Laura Jankstrom, LMSW

Associate Executive Director for Civic Engagement

Laura Jankstrom leads CCC’s civic engagement work, which informs, educates and mobilizes New Yorkers around our priorities for children. This work includes our leadership development programs, trainings and workshops, community organizing, and digital advocacy. CCC understands the importance of intergenerational, citizen-led advocacy and Laura works to ensure that we center the voices of children, youth and caregivers in all that we do. Using innovative strategies, Laura leads the team’s efforts to increase public access to our data and policy products, involve those with lived experience in our campaigns, and train community members to advocate for change where they live. 

Prior to joining CCC in 2010, Laura was a youth worker and community organizer in New York City’s non-profit sector. She has a BSW from New York University, earned her MSW from CUNY Hunter College, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management from SUNY.