For more than ten years Khari has designed and implemented cross-system collaboratives aimed at supporting the in- and out-of-school time learning communities and the diverse needs of Cambridge students. He oversees learning partnerships for the Cambridge Public Schools and led the development of the Cambridge Expanded Learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (EL STEAM) and Middle School Networks.
Kelly serves as the Child and Youth Services Planner at Agenda for Children, where she is responsible for developing the organization's research and evaluation agenda, and crafting the communication and story-telling strategy. She has 10 years’ experience working with children and young people, with a particular focus on leading participatory, intercultural and child-centered research and education programs in Australia and South-East Asia.
Susan has spent 30+ years working in the out-of-school time field in Cambridge and has been co-Director of the Agenda for Children since its inception. She is deeply committed to the young people and families of this community. She has a rich history designing innovative youth development programs and professional development and systems-building initiatives. Susan leads the field locally in advocacy efforts and coalition-building.
Barb joined Agenda for Children in 2004, when she worked as the director for a Cambridge youth program. Since then, she has been committed to furthering the field of youth development through consultation, coaching, and curriculum development. Barb serves as the Community Coordinator and as a Quality Coach at Agenda for Children, where she she facilitates the Quality Improvement System, Communities of Practice, and training system.
Annie joined the Agenda for Children team in 2016 as the coordinator of the Middle School Network. She brings many years of experience in the OST field as an afterschool director, youth leadership facilitator and and coordinator of social justice programming, as well as years of experience working in multiple Boston Public Schools as a guidance counselor and student support coordinator. She is looking forward to building stronger networks between schools and programs, connecting middle school students to experiences that help them discover their talents, and helping to break down systematic barriers that keep good folks from learning and talking to each other.
Annie Leavitt Middle School Network Coordinator Annie joined the Agenda for Children team in 2016 as the coordinator of the Middle School Network. She brings many years of experience in the OST field as an afterschool director, youth leadership facilitator and and coordinator of social justice programming, as well as years of experience working in multiple Boston Public Schools as a guidance counselor and student support coordinator. Her introduction to Cambridge came through an opportunity to co-teach a peer leadership class at CRLS, and later lead a youth group doing Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) on the achievement/opportunity gap in Cambridge schools and the experiences of their peers. In Cambridge, she is looking forward to building stronger networks between schools and programs, connecting middle school students to experiences that help them discover their talents, and helping to break down systematic barriers that keep good folks from learning and talking to each other. Contact Annie
Daniel Michaud Weinstock Quality Coach, CoP Facilitator Daniel Michaud Weinstock is an organizational development consultant, facilitator, and coach with a particular focus on enhancing leadership and advancing mission clarity and impact in youth-serving organizations and systems. He is deeply committed to ensuring that we provide youth with quality experiences in school and out. He has over 20 years of experience working with youth, families, staff and management in nonprofit organizations, school districts, and public agencies. He has been a public school teacher, initiated and managed programs, and serves on the Board of Trustees of various nonprofitorganizations. Contact Daniel
Caitlin McCormick Quality Coach Caitlin McCormick has worked with youth programs as a frontline teacher of afterschool art and drama, a program director of OST and mentoring programs for grades K-12, and a consultant and trainer for youth programs both locally and nationally. Caitlin hopes to strengthen the out-of-school time field by supporting youth development workers, who provide at-risk young people with safety, a voice, and a sense of belonging. Her specialties include leadership development, STEM in OST, and school-OST partnerships. In addition to serving as a Coach in the Quality Improvement System, she is also a trainer for various OST evaluation tools and consults on program creation, funding, and design for family-focused non-profits in the Boston area and beyond. Contact Caitlin
Melina O'Grady Quality Coach, CoP Facilitator Melina O'Grady is an independent education consultant with roots as a counselor and teacher and a vision for creating and supporting dynamic learning environments in and outside of schools that fully engage both teacher and student. Her 20 years of experience spans residential facilities, arts organizations, juvenile hall and out-of-school time programs in Cambridge, Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded a nonprofit girls journalism organization in 1996, and coordinated a Boston-area youth worker credential program from 2006-08. Melina has been a Coach and facilitator with the Agenda for Children since 2008. Her other recent projects include writing curriculum guides for documentary films and working on a compilation of youth worker stories. Contact Melina
David Jenkins Quality Coach David Jenkins supports mission-driven organizations to be bold and effective in making internal and systemic change. He has 15-years’ experience leading out-of-school time programs and networks in the Boston Area, including ten years supporting youth-led community organizing. In addition to Agenda for Children, David works as an organizational development consultant, trainer and coach, with special interests in youth leadership, race and economic justice, public policy and community power. Contact David
Moacir (Mo) Barbosa CoP Facilitator Mo Barbosa serves as Assistant Director of Training and Capacity Building at Health Resources in Action. Mo Barbosa is involved in the delivery of training, provides technical assistance, participates in field-building initiatives locally and nationally, and promotes the profession and professionalization of the field through his work on legislation, youth worker networks, partnerships with higher education, and conferences. Mo is the chairperson of Men of Color Health Task Force and on a number of boards including: Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Health Alliance, the Phillips Brooks House Association, the Port Action Group and the Design Studio for Social Intervention. Contact Mo