Germaine Smith-Baugh Donna Marshall Khamisi Grace Robyn Hankerson Alicia Brown Barika Williams





FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla — Several staff members from the Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) have been accepted into various leadership programs. Germaine Smith-Baugh and members of her management team are slated to participate in the programs so that the social services organization continues to evolve and elevate its ability to serve patrons in areas like education, financial literacy, housing, substance abuse treatment, employment, teen pregnancy prevention, GED preparation and wealth building.  Below are summaries of the programs that each ULBC staffer has been accepted into.

President and CEO Smith-Baugh, who began her Urban League career in 1996 as a Program Coordinator and has more than fifteen years of not-for-profit experience, has been accepted into Leadership Florida, a statewide community of leaders actively engaged in understanding and serving Florida. The organization convenes the group to educate and inspire them to work across their strengths and diversities for a better Florida. The program engages Floridians by providing meaningful forums for sharing essential information and viewpoints, and by creating opportunities for shared experiences that are inviting, inspiring and of lasting value.

Donna Marshall has been accepted into The American Express Leadership Academy, which includes five nonprofit partners, encompasses nine separate programs, spans four countries and impacts hundreds of high-potential emerging leaders annually.

Khamisi Grace will complete The National Urban League’s Emerging Leaders Program, a competitive, 12 month development opportunity. The program provides a unique chance to develop analytical and critical leadership skills in the non-profit sector. Highly qualified candidates are chosen to participate in this program to ensure that the  NUL is developing exceptional leaders with a strong interest in the work that is done at the Urban League.

Accepted into the Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. (LBF) are Robyn Hankerson, Alicia Brown and Barika Williams. LBF is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 32-year history of preparing and connecting leaders from the business and civic communities to strengthen Florida’s future.

While not a member of the ULBC staff, Williams is active in the organization’s Young Professionals’ Network, which, cultivates a new generation of young professionals to take an active role in serving and empowering Broward County’s urban communities.

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