Implementation Evaluation Consultant —
Workforce and Family Programs
Jeanette Stevens has 20+ years of social service program development and management experience in the areas of housing, pre-trial criminal justice, special needs childcare training, teen pregnancy prevention, healthy relationship education, and workforce services. Jeanette has managed youth and adult programs, locally and nationally, and has managed a variety of funding sources, including public and private grants and contracts. She has supervised and coached staff throughout her career, developed and facilitated trainings, and presented locally and nationally.
Prior to joining AMTC as an associate, Jeanette worked for 10 years in a senior leadership role at the Center for Self-Sufficiency where she developed and managed policies, procedures, systems, contracts, program budgets, and grant-required applications and reports. She trained staff and partners, conducted site visits, and provided technical assistance to ensure compliance with requirements. She also assisted with marketing, outreach, and program design. These programs and services included a three-year, $1.5 million youthful offender workforce grant funded by the U.S Department of Labor and a multi-community healthy marriage partnership grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling more than $15 million over a nine-year period.
Prior to CFSS, Jeanette worked for the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of Greater Milwaukee where she had similar responsibilities for a five-city, $3.4 million federal sexual risk avoidance grant, formerly referred to as abstinence education. She also worked as a Program Director for a Special Needs Childcare Program and for a Pre-trial Services Program. Jeanette was also a Program Coordinator for a housing program serving individuals and families on Section 8 Rent Assistance. Jeanette received her bachelor’s degrees in Social Science & Communications from Milwaukee’ Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI, and her Masters of Arts degree in Public Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She finished all coursework toward her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI.