MCW PILOTS FIRST YOUNG LEADERS WORKSHOP IN NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK, NY, January 30, 2017 – MCW, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to addressing communities’ pressing needs by empowering current leaders and readying leaders of tomorrow, piloted its first Young Leaders Workshop with staff from New York based non-profit Harlem RBI at Google’s Chelsea Market office with the aim of providing a one-day vision planning workshop.
Building on the organization’s Young Leaders Program vision planning curriculum, MCW expanded its reach on January 28th to young professionals in the New York City area who were interested in acquiring skills and tools to implement their ideas of change. Through the day’s sessions and group discussions, attendees from Harlem RBI went through the process of creating their own project plans, or vision plans, to enact change in their community. After preparing their vision plans, attendees presented their ideas in short elevator pitch form to their colleagues.
YLP Alum Sheree Haggan, an employee of Google, helped facilitate the donation of space and time with the support of Black Googlers Network (BGN) and Hispanic Googlers Network (HOLA). Diana Memic, Manager for TVC Strategy for Google Cloud participated as a guest speaker. MCW’s staff including the Young Leaders Program Coordinator, Nitya Ramanathan; Chief Operating Officer, Khalid Elachi; and Executive Director, Jacinda Jordan facilitated the discussion around vision planning.
Based on initial feedback, 100% of the participants strongly believed that the workshop equipped them with the tools to design, plan, implement, and test their projects. Participants noted that the “experience was eye opening” and provided “a new perspective to all of my ideas.”