Opening Doors Across New York City

All over New York City we are helping individuals and families rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy.

CUCS Welcomes Dawn M. Pinnock as President and CEO

Center for Urban Community Services is thrilled to welcome Dawn M. Pinnock as our new President and CEO.

Dawn is a trailblazer with nearly 30 years of experience in New York City’s largest and most complex municipal agencies, most recently as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

As the first woman and person of color to lead CUCS, Dawn aims to cultivate an inclusive and collaborative workplace culture that values the experiences of all CUCS employees.

We are excited for Dawn to get started leading the exceptional team at CUCS.


“As a native New Yorker, product of the public school system, and daughter of career public servants, I believe there is no greater honor than to serve New Yorkers. I am thrilled to join the CUCS team.”

-Dawn M. Pinnock

Read the full press release here.

Igniting Hope 2024

Save the Date:

Please join us at Igniting Hope, a night of celebration to help people rise from poverty, exit homelessness and be healthy.

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and meet new President and Chief Executive Officer, Dawn M. Pinnock.

Invitation to follow!

Our Impact

Jennifer’s story is a success story - a story of hope. Her journey out of homelessness takes her through transitional housing, case management, and permanent supportive housing.


I am so excited for every new permanent supportive housing program we open because that is the best, most effective intervention to solve homelessness.


What's important to me? My health, stability...I just want a job. I'm thankful for the Hannigan.