Author Archives: Maya Rader

A Second Home: Spotlight on Camille, Deputy Director

You may not see Camille teaching a class or at the front desk, but she plays a very important role in the functioning of Manhattan Youth. Camille works at the Downtown Community Center as deputy director to Bob Townley. She oversees the goings-on at the Community Center, including hiring, marketing, communications and handling programs. She [...]

Spotlight On: Isaac, Front Desk

Isaac is a newbie at Manhattan Youth. However, he’s already bonded with some of the kids. “They get attached really quickly,” Isaac said. “I do a lot of things with children, so I figured working here would be cool,” he explained. Before Isaac worked at Manhattan Youth, he babysat and worked with children at a [...]

Spotlight On: Marta, Membership Assistant

Marta is the Membership Assistant at Manhattan Youth. She gives tours and communicates with members. “Basically making sure that all of the members are happy,” she said. She has been working at Manhattan Youth for five years. As I interviewed Marta while she worked the front desk, she exchanged hello’s with several members and staff  walking [...]

Spotlight On: Blake, Assistant Director of Membership

Blake is the Assistant Director of Membership at Manhattan Youth. He started out as an After-School Counselor and has been working at Manhattan Youth for eight years. Blake grew up in Long Island. He started working at Manhattan Youth soon after he graduated from college. When he first got his job here, he had no [...]

Ceramics Classes At the Downtown Community Center

Hi! My name is Maya. I’m a guest blogger for Manhattan Youth, and this is my first blog post! For this post I interviewed Rachael, a ceramics teacher at the Downtown Community Center. “I’ve always loved doing clay,” Rachael remarked. Rachael has been working with ceramics since she was in high school. In high school, she worked [...]