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Director of Programs (Mr. Chris Latson )

Hello my name is Chris Latson and I am a trained Program Director of state, federal and county government programs through the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.  I am a native of Miami, Florida, and married with two daughters. My educational background consists of a degree in English/Education with a minor in Art. For the past 9 years I have collaborated with various federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of underserved young adults.  

I have received extensive training as a Nonprofit Program Manager, High Potential Diverse Leaders graduate (Georgia Center for Nonprofit University), College Access trained (Georgia Board of Regents), certified Parent Trainer by the Center of Child Well Being, Mentor Trainer under the Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services national program, and trained in Sexual and Domestic Abuse by Stewards of Children Prevention and Response program.

For the past 3 years I have served the Metro Atlanta area by way of United Way of Greater Atlanta RB21/Opportunity Youth Council, African American Male Initiative (AAMI) at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Home Builders Institute (HBI) skills training, U.S. Department of Labor Workforce and Re-Entry grant for young adults and ex-offenders as Pathway Coach/Youth Development Coordinator. My experiences consist of implementation of school-based partnerships, collective impact models, mentoring programs, college readiness pathways, case management systems, program audits, behavioral assessments, program policy and procedures.

I currently serve as the Program Director for Youth Enhancement Services, Inc. GED program providing alternative education and career readiness solutions to disconnected youth. My goal is to strategically implement a comprehensive program model that develops a pipeline for youth to successfully obtain their GED, and transition to college/ post-secondary opportunities. Students are supported through college life skills enrichment, project based learning, and internship opportunities.

My motto is “I Can, I Will".