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Erin O'Keefe

Loyola University (Baltimore)
Director, Center for Community
Baltimore, MD
Erin S. O’Keefe, M.P.P., serves as director for Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice, overseeing university-community partnerships, student and faculty community engagement, and the university’s York Road Initiative, a place-based community development effort. O’Keefe joined Loyola in 2010 as the founding director for the York Road Initiative, focused on building neighborhood civic capacity, strengthening the commercial corridor and food access, and enhancing youth development. Previously, she worked in community affairs for Johns Hopkins University, as a research assistant for housing and redevelopment policy in the department of public policy at UMBC, and in community services at Catholic Charities of Baltimore. O’Keefe has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola, a master’s degree in urban policy from UMBC, and is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in public policy. She lives in Baltimore City, serves on the board of directors for Citizens Planning and Housing Association and Strong City Baltimore, and is a fellow of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute.