Leader in Youth Development and Boys & Girls Club Veteran Joins Growing Baltimore Team Bringing Renewed Focus To Club Operations
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) today announced the appointment of Latisha Franklin as its new Vice President of Youth Development. Franklin will lead the organization’s youth development and Club operations team serving more than 600 young people in the Baltimore region.
A seasoned professional with more than 15 years of youth development and nonprofit leadership, Franklin joins BGCMB from COA Youth & Family Services in Milwaukee, WI.
Prior to her work at COA Youth & Family Services, Franklin spent more than 10 years leading operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
“We are thrilled to welcome Latisha to our growing team in Baltimore as we continue to create a Boys & Girls Club organization that our great city and region deserves,” remarked BGCMB President & CEO Jeffrey Breslin. “Not only does Latisha bring a passion for youth development but she brings new energy, innovative programs, and most importantly, an impressive track record of excellence at some of the most successful organizations within our network of 4,600 Clubs nationwide.”
In addition to her direct experience leading, creating, and evaluating youth programs, Franklin holds a B.S. in Community Education and Engagement as well as a M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership.
“I am excited to take on this new opportunity and challenge,” Latisha said. “I can think of no better way to give youth an opportunity to thrive than by ensuring that our Clubs provide them with a safe and enriching experience, and our Clubs are a valuable resource to the Baltimore community. I look forward to leading this effort with the talented and committed team we have here.”