Danielle Sullivan is a Parent Advocate for Early Childhood Education, Children with Disabilities and Impoverished Families. She received her Bachelors in Communications from Lehman College at the City University of New York. After her fourteen-year career as a Customer Service Specialist in the
retail and restaurant industries, Danielle's passion for advocacy and peer parenting support was awakened shortly after she became a single mother to a special needs child. This new status created her desire to become heavily engaged, enlightened and empowered in the efforts of obtaining developmental and educational services for her child. In addition to advocating for her family, she supports and speaks up for other families and communities who may not possess the tenacity or go ahead to do such in an as effectively successful way.
Danielle was an area representative for East Harlem/Upper Eastside through the New York City Head Start Policy Council, the Chairperson for the Policy Council of the Association to Benefit Children, is a board member for New York City's Community Board 11, former Board Member for the New York State Head Start Association a member of the Mayor's Task Force on Early Education, a member of the Chancellor's Parent Advisory Council, Co-President of District 5 Presidents' Council and President of the Parent Association of CS 133. In addition to being an active community member at the state, city and neighborhood levels, she has obtained certifications in Parent Advocacy Training from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a certification in Parent Member training through the Department of Education and a certification in Parent Advocacy from the Administration for Children Services through the Center for Human Development and Family Service (CHDFS). She's founded and facilitates a Parent Support group (Parents 4 Parents) that address the concerns, wants, and needs of new and existing parents, is a regular participant in organizing, being an outreach resource and volunteer contributor at many conferences’ workshops and information sessions pertaining to parenting, advocacy, impoverished families and people with disabilities. She recently lends her experience and ideas to help in the fight to end teacher income disparities and holding educational institutions accountable for providing quality education to all children with the "Parents to the Rescue" group on monthly basis. She currently holds the position of Early Childhood Education Parent Engagement and Outreach Specialist at University Settlement for their seven sites of Early Education in East Harlem. She currently resides in New York City with her daughter, Madison. She can be contacted at email@example.com.