Analusette Shaello (Ana) moved to our community in 2012. She is the Community School Facilitator for Troy Elementary School #2. Her role keeps her busy in the community engaging with families, neighbors, business owners, and City of Troy leadership.
Prior to that she was a twenty-seven year resident of the City of Binghamton. She holds a degree in Marketing Management and certifications in youth development. Ana’s involvement with youth and community began over eighteen years ago when she became a volunteer mentor for the City of Binghamton’s West Middle School through an employer’s management incentive program. She continued her work with the BCS district by participating on several task teams and committees: Strategic Planning Committee, Parent Involvement Task Team, Diversity Task Team, Co-Chairperson of the Binghamton City School District Community Coalition, Co-Chairperson of the City of Binghamton Partnership for Safe Streets, and the Youth Bureau/Safe Streets/Binghamton City School District Summer Literacy Initiative.
As the Director of the Binghamton City Youth Bureau, of which she was the FIRST; she worked with the Binghamton City School District, community agencies, Youth Task Teams and Workforce NY to assist at-risk-youth and their families in obtaining the tools necessary to complete their education, become employable and civically engaged. During Ana’s first year as Director, she implemented a summer youth employment program that employed twenty-one youth, ages 14-18 in meaningful community oriented jobs. This community based approach opened the eyes of the youth as well as the eyes of the community on the capacity of our younger generation. The program was very successful and was implemented for four years. In addition to the summer youth employment program, Ana was responsible for the Fresh Cycles Afterschool Program. The program operated out of an old police substation now called the Lee Barta Community Center. Youth who participated in the program ranged in ages 5-12 years old. They received homework help, snacks, computer time and a range of other activities. Another aspect of the program was a bike rehab training program available to youth…Fresh Cycles. Youth put in close to 15 hours of hands on work rehabbing bikes. The main incentive of this program was to teach youth skills that may enable them to earn monies and become young entrepreneurs.
Ana held the position of Board Chairperson for the Broome County Urban League for three years. She has been listed in Who’s Who of Business Professionals and has earned Professional Development Certificates from the Department of Criminal Justice – Juvenile Justice Department and Cornell University’s Advancing Youth Development where she facilitates workshops and trainings regarding youth development/youth engagement.
Ana’s experience in networking, collaboration and communication plays key in her role as a liaison for the community especially the youth population.
Ana holds a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and is currently studying Shurte Karate. She is a certified personal trainer, certified sport nutrition consultant, and a mom.