Margaret Libby joined MyPath (formerly Mission SF Community Financial Center) as its founding Executive Director in 2007, transforming it into a vibrant nationally-recognized organization that creates, tests and scales models designed to promote economic mobility among low-income youth and young adults. Under her leadership, MyPath has launched innovative initiatives including MyPath Savings™ (a peer-based youth financial capability initiative delivered through youth workforce program partnerships), MyPath Credit (a financial coaching program that combines financial guidance with financial products to (re)build credit, manage debt and build savings), and MyPath Advocates, a model that supports low-income youth to advocate for improved access to quality financial products and services. MyPath’s program models have delivered significant outcomes for participants, and have attracted local, state and national recognition, including numerous national and local awards for their impact and innovation.
Prior to MyPath, Margaret led a statewide youth-led research and evaluation project while at Youth Leadership Institute and engaged in advocacy related to inequities in the subprime mortgage market while at California Reinvestment Coalition. She has co-written numerous publications around youth financial capability, youth leadership development and evaluation, and predatory lending. Margaret currently serves on the Financial Education Network of San Francisco and the Federation’s Youth Task Force. She holds a BA from Brown University and a MSW from U.C. Berkeley.