Director, Young Adult Literacy Technical Assistance
Erika Ewing currently spearheads CAT’s Middle School Literacy Initiative, overseeing 10 NYC in-school and after-school programs that use interactive strategies to strengthen the literacy skills and achievement of young adolescents. She also directs CAT’s new Literacy Support Team, which currently provides professional development and consultative services to eight community-based organizations that provide similar programs and is expected to grow in future years. As an adjunct faculty member at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Ms. Ewing has taught Literacy, Drama, and Dramatic Writing to graduate students in Educational Theatre. Her career has encompassed directing, writing, and acting for television and film. Ms. Ewing earned her B.A in Theatre from Smith College, where she received the Denton M. Snyder Acting Prize. She earned her M.F.A in Theater Arts at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where she received the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship for her outstanding accomplishments in Acting. She joined CAT in 1999.