Senior Associate, Atlanta Civic Site
Janelle Williams oversees economic opportunity efforts for the Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site. She develops collaborative partnerships to advance strategies and goals that help residents across the city — especially in Neighborhood Planning Unit V — and state develop their skills and access family-supporting career opportunities that enable them to build assets and wealth.
Williams has extensive research experience in an array of socioeconomic and international issues. For more than four years, she led efforts to incorporate data analysis and evaluation into program design and implementation at the Center for Working Families Inc. Before that, she helped assess the statewide implementation of the Reading First curriculum in kindergarten through third grade at the University of Georgia. She also has served as a congressional fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, conducting policy research and analysis on issues tied to education, health, workforce development and immigration.
Williams holds a doctorate in international family and community studies from Clemson University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from Florida Memorial University.