Talisa King serves as the Erie County Youth Bureau Planning Coordinator where she assists in the planning and implementation of the Erie County Comprehensive Plan on Youth Services by, encouraging youth programs in various areas and groups in the community. By planning and implementing workshops, training sessions and meetings with youth service agency personnel to promote information sharing and coordination of services. Reviews literature in area youth services to maintain and increase knowledge of the delivery of youth services and to identify models of youth programs and monitoring and evaluation systems. Monitors and evaluates contract agencies compliance with performance standards and program objectives through supervision of on-site visits and review of performance reports by staff. Provides technical assistance to the Youth Board Allocations Committee, regarding problematic aspects of contract agencies and new applicants. Talisa has worked with our youth for 20 years in several capacities. Serving as a Program Aide, Children’s Aide, Program Manager, Chief Officer of Operations, Direct Care Worker, Youth Detention Worker, Program Quality Assurance Manager, Staff Development Trainer, Offsite Adjunct Professor, and continuously serves as a mentor to many children within her community. She serves on various community boards such as WNY Association of Youth Bureaus and Youth Boards, Erie County Youth Bureau, Network for Youth Success, Afterschool Network of WNY /Steering and Advocacy Committee Member, Capacity Building Co-Chair for Afterschool Network of WNY
JDAI- Juvenile Delinquency Alternative Initiative, and a former Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts Troop Leader. Talisa is also alumni of Leadership Buffalo Class of 2014, a recipient of the Outstanding Provider of Youth Leadership Award, awarded from the Mayor of Buffalo, as well as the Black Achievers in Industry Award.
She is looking forward to becoming a Power of 3:00 Ambassador to passionately continue to advocate for Afterschool providers and their supporters across New York State.