Samuel P. Peabody received his M.Ed. from TC in 1959. He spent the early part of his career as a teacher in New York City and eventually became the lower school head at Rye Country Day. He later founded Reality House, a drug rehabilitation center in northern Manhattan. After he left Reality House, he became the director of Broad Jump, a nonprofit which hired teachers at sites around the city to work on weekends and during the summer with students at risk for dropping out of high school. While there, he helped found Prep for Prep, a program that places promising students of color in independent schools throughout the Northeast and helps support them through to college. Eventually, he used his talents to become chair of the Citizen’s Committee for Children, which advocates for children’s and family issues and amasses research to help legislators in Albany at budget time to restore funds to key social programs.