Children. Their creativity–and their joy when they have the chance to create–are what move me to Action.
Children growing up in poverty have so very few opportunities to actually create, and that is just Absurd, because we all know (and tons of research proves) that when children create art, they do better in school, work and life–and their creativity will in fact change our city and even the world. A for Art for All Children. It’s not just nice, it’s necessary!
Eileen Doyle joined the Young Audiences New York team as Executive Director in December 2013. She brings a strong background in experiential education for children and nonprofit leadership, including serving for 15 years in senior positions at the national headquarters of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Prior to that, she was instrumental in launching several community initiatives including Friends of Island Academy in New York City, as well as new programs for the Town of Huntington Youth Bureau and Oxford Health Plans.
All of these involved organizing community stakeholders to create change. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSW with a focus in Community Organizing from Hunter College and has participated in Coro’s Leadership New York program.