Cassandra Anderson joins UNCF and the K-12 Advocacy team as a Community Engagement Manager. As a Community Engagement Manager, Cassandra will help UNCF ensure that, through its advocacy efforts, more African-American students will be college ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college. Prior to joining UNCF, Cassandra was the 21st Century Cures Grant Director for the Division of Mental Health and Addiction with the State of Indiana, and currently an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Foundations of Success at Ivy Tech Community College. Cassandra earned her B.A.in Political Science from Spelman College, Masters of Science in Sport Administration from Georgia State University, Masters of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Professional Coaching Certificate from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Cassandra has spent over a decade working in the nonprofit sector and with youth. She formerly served as the Director of Programs for the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis. Prior to that position, she was a case manager with the Homeless Initiative Program and worked directly with homeless veterans and their families. Cassandra believes her purpose in life is to uplift, inspire, motivate, and encourage people.