Say Yes: Relevant experience creates relevant education

Program Coordinator Kevin Adams spent 7 years as the Program Director of Youth Services for the Syracuse Northeast Community Center, was the Teen Program Coordinator for the Hawley Youth Organization at the Syracuse Northeast Community Center and a Youth Division Aide for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Meachem School

Janet Qui ones Eatman, Site Director at Meachem School was a bilingual speech and language pathologist for over 16 years, She is a published author and frequent lecturer at conferences both nationally and internationally addressing issues of cultural and linguistic diversity in schooling. Her work has included tutoring ESL students and coordinating Spanish as a Second Language programs. She was named a Title VII Graduate Fellow of the U.S. Department of Education from 1998-2002, and has received numerous other Fellowship awards and honors throughout her career.

Meachem's Program Coordinator, Jennifer Holland, is a former teacher in The New School in Syracuse and most recently managed communications with teachers and families participating in the Supplemental Tutoring Program for Murray Learning in Syracuse.

Van Duyn

At Van Duyn School, Site Director Jenna La Manna is a former management analyst for NASA and more recently a Corporate Business Development Analyst for Syracuse Research Corporation (now SRC). She has volunteered as a youth academic counselor for The Salvation Army, provided support to inmates in Tompkins County Jail and was part of the Mayor's Intervention Task Force to reduce gang violence in Syracuse.

Program Coordinator Lauren Williams was formerly a Case Manager for the Women's Christian Alliance in Philadelphia, PA, worked as an intern in the Office of Academic Enrichment at Delaware State University in Dover, DE, was a Youth Development Coordinator for the Simon Circle Boys and Girls Club, and spent several summers as a Youth Worker Supervisor for CNYWORKS.

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