Steering Committee Member

Program Officer

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Sakinah P. Harrison is a Program Officer for Education & Learning and Family Economic Security at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role as a member of the Education & Learning and Family Economic Security teams, Sakinah is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive systemic change within communities aimed at creating conditions in which children can develop, learn and grow. She works closely with staff to ensure integration and coordination of efforts.

Prior to joining the foundation, Sakinah served as the Vice President of Early Learning and Community Engagement with the United Way of Greater Atlanta. In addition to managing an annual early education portfolio of over 10 million dollars, Kinah partnered with cross-sector stakeholders, philanthropic leaders, policy makers, practitioners and community members on identifying and addressing challenges facing the metro Atlanta region.

Prior to United Way, Sakinah was Senior Site Manager for The New Teacher Project where she led school reform efforts in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools. Sakinah also has experience as a school administrator and teacher in addition to working with large nonprofits such as the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.

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