Michelle Smith joined America’s Promise Alliance in December 2019 as the Director, Alliance Engagement on the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships team. In her role, Michelle leads the development, direction, and implementation of the overall strategy for engaging our Alliance.
Before joining America’s Promise, Michelle served over ten years in direct-service, youth-focused nonprofits in Washington, DC. Michelle remains committed to ensuring all young people have access to opportunities and resources despite the limitations inflicted on their communities due to racial and economic factors. Her commitment to youth in DC has led her to serve as a volunteer and mentor with multiple organizations.
Since 2009, she has led Washington’s Biggest Givers, a volunteer group founded on the concept of Ubuntu, servicing nonprofits in the DC area. Originally from DC, Michelle grew up in NC and received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Kent State University.