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The Power of Networks to Advance Youth Development

February 5th

Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Celebration of Janet Kelley

Please join us for a robust discussion regarding the power of networks to advance youth development through the lens of celebrating the career of Janet Kelley. Our panelists will discuss the attributes of successful networks, and how networks can bring together stakeholders to create lasting impact. A celebratory reception in honor of Janet Kelley will follow the session.


Hear from:
Framing the Discussion: Michele Cahill, Distinguished Fellow in Education and Youth Development, National Center for Civic Innovation

Moderator: Rich Berlin, Executive Director of DREAM


  • Alison Overseth, Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for After School Education (PASE)
  • Jennifer Negron, Program Officer at The Pinkerton Foundation and STEM Educators Network steering committee member
  • Laurie Dien, Vice President and Executive Director of Programs at The Pinkerton Foundation and NYC Youth Funders steering committee member
  • Denice Williams, Deputy Commissioner, Planning, Program Integration and Evaluation at NYC’s Department of Youth & Community Development

Respondent: Dara Rose, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Programs at Horizons National

Concluding Remarks: Janet Kelley, Coordinator of the NYC Youth Funders



February 5th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Philanthropy New York – Mandela Room
320 East 43rd Street - 10th Floor New York NY + Google Map