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Erin O'Keefe

Erin S. O’Keefe is a program officer at the Baltimore-based France-Merrick Foundation who is passionate about the integration of asset-based, equity-driven, and collective impact frameworks.  

From 2010-2021, Erin led place-based community engagement strategies for Loyola University Maryland, founding their York Road community development initiative and directing their academic and co-curricular Center for Community, Service, and Justice.  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 management at Catholic Charities of Baltimore. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola, a master’s degree in public policy from UMBC, and is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in urban policy at UMBC. She lives in Baltimore City, Maryland.​