AFCOST Community of Practice 2019-20
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Communities of Practice (CoPs) are a time and place for front line youth workers, program directors, and executive level directors to gather with their peers, share their work, learn from each other and move their programs to new levels of quality. CoPs are free and open to any member of the Cambridge Out-of-School-Time professional community!

For more information, please go to the Agenda for children’s Website.
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Melina O'Grady

Cambridge Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time
Trainer, Facilitator, Coach
Melina is an independent education consultant with roots as a counselor and teacher and a vision for creating and supporting dynamic learning environments in and outside of schools that fully engage both teacher and student. Her more than 25 years of experience spans residential facilities, arts organizations, juvenile hall and out-of-school time programs in Cambridge, Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded a nonprofit girls journalism organization in 1996, and coordinated a Boston-area youth worker credential program from 2006-08. Melina has been a coach and facilitator with the Agenda for Children since 2008. In addition to her work with the Agenda, she is currently Interim Director of Coaching and Training at the PEAR Institute, working to transform school culture through the lens of social and emotional development.