CYD Partnership Appoints National Advisory Committee

The Creative Youth Development National Partnership has appointed 10 members to its National Advisory Committee. Additional advisors will be appointed in the coming months. This cross-sector Committee will play a significant strategic role in helping to shape and vet strategic recommendations for how to advance the field of CYD.

We are pleased to announce the following advisors:

  • Nicole Amri, Program Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX
  • Jennifer Cole, Executive Director, Metro Arts, Nashville, TN
  • Sarah Cunningham, Executive Director of Research, School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Deb Habib, Executive Director, Seeds of Solidarity, Orange, MA
  • Alex Johnson, Managing Director for Californians for Safety and Justice, Oakland, CA
  • Cristy Johnston Limon, Executive Director, Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA
  • Erik Peterson, Vice President, Policy, Afterschool Alliance, Washington, D.C.
  • Kwame Scruggs, Founder and Director of Programs and Training, Alchemy Inc., Akron, OH
  • Matt Wilson, Executive Director, MASSCreative, Boston, MA
  • Jason Yoon, Executive Director, Atlas DIY, Brooklyn, NY

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2 Replies to “CYD Partnership Appoints National Advisory Committee”

  1. I am a lifelong theater producer and performing arts administrator, the last 15 years in higher education at NYU and Stanford University. During the past year, I have developed a passion for urban youth development through new devised musical theater creation. Have been developing a new program I am calling Free Youth Musicals, based in the Bronx, NY. Presently, I am conferring with experts from several parts of this field to articulate a theory of change for this new program. Am very interested to develop professional relationships in this field. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you!

    1. Hi Wiley,

      Thanks for your note. I’ve added you to our mailing list so you can receive updates on our work nationally. Also, please note that a fantastic way to meet other creative youth development folks is through the National Guild for Community Arts Education which offers conferences, webinars, workshops, etc. Your state arts agency may also be a good resource for making connections. Best of luck with Free Youth Musicals!
      – Dawn

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