Engaging Young People with Leadership, Voice and Change

March 17, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027


Youth voice and choice is an effective way to meet young people’s developmental needs and help them develop the needed skills to become successful and healthy adults. This workshop will introduce the core concepts of youth development and youth professionals will learn principles and practices that can be applied to their daily work with youth. Participants will also explore strategies on how to create opportunities to engage young people in meaningful roles, exercise youth voice and strengthen communication and relationships between adults and youth.


Lissette Gomez, LCSW is the Director of Special Projects with Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools (NCCS). Lissette has served in the fields of nonprofit management, afterschool education and community schools as a leader, manager, advocate, staff developer and consultant. Prior to joining NCCS, Lissette served as Vice President of Development Without Limits (DWL), a private consulting firm, where she provided overall strategic leadership and vision for the organization’s NYC-based operations, including the development of new projects and partnerships. With over 20 years of experience, Lissette has focused expertise in professional development, coaching, curriculum development, program development, and management. In September 2011, Lissette was one of 22 Latinas across the country to successfully complete the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI). She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work.

For more information and to register for the event, please click here. 6.5 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers. Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email swope@columbia.edu. This event is also open to the public.