Name: Christine Carter
Organization: Against All Odds Foundation
Title: Founder, President and CEO
What makes her an effective President:
As a direct product of the New Jersey foster care system, Carter brings passion to her role as an advocate for children. Her organization focuses on a slew of programs designed to enrich the education of children and provide social services for underserved families. Most recently, Carter was featured on The Wendy Williams Show kicking off their “My Black Is Beautiful” initiative.
My advice for President Obama:
“In order to effectively address the complex issues affecting underserved families and at-risk populations, I would strongly recommend that [Obama] assess, identify and respond to the holistic needs of these families by first and foremost connecting directly with them. Their responses will give [him] and [his] administration invaluable insight that will reshape the Human Services arena. I have five suggestions as [he] continues in [his] leadership role. One, remain true to the established platform on which [he] was elected. Two, continue to maintain a close circle of objective advisors. Three, consistently rise above the challenges of partisanship and negative criticism. Four, strengthen [his] legacy by developing the next generation of world leaders and public servants through educational and community development investments. Five, continue to not only have the ‘audacity of hope’ but the audacity to serve.”