Angela Lewis exudes love for young people and has committed her professional career to providing access to life-changing opportunities for youth.
Lewis serves as the Development Director for Urban Sprouts Child Development Center, which focuses on ensuring quality early childhood education for children regardless of their family’s socio economic status. She develops and oversees the annual fundraising program and maintains ongoing communications with private and corporate donors to build support for the organization.
Lewis was the Founding Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) St. Louis Region. NFTE is a global non-profit which inspires students from underserved communities to start businesses and have the entrepreneurial mindset.
Lewis leads successful partnerships with major corporations ( ex. Express Scripts, MasterCard, Citi, Ernst and Young) non-profit organizations, financial institutions, and other community based organizations to deliver programs to over 1000 local students in school districts such as Ferguson Florissant, St. Louis Public, Ritenour, Normandy etc.
While working with University City School and Rockwood School Districts she cultivated strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to build stronger community ties and expose students to extracurricular opportunities. She coordinates career fairs, college tours and advocated for students.
A St. Louis native, Lewis played professional basketball in Germany after a successful collegiate career at St. Louis University. Prior to working with youth, she coached basketball at the collegiate and professional level.
A recognized leader, Lewis has been featured in the St. Louis Business Journal and honored by Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis as a Distinguished Young Professional in Education and Youth Empowerment. She is also a regular speaker at the National Youth Summit on Education, Justice and the US Economy. Angela was selected to participate in the Women Athlete Business Network mentoring program sponsored by the International Women’s Forum and Ernst and Young.
Angela loves to:
Write – to date she has published three books, The Game Changing Assist: Six Simple Ways to Choose Success, The Game Changing Assist Workbook and Post Moves: The Female Athlete’s Guide to Dominate Life After College.
Visit National Parks – Most recently she visited Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg TN and has a plan to visit all of them 🙂
Spend time with Family – Her favorite activity is having dance parties with her nieces and nephews