Will Yang

NYC Children’s Cabinet

In January, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Will Yang as the Executive Director of the NYC Children’s Cabinet. Will joined the Children’s Cabinet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where in 2012 he founded the federal government’s first internal innovation accelerator, the HHS Idea Lab’s HHS Ignite. In this role, his clients included federal and local leaders driving efforts to better serve and ensure the success of children through adulthood, including the Office of Head Start and Child Care, the Office of Family Assistance, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Office of Adolescent Health, as well as the National Institutes of Health. Will and his team also developed the strategy for ACF’s flagship initiative, the Office of Economic Independence, which will help human services agencies mitigate intergenerational poverty.