Christina Guillen

Christina Guillen

Breakout Session: Training: Fundraising and Financial Planning

Christina Guillen is an educator and community leader with over 14 years of proven success providing innovative and impactful service within the education, youth development, and community development fields. She is the Founder and Executive Director of YouthServ360, Inc., a non-profit organization that has served Clayton County and Metro Atlanta youth for almost a decade and is the Founder and Head of Schools of 7 Pillars Career Academy.

In her role as a leader within the community and within the education system, Ms. Guillen has created and managed federally funded youth development programs that seek to improve the education and economic mobility of the children and families served. She’s also been a pivotal figure in ensuring the acquisition of grant funding, federal compliance, and data management in most of the roles she has held throughout her career. As a state and national leader in program and grant management within a state education and youth development program, she has had over six (6) years of experience as a USDA contractor, over nine (9) years of experience as a contractor with state-government, and over eight (8) years of fiscal oversight of over $3M in federal and state funding.

During her years as an educator, Ms. Guillen’s students scored at least 20 percentile points above the county average in Science and Social Studies; subjects that typically show the lowest standardized test scores. As a subject matter department chair for four years, she was responsible for curriculum evaluation, selection, and implementation for both Science and Social Studies. As a leader, Ms. Guillen possesses the unique ability and skills needed to ensure teachers, students, staff, parents, community partners, and stakeholders have what they need to render successful results.

Ms. Guillen is a graduate of the University of Georgia (B.A. Sociology and B.S. in Political Science and International Affairs) and Albany State University (M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Administration). In 2019, she was honored as a University of Georgia (UGA) 40 Under 40 Alumni and her organization, YouthServ 360, was selected as a 2022 Bulldog 100 organization.

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