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Brooklyn Community Services Holds Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn at St. Francis College
February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Critical issues facing at-risk youth in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods will be examined at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn, a panel discussion and youth action resource hub, on February 28 at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. It is free to the public and will be broadcast live on Facebook.
Keynote speaker and moderator C. Nicole Mason, PhD is Executive Director of the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest and author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America. Panelists will examine urgent issues in education, immigration, job readiness, police community relations, crime, self-esteem and other pressing problems affecting Brooklyn’s at-risk youth. Panelists include: Bill Chong, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development; Aber Kawas, Youth Lead Organizer of the Arab American Association of New York; Kaberi Banerjee Murthy, Vice President of Programs at Brooklyn Community Foundation; Dana Edell, PhD, Executive Director of SPARK Movement, Marlon Peterson, a national social and criminal justice advocate and educator who spent 10 years in New York State prisons and Frances DePaolo, a student leader at BCS Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service. The Youth Action Summit resource hub will feature over 23 Brooklyn youth-based nonprofits providing information on networking, volunteer and mentorship opportunities.