Bonnie Howard

Director of National Partnerships
Annie E. Casey Foundation

When Bonnie Howard was offered the opportunity to work with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, she believed this would be one way to make a difference in the world in which her daughter—and all children—live. She began her career at the Foundation working with the Family Economic Success unit in 2002. In that role, Bonnie had responsibility for “helping create access to economic opportunities for families living in tough neighborhoods, the opportunities that many of us take for granted.”  This meant being in front of the issues that often limit families’ abilities to gain and keep assets.  She is now a Director in the Office of External Affairs with responsibility for the Foundation’s portfolio of national partners.

Bonnie launched her professional career as a Speech and Language Pathologist in the Boston Public Schools, but transitioned from education to the field of high-tech during the early 1980s. She spent ten years in marketing positions with IBM before moving on to the Houghton Mifflin Company, formulating business plans, national marketing strategies, and negotiating software contracts as a Senior Account Manager. But with a passion for improving the lives of children and youth, Bonnie followed a path back to education when she became the Communities and Schools for Career Success Entrepreneur, developing and implementing a school-to-career plan in the Brockton Public Schools. Just prior to joining the Casey Foundation, Bonnie was a Program Director at Jobs for the Future, working closely with urban communities to bring school-to-career practices to scale. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Howard University, and earned her Master of Education in Policy, Planning, and Administration from Boston University.

Bonnie Howard will be speaking at:

Lessons from the Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force

- 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ,

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