Catherine Hilyard, Youth Program Manager

 

Catherine loves and is honored to work with young people. She has worked with youth for seven years, and with children and families in the foster care system for the past four years. In her current role as Youth Program Manager with New Yorkers For Children, in partnership with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), she has the opportunity to gain a more macro view of the systems and issues that impacted her day-to-day work in direct service. She is especially passionate about youth development, social justice, social welfare policy, workforce development and increased college access for disconnected youth in foster care, the Sanctuary Model and trauma-informed practice, and criminal justice reform.

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