Partnership for After School Education

PASE's Emerging Leaders in Nonprofit Management: A Course for Youth Program Professionals is a comprehensive, twelve-session nonprofit management course which provides training to future executive leaders in NYC’s afterschool field, offered in partnership with the Baruch College Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

For over a decade, PASE’s course has offered lectures and practical discussions that merge the talents and experiences of Baruch’s professors with insights from seasoned nonprofit professionals from the PASE community. Class sessions provide a strong theoretical base for understanding issues facing nonprofits, while offering practical ways to improve critical aspects of management, including: strategic planning; financial management; human resources; fundraising; advocacy; board relations; and evaluation, among other topics. The Emerging Leaders course has yielded diverse, and uniformly positive, results for its over 300 alumni, including career advancement and increased long-term commitment to the youth-serving community.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders!

Below are capstone teams and their topics.

Developing Growth That Thrives from Within

Katherine Gomez, ASPIRA of New York

Priscila Ortiz, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Wéma Ragophala, Brooklyn Arts Council

Malcolm Skinner, CUNY Tutor Corps


Impact of Funding Policies on NYC Community Based Organizations

Olalekan Ajalaagbo, Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association

Fatima Balancier, Chinese-American Planning Council

Claudia Esteva, Zone 126

Delsy Sandoval, St. Nicks Alliance


Diversity of a Board: The Most Important but Forgotten Rule

Naisha Blijd, Partnership with Children

Enya O’Riordan, Breakthrough New York

Rosemary Polanco, Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center

Jesse Stayton, York College Continuing & Professional Education Center


Nonprofit to Nonprofit Partnerships: Keeping it Local

Sheldon Brown, Opus Dance Theatre & Community Services

Maureen Gardner, SCAN New York

Daniel Posada, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications


Thriving in the Face of Change: Adapting the Non-profit Mindset to Shifting Generational Demographics

Deanne Channer, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services

Taejha Richardson, ExpandED Schools

Kristin Short, The Fresh Air Fund

John Stanesco, Coalition for Hispanic Family Services