Angela Pollard is a Project Assistant at Chapin Hall, primarily supporting the work of the CANS-NY Institute. Pollard also works to build connections between the TCOM team and the youth and families they serve through the TCOM youth and family impact advisory board.
Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Pollard served as an AmeriCorps member in a Delaware middle school. There, she provided intensive small group instruction in Language Arts and Math, worked as a teaching assistant in a social and emotional development class, and served as an advisor for a homeroom of sixth grade girls. She has also worked as an instructional coach for Summer Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that builds capacity in under-resourced summer camps with the goal of reducing summer learning loss for low-income youth. In this role, Pollard mentored camp counselors and provided literacy intervention for children entering grades K-3. In her senior thesis, she conducted research on how representations of family structure, social class, and race differ between children’s literature that received the Coretta Scott King Award and the Caldecott Award, and the impact of these representations on children’s mental health.
Pollard has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Society from Yale University.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Health and Society, Yale University