Tiffany Younger, MSSP’15

  • Co-Chair, MSSP Alumni Association

  • PhD Candidate in Social Welfare

Tiffany N. Younger is an entrepreneur, PhD Candidate, and Social Change Strategist. She graduated from the MSSP program in 2015.

Prior to attending SP2 Tiffany worked as the Youth and Government District Coordinator at the YMCA of Greater New York. She managed over 20 staff and was responsible for helping teenagers learn how to draft legislation through the Youth in Government program. Tiffany was appointed the YMCA’s Change Agent for New York City for her progress and accomplishments in youth development. This distinction enabled her to work with various young professionals throughout the world to create a national YMCA strategy to address poverty. In the summer of 2013, she was one of the facilitators at the YMCA’s Youth Festival in Prague; this international experience awakened a desire to ha­­ve an impact beyond her role with the YMCA.

Currently, Tiffany is obtaining her PhD in Social Welfare at the Silberman School at Hunter College. In addition, she is piloting the Social Changes Agents Institute (SCAI). SCAI is interactive think-tank Tiffany founded while studying at SP2, which provides a social change trip opportunity in South Africa, Brazil, and Haiti for scholars and professionals to explore developing countries while facilitating workshops for vulnerable groups on social change.

“The skills and knowledge I gained from the MSSP program supported me in developing and piloting the Social Change Agents Institute (SCAI) which provides an opportunity for professionals and scholars to travel to developing countries such as South Africa, Brazil, and Haiti to facilitate social change workshops on race, gender, and class. I used the research skills I developed at SP2 to support teaching Social Change Agents how to use research to address social issues abroad.”

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