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Giving Voice to Afterschool in NYC

Sep 13, 2014  Anne Lawrence

Bowne Foundation Afterschool Ambassadors Share Advocacy and Outreach Lessons Learned | Presented by The Robert Bowne Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance

Join us for a special session where afterschool program leaders share why advocacy matters to them, and how they have been able to integrate advocacy into their “regular” workload and help their agencies gain support. Hear about successful strategies to make program voices heard, from youth video to intergenerational advocacy councils to social media. Presenters will share lessons learned from their efforts, and reflect on what has worked in past budget battles—and major wins!—around afterschool funding in NYC. We will discuss simple ways to take part in Lights On Afterschool, the nationwide rally for afterschool programs being held on October 23, new advocacy tools and data to be released about NYC afterschool supply and demand, and ways to keep building support for your program in the coming year.


  • Omari McCleary, Program Director, Good Shepherd Services & Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus
  • Patrick Pinchinat, Beacon Director, Queens Community House & Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus
  • Deepmalya Ghosh, Director of Youth Development Programs, Child Center of NY & Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus
  • Esther Grant-Walker, Afterschool Program Coordinator/Director of School Age Programs, Isaacs Center Afterschool Program & Afterschool Ambassador Emeritus

Date: Wednesday, October 1st

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Light breakfast and coffee will be served.

Place: The Literacy Assistance Center, 39 Broadway, 12th floor, Suite 1250, New York, NY 10006 (in lower Manhattan between Exchange Place and Morris St.)

Please RSVP by Friday, September 26th to anne.lawrence@bownefoundation.org