Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte
Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte
Senior Extension Associate
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
NYC Extension

570 Lexington Avenue, 11th floor, NYC, NY 10022



Jackie Davis-Manigaulte is a Senior Extension Associate, Program Leader for Family and Youth Development and Director of Community Relations with Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City. She has extensive experience in the leadership, development and implementation of educational programs for youth and adult audiences. She has worked closely with colleagues and community leaders in New York City, New York State and throughout the country to create programs for youth and adults on topics related to nutrition and active lifestyles; science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) education; environmental stewardship; clothing maintenance and recycling; positive  youth development; mentoring; parenting; gardening; hydroponics; youth entrepreneurship and community service. Under her leadership, the 4-H Youth Development Club Program was launched in New York City. Jackie has a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, a Masters of Arts in Home Economics from the School of Education at New York University, and a Doctor of Education from Columbia University/Teachers College in Adult Education which enables her to further pursue her interests related to youth development, leadership and organizational learning.  In her role as Director of Community Relations for CUCE-NYC, Jackie works with internal and external colleagues and partners to further enhance the organization's outreach in New York City. Recent awards include the National Urban Extension Leadership Award (2017) and the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award (2019).

I work with students who are interested in real world application of the human development concepts they learn about in their courses on campus.  Students have worked on summer projects where they are engaged in proposal development; focus group preparation, recruitment and implementation; direct interaction in formal and informal settings with youth and adults in summer learning settings; or in a variety of agencies that serve families and communities throughout New York City.  In each case, students are oriented and supported while preparing for their experiences.  With time for reflection and discussion afterwards.

Book Chapter

1. Schusler, T., Davis-Manigaulte, J.A., Cutter-Mackenzie , A. (2017).  Positive Youth Development.   Chapter in Russ, A. and Krasny, M.E.  (Eds.) Urban Environmental Education Review, Cornell University Press,  June, 2017.  Chapter available on-line as part of ten-essay series Urban EE Essays, excerpted from Urban Environmental Education Review at:


2. Davis-Manigaulte, J.. (2012) Youth Development Network: A site for professional development of youth workers, in Advancing Youth Work: Critical Trends, Critical Questions, Fusco, Dana, editor, Routledge, New York/ London


Journal Article Refereed

1.Educational Reflective Practices edited by Franco Angeli, Numero 1/ 2011: “Sostenere lo sviluppo degli operatori nel settore dello sviluppo giovanile attraverso l’apprendimento critico riflessivo basato sull’azione” di Victoria J. Marsick e Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte.



  1. National (including federal government agencies): 

            National Urban Extension Leaders – Northeast Regional Caucus

            National Urban Extension Leaders  - National Conference Planning


  1. State/Local (including state and local government agencies):

New York State Network for Youth Success (NYSNYS) Board of Directors member; Capacity Building Committee Co-chair

New York City Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Work Group and Steering Committee member; Parent Engagement Committee Co-Chair

New York City Department of Education and University Partners Community Member

Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults Advisory Team member

Cooperative Extension Parenting Education Program Work Team member

Cooperative Extension Risks and Thriving in Adolescence Program Work Team member

Cooperative Extension Youth Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles (Youth – HEAL) Program Work Team member

Cooperative Extension 4-H Evaluation Team member


National and NYS Association of Extension 4-H Educators

NYS Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Family Development Association of New York State

NYS Network for Youth Success Member

National Afterschool Association

As a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City, I serve as Director of Community Relations and  Program Leader for the Family and Youth Development program area.  We are currently conducting several outreach projects in collaboration with Human Ecology faculty and staff, as well as organizations and community partners in New York City.  Our outreach efforts fall within the categories of Healthy Living; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Youth Leadership and Community Service; and Parenting Education.  We are currently a partner with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) on the Assets Coming Together (ACT) Center for Community Action initiatives that provide training, technical assistance and evaluation support for NYS Department of Health adolescent health programs throughout the state.  

In addition, we are  funded to conduct research on grandparents and other kinship caregivers including caregivers of children with special needs and Spanish speaking families.  In Spring, 2016 CHE Department of Policy Analysis and Management's Capstone class students presented findings and recommendations based on their analysis of data from the PASTA-NYC project.  In September, 2016 we conducted a PASTA Reunion with former PASTA program participants who shared that they were listening and more open with their children; and interested in future programs related to dealing with children with special needs and behavioral issues, the internet, and communication/ patience. The PASTA project ended in September, 2017, and while during the last phase there were challenges obtaining participants for the experimental and control groups needed at each site, it was evident that was interest among kinship caregivers in receiving this information.  As a result, the NYC Dept for the Aging's Grandparents Resource Center granted CUCE-NYC funds to continue to offer this program to kinship caregivers in NYC through 2019 and 2020.  

The Family & Youth Development Program implemented a three year project entitled JUNTOS, which  provided support for 60 Hispanic middle schoolers' per year to successfully transition to high school and college, we continue to work with youth from the first three JUNTOS cohorts.  Although the 3 year funding has ended, we are still working closely with the NYC Department of Education staff at MS 390 in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx on this program.  The School and CUCE-NYC leverage resources so that the youth attended high school fairs, visit local colleges such as the City University of New York at York College and Long Island, and participate in NYC 4-H program and events and at Cornell.  

4-H teens conducted sessions on healthy eating and active living for 430 youth in Community Based Organizations throughout NYC, as part of United Health Care Food Smart Famllies, which is operating in New York City and three other counties in NYS.  This project was also supported by Smith Lever Capacity Building funds and an Exchange Cornell Grant which allowed CUCE-NYC to hire two outstanding Cornell students, as well as students for City University of New York's School of Public Health to work with the Summer Youth Employment teens and youth at Police Athletic League sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx during the summer.   I serve as PI of the UHC project for NYS and for the NYS 4-H National Mentoring Program.  Both of these projects involve numerous collaborations with schools, colleges, local agencies, and businesses.

I am also an active member of several networks that engage educators, youth development agency leaders, foundations, and cultural institutions such as the NYS Network for Youth Success, the NYC STEM Network, the NYC Department of Education and University Partners Group, and the National Urban Extension Leaders NE Regional Caucus, and well as several Cornell Cooperative Extension Program Work Teams.   

The Family & Youth Development Program in NYC implements  other 4-H Club program and Youth Development and Parenting projects, which are described on our website: http://nyc.cce.cornell.edu


Senior Extension Associate and Program Leader, Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC's Family & Youth Development program area

2008, Ed.D., Columbia University, Teacher’s College

1983, M.S.                 , New York University - School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

1972, B.S., Cornell University – College of Human Ecology

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