Lyn Pentecost

Lyn Pentecost, Ph.D., is an urban anthropologist and the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York, providing innovative, community-based holistic programs and services for girls and young women. The Girls Club owns and operates several social venture businesses that offer job training and employment opportunities for teens and young mothers: The Art+Community Gallery, La Tiendita Fair Trade and Girl Made Gift Shop at the Essex Market, Celebrate Cafe, and the Sweet Things Bake Shop.