Lateefah Durant is an innovative and strategic leader with over 20 years in the education, workforce and government sectors with extensive experience leading systems change, designing and implementing new initiatives focused on career and workforce development, and strengthening community and stakeholder relationships.
Lateefah serves as the Vice President of Innovation at CityWorks DC ensuring that young people have the work experience, social capital, and credentials needed to compete for family-sustaining jobs in our region. Their programs are providing young adults with apprenticeship opportunities in high-demand, high-wage industries such as, IT and finance and transformative career coaching. Lateefah previously held several leadership roles in College and Career Readiness for Prince George’s County Public Schools including the management of over 30 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs serving 8,000 students and launching its Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Lateefah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Lateefah was appointed by the Governor in Maryland to serve on the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council. She also serves as Board President for Legacy Company, a workforce development nonprofit and as an Executive Advisory Board member for the District of Columbia’s CTE Programs. All of Lateefah’s endeavors reflect her commitment to help youth and young adults discover their purpose and provide them with access to educational and employment opportunities.