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Conferences and Workshops

2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference

Presented by the Alliance for Children and Families’ Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building

July 24, 2014- July 25, 2014
Washington, DC


ANDRUS President and CEO Mimi Clarke Corcoran, Chief of Strategy Lorelei Vargas and VP of Community- Based Programs Kerron Norman will present about the agency’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Public Awareness Campaign.  Click here to read about the campaign’s impact.


About the conference:

This conference features speakers that are influencing efforts to integrate health, education, child welfare, housing, and other issues that affect communities. Government administrators, funders, and leaders of local initiatives will discuss what is working and what is changing in the fast-paced field of neighborhood revitalization. The 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference program is designed so that participants:

  • Understand how current federal, philanthropic, and local investments can most effectively catalyze and sustain neighborhood revitalization efforts
  • Learn about new research and innovative solutions for improving results at the neighborhood level
  • Share lessons learned and best practices in developing the organizational and community capacity needed to create the conditions for sustainable revitalization efforts
  • Are supported as leaders in neighborhood revitalization and share perspectives about what they, as leaders, need in order to continue to achieve results for children, families and communities

For more information and to register, click here.

Sanctuary Institute Five- Day Training: October 6-10, 2014

ANDRUS, 1156 North Broadway Yonkers, NY 10701

For more information, contact

Jessica Virtuoso at (914) 965-3700 ext. 1294

Sanctuary Network Conference 2014:  November 12-14, 2014

Crowne Plaza
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

For more information, contact

Kamilah Francis at or call (914) 965-3700 x1293


ANDRUS has launched a public education campaign to increase awareness of the effects of childhood adversity.

We have conducted dozens of Town Hall meetings to date –if you are interested in attending or hosting please contact Lorelei Vargas (914) 965-3700 ext. 1282 or

To Read the White Paper, click here.

To Read the Executive Summary, click here.

Find out: What’s your ACE Score?

Pictured (L to R) City Council Member Wilson Terrero, Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio, Lorelei Atalie Vargas, Brian Farragher, Mayor Mike Spano, Jim Bostic,City Council President Chuck Lesnick and Nancy Woodruff Ment.