Esther Grant-Walker is the Director of School Age Programs at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc, where she has worked in the Youth & Family Services department for the past 15 years. Her goal as a Youth Development/Human Services professional is to create opportunities for all young people and their families to strive for academic excellence, economic success and healthy lifestyles. During her time at the Isaacs Center, Esther has received recognition for her work with school age youth and their families. She is a 2013 Pasesetter and 2012 Afterschool Alliance Afterschool Ambassador for New York City. She thanks PASE, TASC, The Robert F. Bowne Foundation, staff of the Isaacs Center and the many mentors and professionals that have influenced her and had an impact on her professional growth.