Ayana Gabriel, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer   

FOCUS AREAS: Early child development, K-12 education

CONTACT: 404-367-2100, contact form

PROFILE: Gabriel joined the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in March 2015 and provides grant leadership for the Foundation's Better Beginnings and Pathways to Success initiatives. She holds the title of program officer.

Previously she worked as the managing director for diversity & strategy and admissions for Teach for America for over six years. She was also a teacher at Atlanta Public Schools for five years. She even worked as a chemical engineer for Merck prior to this. She has also served as the president of the Westview Community Organization and been a committee member of the Atlanta Beltline Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee.

Gabriel’s Operation Hope fellows bio shares:

Gabrielle Arrington is a Senior Development Fellow with Operation HOPE, a nonprofit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization with the mission to eradicate poverty. As the Senior Development Fellow, Gabrielle works with HOPE market leaders to research prospective partnerships, manage grants and proposals for programming, and to help implement development strategies in national markets.
As an emerging leader, Gabrielle is passionate about addressing social issues through collaborative problem solving and capacity building in communities. She is a business coach and mentor for Kidz2Leaders, which breaks the cycle of incarceration by changing the lives of prisoners’ children. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for Under30 Following the Vision Magazine, the publication and scholarship program focusing on exposure, development and investment opportunities for entrepreneurs under 30.
Gabrielle graduated with Advanced Honors from Georgia State University, studying Public Management and Governance and Sociology. She has a National Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

You can watch a video with Gabriel as a panelist about The Pipeline Project here.