Our Mission

So What Else exists in a tripod of service:

- To provide out of school time educational and creative programming to underserved youth;

- To promote volunteerism and provide resources and service to other community organizations; and to

- Mobilize the youth we serve to, in return, pay it forward to their community through service.

As an organization, So What Else’s primary goal is to continue expanding our after-school and summer programs to children who do not otherwise have access to extracurricular enrichment activities without programs such as ours. So What Else's diverse curriculum fosters academic achievement, inspires community engagement, teaches teamwork and empathy, nurtures a healthy lifestyle, engenders a sense of well-being and self-efficacy, and promotes environmental stewardship.

Founded on the simple desire to do good in the world, So What Else has not abandoned its altruistic roots. In addition to our year-round enrichment activities, So What Else leads volunteers at +70 volunteer events per year, logging +1,500 individual service hours, and incorporates service activities into all after school and summer sites regardless of class focus.


The Dream Team

Dave Silbert

Executive Director

Bob Schless

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Kypriana Daniels

Administrative Director

Jackie Perez

Operations Director


Talia Ramey

Volunteer Services Director


Megan Joe

Assistant Operations Director


Dan Friedman

Development Director


Allie Bonney

Communications and Development


Rachael Eichner

Communications and Development


Board of Directors


Advisory Board

The advisory board houses our most committed and special volunteers who bring knowledge from their various professional and life experiences to enhance our operations, develop our staff, and promote our mission throughout their networks.

Kathleen Corey

Meloni Harris Barber

Nina Golding

Mark Leisher

Gregory Miller

Patti Ross

Glenn Stern

Ken Brodkowitz

Dave Winokur

Sondra Frank

Jonathan Holmes