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Kirstin Yeado

Senior Program Officer – Support Rural Postsecondary Education and Workforce Training
Partnering with current and potential grantees and other funders to elevate opportunities for learners from low-income backgrounds so they can better achieve their postsecondary education and career goals.

Kirstin is a program officer. She is responsible for strategic grantmaking to advance Ascendium’s Support Rural Postsecondary Education and Workforce Training focus area, which seeks to expand education and workforce training opportunities for rural learners. She joined the organization in 2017.

Previously, she was a community impact manager at Higher Expectations for Racine County, a collective impact partnership. She has also held positions with the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Outside of Ascendium, Kirstin is co-chair of 100+ Women Who Care -Milwaukee.

Raised in Illinois, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from Marquette University.

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