Lorraine Hernandez

Lorraine Hernandez, LMSW, SIFI, serves as the Division Director of Afterschool Programming at New Settlement, exemplifying a career dedicated to youth development and community engagement. She oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of after-school programs, managing a substantial youth portfolio valued at $3.5 million. 

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, Lorraine plays a pivotal role in shaping agency policies centered on safety, compliance, and growth. Her ability to foster critical partnerships with influential funders like the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development underscores her proficiency in establishing essential alliances. 

Lorraine’s professional journey includes significant roles as a Multi-Site Supervisor and Director at Queens Community House. A Hunter College alumna with a Master’s in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Political Science, she embodies a commitment to social service through various community-oriented roles and leadership positions. Proficient in English and Spanish, Lorraine’s diverse skill set drives positive change, creating inclusive environments across the communities she passionately serves. 

Lorraine lives in Floral Park, New York, with her family. When she isn’t working Lorraine enjoys baking and cake decorating. Her three children are perfect taste-testers and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen together. Favorites include her chocolate chip cookies and guava filled cookies!