Leadership Certificate Program: Leadership & Disrupting Systems with the NYPD
Dana Rachlin, founder of Brooklyn-based nonprofit NYC Together, will join us along with NYPD Chief Maddrey for a moderated conversation about leadership. This program will feature a moderated panel to discuss specific ways to be a system disrupter both from inside and outside institutions. This is a great opportunity for all students to hear how two different individuals have used their leadership skills and opportunities to empower and support their community.
About Dana and NYC Together:
Over the last five years, Dana has built NYC Together, with a mission to interrupt the school to prison pipeline by pushing past the punishment paradigm to support the new DOE and NYPD policies. Dana has facilitated meaningful weekly collaborations between officers and local youth who are most impacted by system involvement. These meetings have become efficacious alternatives to conventional – sometimes adversarial – responses to crime and disorder, leading to increased public safety and improved academic outcomes for our youth.
Working alongside high ranking NYPD officials and numerous precinct commanders, Dana has learned that collaborative partnerships with Department executives are invaluable towards the sustained success of both NYC Together and neighborhood policing in NYC.
About Chief Maddrey:Chief Jeffrey Maddrey is currently the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, which oversees ten (10) Patrol Precincts with over 3,000 members of service. As Commanding Officer he is responsible for all crime reduction strategies, community relations, and public safety issues including mayoral initiatives such as Vision Zero and Operation Ceasefire.
He is a lifelong New Yorker, who was originally born in Brooklyn. He moved to Queens at a young age and has resided there since with his wife Helen and their three successful daughters. He graduated from John Jay College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminology and also earned his Masters of Science degree in Human Services Leadership from St. Josephs College. In 2007 he became a graduate of Columbia University’s Police Management Institute. In 2018 Chief Maddrey received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities & Community Service from Anointed by God Ministries.