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Webinar: Journeying with Vulnerable Youth From Homelessness to Hope and Healing

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The third webinar in our 2021 lecture series “Catholic Women: Agents of Peace and Trust”

Almost 12 million children in our nation are currently living in poverty. Sadly, approximately 4.2 million young people under the age of 24 experience homelessness. This webinar will draw upon the many years of experience of women leaders from both the Harlem Children’s Zone and Covenant House, two large non-profit organizations whose goal is to achieve positive outcomes for young people by journeying with them from traumatic experiences to hope and healing.

The panelists will discuss the challenges that these young people face including how the pandemic has exacerbated already existing disparities. We will explore together how each of us can play a part in supporting the most vulnerable among God’s children to fulfill their great promise.


  • Sr. Nancy Downing, CND | Executive Director, Covenant House
  • Jessica Lake, Managing Director of Wellness and Social Services, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Polina Ostrenkova, Resident & Anti-Trafficking Youth Intern, Covenant House
  • Professor Anne Williams-Isom | James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare, Fordham University; former CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone

To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yjk0sR0STtmruzPzMOXHeg


April 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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