Seantae Byers’ 10 plus years of professional experience has shown her that building better communities is achievable with collaboration from all sectors. She has worked as the Program Director for Church Community Services, a non-profit working directly with people in poverty in Elkhart County, Indiana. She instituted evidence-based methodology to improve the efficiency and impact of current agency programs and established new ones.

Previously, she taught social studies at Columbia High School in Dekalb County, Georgia where she completed the Leadership Development Program for Aspiring Administrators. In addition, she has taught ESL in Beijing and served as an AmeriCorps Team Leader in Atlanta, leading efforts in volunteer recruitm

ent, program development and implementation for students. In addition, she interned for the City of Atlanta’s Weed and Seed program, where she learned more about resources often overlooked in impoverished areas.

Ms. Byer’s  earned her Bachelor’s in Political Science and History from Ball State University. Her academic honors include selection to attend the Bowen Institute of Political Participation, membership in the National Political Science Honor Society, and serving as President of the National History Honor Society.

Seantae was placed at the National League of Cities (NLC) in Washington, D.C. She worked directly with the Federal Advocacy Department and the Institute of Youth, Education, and Family. She was entrusted with working on impactful projects that help to further NLC’s mission such as the Black Male Achievement initiative, the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, the Incoming Congressmen Project, and many others.