Melissa Clarke is the Youth Justice and Child Welfare Policy Associate. She has spent the last five years dedicated to systemic change and advocating for vulnerable populations across New York City. Most recently, Miss. Clarke worked at New York City Charter School Center where she worked towards building community and political support in order for charter schools to flourish in the communities that needed access to high quality schools. Melissa received her B.A in Political Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her Masters of Science in Social Work where she focused her work on public policy and contemporary social issues.