Amelia Frank is CCFY’s Director of Youth Development, working with participants in the South Bronx Community Connections initiative. Amelia coordinates mentorship-related development training for Community Coaches and works with site coordinators and Community Coaches to engage youth in strengths based programming. She is the Founder of United Playaz of New York, which will partner with SBCC in its expansion to the 44th precinct by facilitating youth-led violence prevention work. Before joining CCFY in 2012, Amelia spent seven years as the Community Associate and Academic Intervention Services Coordinator for Banana Kelly High School in the Bronx. She has a long history in and passion for youth development, which she exercised through her involvement coordinating after-school programs and Summer Youth Employment Program placements at the Phipps Community Development Corporation, and as Teen Programs director in San Francisco’s Mission YMCA. She received her B.A. in Child Development from California State University, Chico in 2001 and a Masters in Humanities and Leadership from the New College in San Francisco in 2004.