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EYI is a catalyst for community partnerships that ensure all children have what they need to succeed in school and life, especially our most vulnerable children.

We engage parents, organizations and community leaders who can make a difference in the lives of children through innovative programs, public education, research and advocacy.

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Jaci Clement

Executive Director, Fair Media Council


Jaci Clement's love of media began when she was in the fourth grade, when she earned her first byline in a daily newspaper. Since then, she has worked for many prestigious publications including the Times Mirror Co., Dolan Media (Minneapolis-based) and The New York Times. Clement also holds the title of Executive Communicator, the highest rank of distinction bestowed by the Association of Women in Communications.

Jaci is the executive director of the Fair Media Council, a New York metro area media watch organization headquartered at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage, NY. and is a nationally recognized media expert with over 20 years of experience in the communications industry.

“The Early Years Institute takes a holistic approach to helping communities understand that investing in the littlest among us is one of the most important things we can do, both for the children and for the community. It's a privilege to work with the Board and staff of EYI and I'm honored to be given the opportunity” said Jaci Clement.

Jaci is a resident of Huntington and resides with her beloved dog, Jive.

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