NCYL Has a New Communications Director, Lewis Cohen
Lewis Cohen is the Director of Communications. Mr. Cohen is a former Deputy Mayor of Oakland, California and served as the Mayor’s Senior Policy Advisor for Education. He has an extensive background in public policy, advocacy, and
NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Jacqueline Thu-Huong Wong
Jacqueline Thu-Huong Wong, M.S.W is the Director for FosterEd California. Prior to this, Ms. Wong was the Principal Policy Consultant for Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg for Human Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Long Term Aging and
NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Marc Berkman
Marc Berkman is an attorney and director of NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative (FosterEd) in Los Angeles. He will be responsible for planning and implementing FosterEd’s project in Los Angeles. Prior to joining NCYL, he served as
Congratulations to the entire staff of NCYL’s FosterEd initiative on receiving national recognition for their innovative work to support the educational needs of foster youth. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), a national organization based in Washington, DC named FosterEd as one
Mae Ackerman-Brimberg Joins NCYL as a Social Justice Fellow
Mae Ackerman-Brimberg is a Social Justice Fellow at NCYL. Mae recently graduated from Columbia Law School with a dual degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. After graduating from Stanford University in 2006 with
NCYL’s Francis Guzman Speaks at Law Day in Albuquerque
Realizing the Dream: Equality for All
Francis Guzman spoke at the first Law Day ever held at the Children’s Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event focused on empowering troubled youth to believe in themselves and
NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Pete Hershberger
Pete Hershberger has joined NCYL as Manager of FosterEd Arizona. He will be responsible for planning and implementing FosterEd’s pilot project in Pima County and working to expand it to a statewide program over the coming years.
NCYL’s Foster Youth Education Initiative Welcomes Three New Members to Its Team!
Maya Cooper has joined NCYL as a policy manager for FosterEd, focusing on improving the educational outcomes for children in foster care. She will be based in NCYL’s Oakland office.
Before joining NCYL,
NCYL bids a sad farewell to Deputy Director Patrick Gardner, who is leaving NCYL after 12 years. Patrick has started a new non-profit, the Young Minds Advocacy Project, and NCYL will continue to collaborate with Patrick on many of
NCYL Welcomes New Juvenile Justice Attorney Hannah Benton
Hannah Benton has joined NCYL as a staff attorney specializing in Juvenile Justice.
Prior to joining NCYL, Hannah was a staff attorney and an Equal Justice America fellow at the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) in Hartford,