Reminiscences of Glenn MacAfee : oral history, 2002.
|Creator: ||MacAfee, Glenn, 1965-||Project: ||September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 43 p. sound recordings: 1 sound disc (79 min.) : digital ; 3 in.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Youth Director, Chinatown YMCA.
Scope and Contents
Born in Malden, MA; background: father executive director of the Boston YMCA, family moved to Egypt, Israel; early life: reminiscence of [Anwar] Sadat's assassination Palestinian-Israeli conflict; education: Warren Wilson College, North Carolina and Upsala University in New Jersey; career: teen director of Westfield YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association], teen director of Chinatown YMCA; September 11th: television coverage, calling staff (from New Jersey); Chinatown YMCA: staff diversification, recruting strategies, tailoring program to community needs, adult and family services, Sun Yat Sen School; post-9/11 focus of Chinatown YMCA: information distribution, psychological consultation, staff training on trauma, tolerance and harmony training, grant money, diversity training, art therapy, play therapy, Chinatown Multimedia Program, community-based organizations, youth programs, crisis intervention, peer mediation, funding from New York Times and Met Life Foundations, partnership with the Department of Education and the Office of Business Services; Post-9/11: economic impact on Chinatown, undocumented immigrants, lack of access to Chinatown, volunteering, inter-ethnic violence, increase in funding opportunities, increase in racial violence.
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