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New York Reentry Education Network Coordinator, Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School
Aviva provides ongoing support and coordination to the New York Reentry Education Network (NYREN), building its collective capacity to achieve systems change in reentry education by strengthening collaboration between the Network's members, including community-based service providers and city government partners. Though based primarily at the Center, Ms. Tevah also works closely with the Educational Services Unit of the NYC Department of Correction. Before joining CISC, Aviva worked for 2 years as the Reentry Education Transition Specialist on the Transition to Post-secondary or Vocational Education for Formerly Incarcerated Adults Initiative, administered by the former Mayor’s Office of Adult Education (MOAE), and based at the Educational Services Unit of the NYC Department of Correction. Prior to MOAE, Aviva did program outreach and transitional career counseling with 18-24 year old men at Rikers Island for Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), an East Harlem-based reentry program. Aviva graduated from Wesleyan University in 2009 with a BA in African American Studies.