political action committee (PAC) in support of Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles. The PAC raised and spent $2.2 million during a four-month period and forged an unlikely coalition of union leaders and private donors. Mary Jane started her career as a print and television reporter, spending 10 years as a reporter and anchor at Courtroom Television Network.