Kirsten Clark

Senior Manager of Institutional Giving

Kirsten, known to staff as “KiKi,” joined our Development team in 2022 to support capacity building in Georgia. In addition to managing Georgia regional grants, Kirsten supports CASA’s policy team, Education team, and DEI teams through grant management.

As the former Executive Director at the Center of Help (COH), Kirsten advocated alongside CASA staff in Anne Arundel County, Maryland through the Mid-Atlantic Latinx Vaccine Equity Coalition (MALVEC) and the Anne Arundel County Police Accountability Coalition for several years before joining our staff. During her time as Executive Director (2019-2022), Kirsten doubled the organizational revenue, designed and implemented countless operating procedures, and vastly improved data and evaluation systems at COH. Before taking on the executive role, she developed and coordinated the newly opened María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center (MPYOC) upon returning from Colombia as a Fulbright Scholar in 2018. Fulbright allowed her to pursue her passion for second language education and intercultural exchange in Bogota, Colombia where she taught Business English at Universidad EAN and led a weekly language and dance exchange to benefit a local nonprofit that supports under-resourced youth through dance scholarships and mindfulness training. Kirsten’s nonprofit career began with an internship at Esperanza Center in Baltimore City through the Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership program, for which she now sits on the Executive Committee of the alumni board.

Kirsten holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also worked in their English Language Institute, assisting with student services and international student admissions. Kirsten is fluent in English and Spanish, and can be found dancing bachata or advocating for LGBTQ+ rights in her free time!

Media Mentions:

“MARYLAND: Nace un aliado para la salud de los latinos,” El Tiemp Latino, Locales

“CFAAC Announces $162,250 to Support Programs Focused on Healthy, Thriving, Successful Children,” Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

Fulbright Scholar