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The Child Center of NY’s CEO Selected to Serve on the Mayor’s Education Advisory Council

The Child Center of NY is pleased to share that our Chief Executive Officer, Traci Donnelly, will serve on the Mayor’s Education Sector Advisory Council, a 45-member panel formed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to guide New York City’s reopening plans for its educational institutions.

The Council’s members include a variety of education leaders and advocates, including parents, higher education officials, charter and religious school representatives, nonprofit and union leaders, and other individuals with the experience to advance the best interests of the city’s young people.

“I am grateful to be included in such a strong group of like-minded educational advocates at this critical moment for New York City,” Donnelly said. “The Child Center of NY serves 37,000 children and their families every year. These children come from some of the city’s most under-served neighborhoods, which have been disproportionately hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have unique challenges that must be addressed in any reopening plan, and I am honored to play a role in ensuring their needs are met.”

The Child Center has a history of service and leadership. In 2018, Sungmin Anderson Yoon, DSW, LCSW-R, our VP, integrated and value-based care, was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as a member of The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Substance Abuse Subcommittee and the Municipal Drug Strategy Advisory Council; and Deep Ghosh, LCSW, our SVP, external affairs and community engagement, was appointed to the Mayor’s Community School Advisory Board when plans for the creation of 100 community schools was in its nascent stages.

The Education Sector Advisory Council began meeting this week. Please check back regularly for updates at childcenterny.org.


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