Associate Director of Youth and Community Programs
Heather Day is the Associate Director of Youth and Community Programs at the Mediation Center. Heather oversees Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) and supports additional programs and outreach initiatives at the Center. Previously, Heather worked for Citizen Schools New York both as a Teaching Fellow in the classroom and in volunteer recruitment and curriculum development at the regional office. Heather earned a BA in American Studies from Connecticut College and a Master’s of Social Work with a Human Service Leadership concentration from Fordham University. Heather believes that young people have powerful voices and unique insight to share with the world, and loves seeing youth in the firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Work Intern, Fordham University
Ashley McLain is currently a Social Work Intern at the Mediation Center where she supports programming for Make It Happen and YO S.O.S. Ashley graduated from CUNY York College in May of 2014 with her Bachelors of Social Work. In May of 2015 Ashley will receive her Masters Of Social Work from Fordham University. Ashley's prior work experience includes her undergrad field placement in the grievance department at Rikers Island as well as her current position as a 311 Call Center Representative. Ashley is excited to continue her learning through working with the Mediation Center.
Social Work Intern, Columbia University
Caitlin Gibb is thrilled to be joining the YO S.O.S. team this year as a second year social work intern. Since leaving her home in California six years ago, Caitlin has done community organizing and youth development work in Guatemala, Peru, Spain, and finally landed in New York City. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2010, Caitlin has worked with the Center for Community Alternatives running a comprehensive pregnancy prevention program for court-involved and incarcerated youth, as well as with the Fortune Society as their Family Services therapist. She holds a bachelor's of science in Psychology, a Master's of Science in Counseling, and is pursuing her Master's of Science in Social Work from Columbia University with a specialization in program development. Committed to restorative justice and the use of mindfulness and contemplative practices, Caitlin always comes back to the question of how a project brings communities together to facilitate power.