Regional Updates – Winter 2018

New York Area Committee

The New York Area Committee hosted a holiday party at Judy Hole Surrat’s lovely upper west side home in December 2017. Attendees included Fellows, Area Committee members, and other AlumniCorps community members.

The New York Area Committee also hosted a seminar at the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Clinic in November 2017. The Adolescent Health Clinic provides free and subsidized healthcare to youth and families in NYC, and is known for its inclusion of other social services and youth support programs. The Committee hosted a panel discussion with the executive director—Angela Diaz—as well as a staff psychologist, and one of their youth coordinators. After the panel discussion, which featured topics ranging from fundraising for a $1 million+ budget to mental health programs for urban youth, Ms. Diaz provided a tour of the facility. Attendees included about 14 fellows and Area Committee members Molly O’Neill ’14, Judy Hole Surrat s’55, Amy Olivero ‘13, Maria Katarina Rafael ’14, and Scott Taylor ‘75.

The New York Area Committee has a Career Night planned for early February, which will cover areas of interest such as law, medicine, immigration, and media. In addition, New York City PP55 Fellows will attend a seminar at Planned Parenthood which is planned by the University of Chicago’s analogous public interest fellowship program. Look out for photos!

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