Kelley Williams

Kelley helped lead the effort to organize The DOME Project/Strycker’s Bay partnership and co-authored the The Commons Concept Paper. Her experience in the youth development field grew from her work as a community and tenant organizer and as a parent in need of affordable quality afterschool programming. Kelley is an alumnus of The DOME Project’s […]

Janice Bethea

Janice specializes in Eviction Prevention, Crisis Intervention, and Entitlements & Benefits. With nearly 18 years of experience in the eviction prevention and social service field, Janice has worked with a diverse group of adults, with participants’ ages ranging from 21 to 95. She provides case management services to clients who are at risk of losing […]

Erica Bynum

Erica’s experience working with nonprofits began at age 14 when she became a participant in NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program and filled an Assistant Group Leader position in our summer day camp. She has been with the organization ever since.  She has extensive experience working with children and families. Now a mother herself, she has […]

Rebecca Schmidt Castka

Rebecca manages our grant writing and institutional giving. She has a MFA and 16 years of experience in grants and program development, fundraising, research, and strategy services to nonprofit organizations. She first worked with The West Side Commons in 2003 as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer. During her VISTA service, she facilitated our certification as a […]