White House Author
Stacy E. Holland
Co-Founder of the Philadelphia Youth Network
With 20 years of experience, Stacy E. Holland is a tireless advocate who has played a vital role in ensuring that youth in the Philadelphia region have access to the academic, career and support services necessary to build bright futures and prepare them to be leaders in the workforce. As the co-founder of the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), a non-profit formed in 1999, Ms. Holland oversaw the growth of the organization since its inception. Starting as a small non-profit organization, PYN has grown into an independent, citywide entity dedicated to integrating services and building systems that promote positive post-secondary and economic outcomes for young people serving over 17,000 youth yearly with an annual budget of over $28 M. Ms. Holland will continue her work in advocating in preparing youth for college and career success in her new role as the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at the School District of Philadelphia. Since 1999, Ms. Holland has led collaborative efforts that allowed PYN to achieve the following results: putting more than 92,000 youth to work in internships and training programs, reconnecting more than 7,300 out-of-school youth with education and training programs, infusing more than $51 million into the local economy through wages paid to youth, launching seven industry pipeline programs to enhance education in high-growth and high-earning careers, and coordinating services for over 140 youth-serving organizations. Ms. Holland holds a Master Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and serves on a number of non-profit board as well as the Community College of Philadelphia.