CDA Community Projects Coordinator

Maddie MacKenzie is currently an AmeriCorps Community Projects Coordinator at YouthBuild Philadelphia. She graduated from Cheltenham High School in 2014, and Ursinus College with a B.A. in Peace and Social Justice Studies in 2018. She has studied and experienced first-hand the way that the education system plays into greater social inequity/equity through prejudice, opportunity and systematic exclusion. She is passionate about emotional and mental wellbeing, both how emotional skills and awareness can be taught in these spaces and how schools function as providers of counseling and mental health services. She is interested in attending graduate school for social work or counseling, but overall most values forming relationships and growing with people. Her favorite part of her work at YB is getting to know the students, mentoring and being a part of the YB family!