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Unlocking the Potential of Young People: Effective Strategies for Engaging Youth

May 17, 2016

Time:12:00 am

The New York City Youth Funders, Philanthropy New York, and The New York Community Trust invite you to attend this briefing for private and public funders.

We all want young people to thrive, make positive choices, and reach their potential.  But engaging youth in any community can be challenging and requires all sectors to consider new ways of doing business.  Join us to learn how to reach young people in disadvantaged communities.


  • Share strategies for engaging all young people in disadvantaged communities, particularly those living in  New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)  developments
  • Hear from nonprofit leaders and policy makers about how they are working to engage young people as meaningful partners in community change
  • Discuss how philanthropy can support these efforts


  • NYCHA residents and young people
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Youth participant
  • NYC Public Housing Authority
  • The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
  • University Settlement
  • Green City Force
  • Red Hook Initiative

Moderated by Natasha Lifton and Roderick Jenkins

Please RSVP to by May 13, 2016


May 17, 2016
12:00 am