Patricia D. Gill

Senior Program Associate
Center for Workforce Development
202-822-8405 x 154

Patricia joined the IEL staff in December of 2008.  As Senior Program Associate for the Center for Workforce Development (CWD), she serves as the lead workforce development technical assistance liaison for The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth.  As such, Patricia conducts research and evaluation of policies, programs, and practices, and provides guidance to the workforce development field. Patricia is also the Program Director for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP), a new multi-site career-focused mentoring program for youth with disabilities.  Her other responsibilities include creating training materials and conducting workshops, trainings, and symposia, and leading CWD’s Youth Service Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities efforts.

Prior to joining IEL, Patricia was the Civic Justice Corps Program Director at The Corps Network, the national association of service and conservation corps, in Washington, DC.  Her responsibilities included providing technical assistance to a service and conservation corps network of 20+ sites that are demonstrating a community service-based model for the effective reentry of formerly incarcerated and court-affiliated youth.  Previously, Patricia led professional development and standards-based organizational capacity building efforts in the U.S. and Haiti at The National Youth Employment Coalition. She also provided training and technical assistance for 14 sites establishing systems of youth worker professional development at The Academy for Educational Development.   She directed youth programs in both Chicago (The Youth and Family Resource Center) and Washington, DC (The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Shepherding Program).  In addition to her front line youth work experience, Patricia has created curriculum and facilitated courses for both adults and youth in:  youth development, community mapping, mentoring, college prep, youth employment skills, conflict resolution, and positive discipline.

Patricia holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech/Communication from the University of Maryland at College Park.  She is a Certified Workforce Development Professional with a Youth Endorsement and a Master Facilitator of the Advancing Youth Development Curriculum.

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