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Getting Better at Getting Better

January 15, 2015

Time:12:00 am

This session is presented by the New York City Youth Funders and Philanthropy New York and is designed for all interested funders.


This session will focus on the use of data and measurement tools to help young people set goals for themselves and build social-emotional competencies (SEL) essential for academic and life success.

Leaders in philanthropy, education, and youth services will discuss their work in enabling youth workers and other educators to develop and utilize measurement tools to support SEL learning and improve practice. A variety of providers participating in the Student Success Network, including youth development organizations and schools, will discuss the challenges and opportunities in their individual and collective efforts to define and measure SEL, and how they are supporting and learning from one another.

Funders will learn about key findings of the Network thus far; consider issues of scale and sustainability; and reflect on the role of philanthropy in building this field.


  • Hilary Rhodes, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, The Wallace Foundation
  • Sue Lehmann, Chief Facilitator, Student Success Network
  • Kim Sabo Flores, Senior Vice President, Algorhythm
  • Daniel Oscar, CEO, Center for Supportive Schools
  • Chitra Aiyar, Executive Director, Sadie Nash Leadership Project
  • Philip Courtney, CEO, Urban Arts Partnership
  • Mark Dunetz, Vice President, New Visions for Public Schools

Please RSVP to by Wednesday, January 14, 2015.


January 15, 2015
12:00 am