Roxanne J. Williams is the president and program manager for all program activity. She has 15 global technical certifications and over 22 years of community, youth development and technical experience that includes grassroots economic development work, workforce development work and managing youth development projects throughout the country. She has also held lead IT positions in several government contractor companies leading IT departments and critical IT functions. Roxanne holds a Master’s degree in Training and Organizational Development and was recognized internationally as a Salzburg Fellow for her commitment, passion and outcomes-driven youth and community development work. Her role is overall program management of all Urban Ed programs, administering formal partnership agreements particularly around job placement, evaluation management, grants management and assisting with ongoing training design and curriculum delivery methods. Roxanne built Urban Ed from the ground up and her visions for sustainability and dedication to residents of the District and the DMV region, particularly our youth has been the force behind the quality success of Urban Ed. Community members admire her attention to their individual needs, her “keeping it real”, soft but stern approach and her genuine inspiration for all people in the community to succeed.