Month: March 2021

PSAYDN announced Steven Williams as its new associate director. In this position, Williams will work to promote high-quality afterschool and summer youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building. Williams has more than eight years’ experience in various committee and legislative support positions with the commonwealth. Prior to joining PSAYDN, he was Pennsylvania House of Representatives Executive Director for the Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation and a Research Analyst for the House Democratic Policy Committee.

Williams replaces Laura Saccente, who now leads strategic initiatives for Center for Schools and Communities, the network’s managing organization. “Steven’s extensive experience in policy and involvement in the state’s afterschool caucus make him the perfect fit for continuing the call to expand program availability for under-served children and youth. His expertise and leadership will be imperative as PSAYDN evolves and grows to reach all corners of the state to provide support,” Saccente added.


PSAYDN Announces 2021 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors

Program helps develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) policy leaders in Pennsylvania and recognizes 35 members of the fourth cohort.

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2021 — PSAYDN announced the fourth cohort of the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors Program, which aims to shape the future of STEM education in the commonwealth by targeting vital policy conversations to legislative leadership in the areas of STEM Learning ecosystems, computer science, apprenticeships, state and federal policy for formal and informal education, and workforce needs.

Press Release | Meet the 2021 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors


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