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Why Advocacy Matters

March 13, 2018

Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Protecting And Expanding Access To Needed Youth Services

Sponsored by NYC Youth Funders and Philanthropy New York

This session is focused on the state of youth services at the local, state, and federal levels – with a focus on the role of effective advocacy during times of fiscal and political change; Toward that end, we will:

  1. Explore current knowledge of the landscape of funding sources from city, state, and federal budgets for in-school and out-of-school time youth sectors;
  2. Discuss areas of concerns for the various youth populations in New York City, particularly those most vulnerable
    1. Study the impact of the new federal tax law on funding for youth nonprofits;
    2. Increase understanding of systemic issues impacting the health and welfare of the field;
    3. Strategize the need to be pro-active in defining the needs of service providers;
    4. Develop an approach to philanthropic funding that will sustain and enhance non profit advocacy work.
    5. Develop strategies and a timeline for philanthropy in advancing advocacy (taking things to scale, ensuring that past investments continue to bear fruit, and identifying emerging needs).



Laurie Dien, Vice President – Programs, The Pinkerton Foundation


Douglas Bauer: Moderator of Panel, Executive Director, The Clark Foundation

John Albert, Analyst, Bolton-St.Johns

Jennifer March, Executive Director, Citizens’ Committee for Children

Susan Stamler, Executive Director, United Neighborhood Houses

Michelle Yanche, Vice President for External Affairs, Good Shepherd Services


Carolyn O’Brien, Vice-president and Program Officer, JP Morgan Private Banking

Please RSVP to by March 12, 2018


March 13, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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