Program Coordinator, Council of Michigan Foundations
Olivia is a Detroit native and graduate of Grand Valley State University. She is currently a Program Coordinator at the Council of Michigan Foundations. At CMF she works with youth programs, affinity groups, and constituencies. Olivia formerly worked at the Detroit Food Policy Council, where she led the Council’s youth programming and social media networks. In addition to her professional work Olivia is a longtime volunteer with the Michigan Youth Workers Association and is on the Executive Board of Mission 31 Incorporated. Olivia loves volunteering, advocacy, and has a special place in her heart for youth work.
As education funders seek strategies to continually increase their impact, there’s no better source for insights on what’s working and not working for our country’s young people than the voices of youth themselves. The panel will address how funders can bring youth voice and participation into grantmaking and change-making. In this session, you’ll hear from education funders and practitioners about how engaging and empowering youth voice can lead to stronger philanthropy.