ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

Our Youth & Transition Services Team
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Beth Ebert
 
BETH EBERT
YOUTH EDUCATOR
bebert@includenyc.org
As the younger sibling of a person with a disability, Beth developed an interest in supporting others with disabilities at a young age. Observing the challenges that her brother experienced transitioning to adulthood led Beth to a career devoted to making systemic change for people with disabilities. With a Masters in Social Work, Beth comes to INCLUDEnyc with experience in ABA therapy, behavioral intervention, employment coaching, and other transition-related services. In her work, Beth places a strong emphasis on fostering collaborative, solution-focused systems of support, which are built upon teamwork and relationship building across all sectors.
Belinda Lin
 
BELINDA LIN
YOUTH EDUCATOR
blin@includenyc.org
As a Youth Educator, Belinda brings many years of experience serving youth and families in both NYC and Taipei, Taiwan in educational, mentoring, mental health, and after school settings. Growing up in Queens, New York in an immigrant household and working closely with the immigrant population has given Belinda a unique perspective of the challenges faced and hidden strengths this community holds. She is passionate about providing access to information on how to navigate special education services and continues to advocate for and with marginalized communities especially on the topic of their educational rights. Belinda holds a Master of Social Work degree from her alma mater, Nyack College.
Kevin D. Irizarry
 
Kevin D. Irizarry
YOUTH AND TRANSITION SERVICES COORDINATOR
kirizarry@INCLUDEnyc.org
Born and raised in Connecticut, Kevin received his BA in Sociology, with a minor in Fine Arts. Before joining INCLUDEnyc, Kevin worked at the Hispanic Health Council, where he provided support to youth ages five to sixteen. There he was responsible for creating two programs focused on enrichment learning through the arts, called Kids on the Block and the City Dream Project. In 2016, Kevin then joined the Center for Latino Progress, where he worked closely with youth on workforce initiatives and opportunity. Kevin then found his way to Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. as a youth development specialist, where he was responsible for providing life-skills training, case management, advocacy, and support to youth who were disengaged from school or justice-involved. Whether it's in Hartford or New York, Kevin's commitment to the community has always been a top priority. He loves to build on goals and help support people's creativity.