The following is a reflection piece written by two of our Summer Youth Workers, and former clients, who coordinated and oversaw our innovative TechSpark program. In it Agan Leyli and Shahal Ahmed take the opportunity to speak on how their time at Access Alliance, as youth clients and later as employees, have impacted them. Both have been an invaluable addition to the youth team, their time with us made even more meaningful by their start as youth clients: Continue reading TechSpark Reflection
Can you imagine what the first black mayor of Toronto might have looked like? A passionate leader with genuine commitment to fairness, equity, and community empowerment. Continue reading Nahom Berhane: The Legacy of a Passionate Community Leader
Hani Ali is a Youth Worker at Access Alliance. She received her BA in Literature and Comparative Religions from the University of Toronto, and has a post-graduate degree in Public Administration. She used to teach as a high school teacher. Hani grew up in different parts of the world, and still considers her passport to be her best friend!