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Stephanie Bailey

Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Newark, DE

Stephanie has a a passion for education and youth development nonprofit work. Prior to joining Elevate’s grant writing team, she served as Program Coordinator at Access Youth, a local DC nonprofit, where she worked with youth and families in the Arrest Prevention Program and wrote program and general operating support grant proposals. She is passionate about identifying new sources of funding that will serve low-income and vulnerable communities.

Stephanie earned her BS in Political Communication from Emerson College in Boston, MA, with a concentration in conflict resolution and nonprofit management. She has 100+ hours of training specific to direct service youth work and nonprofit development. Stephanie is a trained mediator and has utilized her training to resolve family and community disputes.

When she’s not at Elevate, you can find Stephanie teaching (or taking) yoga classes, testing out vegetarian recipes, or scouring out new reads at the library.

What's your favorite thing to do in DC?

I love spending my Sunday mornings at the Dupont Circle or Bloomingdale Farmer’s Markets and getting an iced coffee.

What book could you read 50 times?

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be the semi-colon because I like to think of myself as a connector.

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