The Youth Committee Mission

“The Youth Committee provides proactive leadership and advocacy for integrated quality education, training and employment experiences for, by and with youth.”

THE YOUTH COMMITTEE – WHO WE ARE

The Workforce Alliance Youth Committee is a network of members representing youth service organizations and agencies in South Central CT. In addition, the Youth Committee includes student members who bring fresh vision and bright young minds to the development of youth employment and training policies.

2018-2019 YOUTH COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Paul F. Flinter, Adult Education Director

Wallingford Board of Education

Juan Fontanez, Lead Youth Program Specialist, American Job Center

Tom Gaudioso, Green Jobs Coordinator, Common Ground High School

Barbara Green, Disability Resource Coordinator, Workforce Alliance

Erik Jones, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind

Denise Keating, Manager Youth Services Division, City of Meriden

Christopher Larose, Youth Services Specialist, City of New Haven

Catherine Lezon, Community Relations and Economic Development, CT Light & Power/Yankee Gas/Northeast Utilities

Lorenzo Marshall, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce

Mary Ann O’Brien, Career & Tech Ed Coordinator, New Haven Board of Education

Tina Ocasio, President, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

Jennifer Quaye, Student/Quinnipiac University

Angel Rivera, Director, Hamden American Job Center/CT Dept. of Labor

Kaliuha Spears, Youth Program Specialist, American Job Center

Tomi Veale, Youth@Work Coordinator, City of New Haven

Renee Venturino, Business and Community Liaison, New Haven Job Corps Center

Maureen Wagner, Education Consultant, CT State Department of Education

Lorna McLeod, Program and Services Coordinator, Hamden American Job Center/CT Dept. of Labor

PARTNERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Workforce Alliance partners with organizations throughout the South Central region to deliver programs to in-school and out-of-school youth between the ages of 16-24.

Looking to partner on Youth programs or provide summer or year-round employment? Contact John Brancato at (203) 867-4030 x 237 or jbrancato@workforcealliance.biz.

2018-2019 Partners:

Children’s Community Program of CT

Common Ground Green Job Corps

Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs

Hamden Public Schools

Women and Families Center

Community Renewal Team

Gateway Community College