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 […]

Christine Byrd-Tucker

Starting as an AmeriCorps member at The DOME Project, Christine has had the opportunity to be a part of many of the programs offered by The DOME Project and Strycker’s Bay, and helped in the development of our middle school programming. Christine has a dual degree in History (with a concentration in US history) and […]

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 […]

Diamnique Hierrezuelo

She first began her journey with us as a first grader in our after-school program. Through mentoring, community service opportunities, and participation in our youth workforce development program, she developed the skills and experience necessary to take on her current role at The Commons. Her experience as both a resident of the Upper West Side […]

Noeliz Melo

Noeliz  assists  our after-school program with operations and program activities. She began her career with us first as a kindergarten participant in our program. Throughout the years she has participated in each level of our youth programming becoming a rising leader in the youth development field. Her love of children, art, and vlogging has allowed […]

Nobal McFadden

Nobal is a Group Leader in our after-school program. He initially got involved in our youth program as a participant in elementary school when his grandmother enrolled him as she was seeking a safe space for him to learn and grow. What motivates Nobal to continue his work within our program and the community is […]