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Shreya Malena-Sannon



Shreya Malena-Sannon joined PASE in 2020 as Chief Program Officer. She brings over 20 years of youth development experience, focused on leadership, education, and social justice programming. She began as a youth educator at South Asian Youth Action and Global Action Project. She then joined Sadie Nash Leadership Project as a senior faculty member before serving as a longtime Program Director. There, she worked to double numbers served, pilot new initiatives including advanced level fellowships and college access services, evaluate programs, and standardize curriculum. During her tenure, she was also the recipient of the PASEsetter Award in 2010. Most recently, she served as Director of Posse New York, the flagship site of the Posse Foundation. She oversaw 14 college and university partnerships, managed a comprehensive annual outreach and scholarship selection process, expanded volunteer engagement and corporate sponsorship, and coordinated intensive Scholar support resulting in graduation rates of 90% and retention rates of over 95%. Shreya has served on the Board of Global Action Project. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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Afterschool Professionals Supported



Professional Development Events Offered

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NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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