YA Week Panel Discussion: Closing the Opportunity Gap for All NYC Children

Join Young Audiences New York during National Arts for Learning Week for a conversation exploring how to provide all children with arts experiences that prepare them for success in school, work and life. Panel discussion includes leaders of educational, corporate, community and arts organizations. Join the conversation about the roles we can play, individually and collectively, as we leverage the arts to close the opportunity gap for young people living in poverty across NYC.
Date: March 18, 2015
Host: Crowell & Moring Law Offices, 590 Madison Avenue
Time: 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This is a free event and you can register now.
Moderator: Christine Salerno
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Marsh & McClennan Companies


Rob Abbott, Director of Youth and Family Services at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation. With community residents leading the way, the mission of CHLDC is to build a strong, sustainable Cypress Hills and East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure healthy and affordable housing and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community. Rob joined CHLDC in 2004, after leading youth programs at Good Shepherd Services for ten years. He oversees all after school and summer programs and school-based community centers for CHLDC.
Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for An Urban Future, the  NYC-based think tank dedicated to highlighting the critical opportunities and challenges facing New York and other cities, and providing fresh ideas and workable solutions to policymakers.. During his 12 years at the Center, Jonathan has authored more than two-dozen reports, and has been the architect of the policy agenda and for making the Center one of New York's most innovative and influential organizations—it’s policy ideas are well-respected and widely used by policymakers, business leaders, and nonprofit practitioners.
Alison Overseth, Executive Director of the Partnership for Afterschool Education, which is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit agencies providing community support to young people, so that children and teens living in poverty get the quality out of school time programs they need to have bright futures.. Alison brings over 20 years of experience in the youth serving profession, having previously directed a management initiative for the Fund for the City of New York and served as the founding President of the Board of Directors of PASE for 12 years.
Education staff from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming. Cooper Hewitt’s Education Department offers a wide range of programs to teach design and design thinking to students, families, and educators alike. Each program encourages creative thinking and, whenever possible, features working designers.
Date of Event: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:00am
Crowell & Moring LLP - New York Office
590 Madison Avenue
10022 New York , NY
United States
New York US

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