Urban Alliance Announces Selection of Stephanie Amponsah as New Baltimore Executive Director
Urban Alliance CEO Veronica Nolan today announced that current Baltimore Program Director Stephanie Amponsah will become the new Executive Director of the Baltimore region. Amponsah succeeds Catherine Estevez, Executive Director, who is re-locating to Richmond, Virginia. Stephanie joined Urban Alliance in 2010, becoming the Program Director in 2011.
Stephanie is a graduate of High Point University where she received her B.A. in Human Relations and her M.P.A. in Nonprofit Organizations. She worked as a Social Worker in North Carolina and Washington, DC for over three years before joining Urban Alliance. As Program Director, Stephanie has had extensive experience working with existing corporate, community and school partners in Baltimore. She will commence her new role in August.
“We are incredibly proud of Stephanie and look forward to her leadership in her new role as Executive Director of the Baltimore office. Her dedication to improving the lives of young people is evident in the work that she has done with UA since she first joined us,” said Veronica Nolan. ”We are so grateful for the exemplary work performed by our outgoing Executive Director Catherine Estevez. She has played an integral role in expanding our presence in Baltimore, enabling us to serve more students every year. We wish her great success as she moves on to this new and exciting phase in her life.”
During Catherine’s tenure with Urban Alliance, the Baltimore program has grown from serving 40 youth in four high schools to annually serving over 200 youth city-wide. Her hard work garnered important roles for the organization with the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board and the Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Collaborative. In 2013, Catherine was recognized on the Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 list and also received The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties award, which recognizes young professionals on the basis of their professional accomplishments, civic involvement, and impact of their achievement.
“Over the past few years, I have had the honor of working with one of the finest non-profit professionals that I have ever encountered,” said Baltimore Advisory Board Chair Kristin Kosmides. “Through her work, Catherine has made outstanding contributions in transforming the lives of student interns, and expanding Urban Alliance in Baltimore. My fellow board members and I wish her all of the best on her future endeavors. We look forward to working with Stephanie as she leads Urban Alliance Baltimore through the next chapter of preparing our young people for the world of work.”