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Donnice E. Brown

Donnice E. Brown

Donnice E. Brown is an Out of School Youth Administrator for the Mayor's Office of Employment Developments (MOED) Career Development Division in Baltimore, Maryland. In her current role, she is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of programs and processes for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Service Providers. These selected providers offer educational, occupational skills training, life skills and employment opportunities to Baltimore City youth between the ages of 16-21 years of age.

Collaborating with members of the Baltimore youth workforce development community, Ms. Brown provides leadership and guidance for developing programs, strategies and practices to advance and support youth related initiatives. As an advocate for youth, Ms. Brown realizes the importance of aligning youth's soft skills with the competencies employers require. It is important to effectively link youth with employer provided work based learning opportunities that align fully with the youth development continuum. In the fall, Ms. Brown was invited to Aspen, Colorado as a panel participant to discuss Using a Collective Impact Approach to Align and Leverage Resources for Opportunity Youth. The ASPEN Institute Forum for Community Solutions Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund sponsored the conference.

Ms. Brown serves on numerous boards including: Baltimore Workforce Investment Board Youth Council; Choice Jobs Community Advisory Board at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative; Western High School Alumnae Association (Immediate past President); Elizabeth City State University Foundation Board; Towson University Alumni Association and Towson Black Alumni Alliance.

In honor of her maternal grandparents, Ms. Brown created the Dr. Donald Golden Brandon and Mrs. Bernice Bias Brandon Scholarship Fund endowed for $10,000. This endeavor is a testament to Ms. Brown's drive and passion for effecting change.

Ms. Brown holds membership in several organizations including Elizabeth City State National Alumni Association (life member); John H. Bias Alumni Chapter (Baltimore, MD), Raleigh-Durham-Wake Alumni Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Diamond Life member); The Links, Incorporated-Patapsco River Chapter (Immediate Past President); Fairmount Neighborhood Association; Bias Shores Homeowners Association and several others.

Ms. Brown earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations (1991) and Masters of Education in Human Resource (1994) from Towson State University. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Brown is the great-granddaughter of Dr. John Henry Bias and Mrs. Frances Lane Bias and the daughter of the late Willie A. Brown and Peggy Brandon Brown.